How Miguel Cotto and Freddie Roach became a team

Freddie Roach recounted Wednesday the circumstances that led him to teaming with Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto. Roughly seven months after getting universally outscored by Floyd Mayweather, the 33-year-old Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) lost a unanimous decision to Austin Trout in December 2012. A defensive wizard with advanced ring smarts, the 28-year-old Trout (26-2, 14 KOs) used a prolific...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach wants Miguel Cotto to fight either Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez

Freddie Roach claimed Saturday that he wouldn’t dissuade Miguel Cotto from fighting Russian badass Gennady Golovkin. The 32-year-old Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round TKO victory over Australian Daniel Geale to successfully defend the WBA and IBO middleweight belts last weekend at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin floored the 33-year-old Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) in the second...
Via Sports by Colin
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 3 opponents for Miguel Cotto: Who enhances his legacy the most?

What's next for Miguel Cotto? Miguel Cotto entered the ring against then lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez as an underdog. What happened from thereon in has been talked about in a variety of different ways. Some viewed Cotto's mauling of Martinez as confirmation that the Argentine was on his way out of the sport, with injuries and age catching up to him. Others...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Golovkin: From Cotto to Canelo; Chavez Jr. to Froch

Saturday night, in front of a crowd of 8,572, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin took care of business against Daniel Geale. From the starting bell the Kazakhstan warrior dictated the tempo. But Daniel Geale looked determined to somehow make this fight go the distance. He landed a decent upper cut early in the round, and later landed a big right hook. In the later portions of the round,...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin would brutalize Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden

Russian badass Gennady Golovkin scored a third round TKO victory over Australian Daniel Geale to successfully defend the WBA and IBO middleweight belts Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) floored the 33-year-old Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) in the second and then continued to mercilessly stalk the bleeding Aussie. Sensing a beaten man, Golovkin exchanged punches...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin Destroys Daniel Geale, Calls Out Cotto (Video)

This is now Gennady Golovkin’s world, we’re just the lucky spectators who’ll get to witness his domination of the sport of boxing for years to come.  The beast from Karaganda, Kazakhstan put the boxing world on notice with an absolute destruction of Daniel Geale in front of almost 9,000 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Golovkin retained his middleweight world title...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Macklin returns in WBC eliminator Aug 30 in Dublin, wants Miguel Cotto next

Matthew Macklin will face Jorge Sebastien Heiland in an official eliminator for the WBC Middleweight title held by Miguel Cotto at the National Stadium in Dublin on August 30. Macklin is back in action for the first time since December and can take a huge step towards facing the Puerto Rican legend if he can see off Heiland, the 27 year old Heiland who is ranked at number four with...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Argentinean great Sergio Martinez will wrongly continue to box

Sergio Martinez will not retire from prizefighting and he expects to regain a crown in the near future. In an extraordinarily dominant performance, Miguel Cotto stopped the 39-year-old Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) six seconds into the 10th round to capture the WBC middleweight championship on June 7 at Madison Square Garden. Meeting at a maximum weight of 159 pounds, the 5-foot-7 Cotto...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Golovkin discusses Geale and possibly facing Canelo, Cotto or Chavez Jr.

The freight train they call Gennady Golovkin will return to the ring this time on the big stage at the arena at Madison Square Garden to take on challenger Daniel Geale. After a proposed bout with Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fell through the cracks, Golovkin settled with Geale who should present Golovkin with the toughest fight of his entire career. Coming into the bout on...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

There is ‘a good opportunity’ for Miguel Cotto and Timothy Bradley to fight

Speaking on Monday with BoxingScene, trainer Joel Diaz acknowledged that Miguel Cotto would be “a good opportunity” for Timothy Bradley. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum also mentioned the possibility of the 33-year-old Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) defending the WBC middleweight belt against the 30-year-old Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) at a catchweight of 150-pounds. “We think that this is a good fight...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rather than Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather selects Marcos Maidana

Speaking Sunday at the BET Awards in Los Angeles, Floyd Mayweather revealed that he will again scrap Marcos Maidana. Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) is tentatively slated to battle the 30-year-old Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) on September 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In an enthralling prizefight, Mayweather earned a majority decision over Maidana to unify welterweight...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Belmontes vs. Abner Cotto set for August 7, unbeaten KeAndre Gibson also in action

"The Corpus Christi Kid" Jerry Belmontes will return to his Texas hometown to face Puerto Rico's Abner "Pin" Cotto in the 10-round junior lightweight main event of Golden Boy Live! on Thursday, August 7 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Also featured on the card will be a stacked lineup of Texas' finest that will be looking to put on...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 middleweight champions of the past 25 years

