Roach Says Cotto Body Attack Will Create Martinez KO

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is devising a cunning and effective strategy to, badger, outfox, and hound WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) into a brush with defeat, on June 7th at Madison Square Garden. Roach is training former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) for the match.
“We have seen Martinez fights. I observed him closely when I was in Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s corner, and he’s very fast. all opponents he can be outboxed. If Miguel focuses on his body, Martinez will loose his speed and that's when we will knock him out,” Roach mused. 
Cotto has been training with Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California. This is not the first time they've successfully worked together in LA. Roach trained Cotto for his last fight against Delvin Rodriguez, which ended with a spectacular KO.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lefthook2daliva on 05-09-2014

I kinda' think he's on a kamikaze mission, but FVCK YEAH!!! [B][SIZE="4"]WAR COTTO!![/SIZE][/B] :boxing:

Comment by TintaBoricua on 05-09-2014

Sergio will get dropped at least once during this fight. Cotto's small size is not why I'm worried about, he's banged big fighters before. What concerns me is Sergio's insane reach advantage. Cotto will be popping off jabs with Sergio's…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 05-09-2014

[quote=The Gambler1981] Quote: Originally Posted by .:: JSFD26 ::. Sad part is, after Martinez shows up all gimpy and Cotto beats him, Cotto won't get any credit. Posted from App for Android Why would you give out a lot…

Comment by Babalu11 on 05-09-2014

Roach is an aggressive trainer, sometimes too agressive, some of his fighters have lost on KO's to good counter fighter (Garcia, Marquez,) and although Cotto is more skilled than Martinez, Martinez is fast and a good counter.

Comment by TGD on 05-09-2014

What a surprise, Roach predicting a knock out for one of his fighters... Martinez is going to smash him to bits.

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