Boxing's Best Modern Middleweight Champions: As the middleweight torch has been passed to Miguel Cotto, there is a new kingpin at 160 pounds. While most boxing observers think Gennady Golovkin is the premier 160-pounder in the business, Cotto’s claim is dent-proof, as he is the legitimate Middleweight Champion of the World beyond dispute. How much of a championship impact he...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach says ‘the new’ Miguel Cotto would knock Floyd Mayweather onto Queer Street

Freddie Roach predicted Tuesday that “the new” Miguel Cotto would rebound and knock Floyd Mayweather onto Queer Street. During their original bout in May 2012, the 37-year-old Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) universally outscored the 33-year-old Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs). However, Junito managed to bruise and bloody the usually untouchable “Pretty Boy.” Earlier this month, in an extraordinarily...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos & quotes: Miguel Cotto honored in Puerto Rico

Miguel Cotto was formally received in his hometown after completing the historic feat last Saturday in which thrashed Argentina's Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez at Madison Square Garden to become the first Puerto Rican to reach world titles in four divisions. Cotto was honored, and spoke to an audience of fans and supporters with his title belts on display. Cotto...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotto vs. Martinez results: Pound for pound & divisional rankings updates

Miguel Cotto won the middleweight championship of the world on Saturday night by defeating Sergio Martinez. That means it's time for a massive overhaul of our pound for pound rankings, as well as the top 10 in the middleweight division. Check out the revised lists to see where everybody stands today and what kind of shakeups there are in the rankings. Updated top 20 pound...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 6/10: Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez Recap With Eric Raskin

We like writing fighters off. It’s similar to how we, as a society, seem to crave building a character up only to tear them down again. But in boxing, resurrections seldom happen the way they do in works of fiction and the sick worlds of celebrity and fame. The cerebral damage is carried out, and it cannot be taken back. It’s art, blood being the medium. Success in boxing today...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotto vs. Martinez post fight press conference highlights

Well Miguel Cotto just about gave the performance of his career as on Saturday night at a packed and sold out Madison Square Garden where he dominated Sergio Martinez in route to capture the lineal middleweight title of the world. Cotto now becomes the first Puerto Rican to win four titles in four divisions as well as the first to win a strap at 160 pounds. If you didn’t get a...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 7 takeaways from Miguel Cotto’s epic beat down of Sergio Martinez

Key Takeaways & Post-Fight Thoughts from Cotto vs. Martinez Results Miguel Cotto tore a hole through Sergio Martinez on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, becoming the middleweight champion of the world and shocking much of the boxing community - besides the tens of thousands of screaming, faithful fans who filled the MSG arena. Right here, we have a collection of key takeaways...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto rematch now looms large

It's June 6, 2015, eve of the annual Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City, and Miguel Cotto is defending the middleweight championship that he beautifully, forcefully took away from Sergio Martinez against Floyd Mayweather, in a rematch of their 2012 junior middleweight clash held in Las Vegas. That, as fight fans, is something we can only hope to see, and a Mayweather vs...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

More on Cotto vs. Martinez results: Fight night photos

Miguel Cotto smashed middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, in the headline event of an HBO pay-per-view. Cotto scored 3 first round knockdowns and didn't let up after that, closing the show when Martinez's corner halted the action for good after the 9th round. Right here, we have some more great coverage on the Cotto vs. Martinez...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

HBO Boxing to re-air must-see Cotto vs. Martinez fight on June 14th

HBO Boxing will replay the shocking and exciting Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez fight results on Saturday, June 14, at 10 pm. Cotto vs. Martinez took place on June 7th at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden and was aired on HBO pay-per-view. In one of the hottest prizefights of the first half of the year, Martinez and Cotto -- two of boxing’s most celebrated superstars...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotto’s Domination of Martinez Creates Big Options for the Fall

Martinez simply never recovered from the fight big shot Cotto hit him with and it was total domination from that point on. Miguel Cotto a few years ago looked like a fighter who had too many wars and was on his last legs as an elite boxer in the sport, then he called Freddie Roach. When that partnership came about I was skeptical because it is very hard to teach an old dog new tricks...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Cotto Stops Sergio Martinez To Win Middleweight Championship

Miguel Cotto made himself a lot of money on Saturday night and made history in the process.  Cotto annihilated Sergio Martinez to become the WBC Middleweight champion of the world. The promotional free agent also set himself to be a major player at a couple of weight divisions.  Cotto called it “The biggest achievement I’ve ever had in my career.” Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotto Vs. Martinez Undercard Results

NEW YORK CITY — Keep coming back here for updated undercard results live from Madison Square Garden in advance of the main event between middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto on HBO Pay-Per-View. ****** Jose Lopez, the undefeated (12-0) Puerto Rican featherweight, took on tough veteran Raul Hidalgo (21-10) in an eight round scrap that saw good sporadic action in...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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