Follow RingTV.com’s live blog of tonight’s junior middleweight third-round knockout by three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto over Delvin Rodriguez.
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Fans share their thoughts on Saturday’s Wladimir Klitschko-Alexander Povetkin and Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fights, next weekend’s Bradley-Marquez showdown, the Mayweather-Khan rumors, and one reader asks Dougie to list the best fighters ever in each division in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Final press conference for the Oct. 5 matchup between junior middleweights Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez in Orlando, Fla. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Junior middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez lists cutting his opponents among his specialties, and says that against Miguel Cotto “it’s going to definitely happen … As soon as I hit him good, he’s going to cut.”
HBO’s Jim Lampley on the Florida Commission, judging and Saturday’s Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fight: “It is unfair for Florida to be on the griddle for problems that came up in Nevada and California….Now, here they are, basically having to carry water for the whole sport on Saturday night on the subject of judging.”
Miguel Cotto will look to be busier and return to his “bread and butter” body attack against Delvin Rodriguez, according to trainer Freddie Roach.
Alan Massengale reports from the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., where Miguel Cotto is training for his Oct. 5 fight with Delvin Rodriguez. Massengale spoke to Cotto, Top Rank President Todd duBoef and Freddie Roach, who is training the Puerto Rican star for the first time.
Unbeaten welterweight contender Keith Thurman: “There’s only a few more steps on the ladder, and as I knock off a few more guys, I’m getting closer to the top (and) toward getting that big money fight.”
Abel Sanchez doesn’t think his middleweight Gennady Golovkin will ever get a shot at RING champ Sergio Martinez: “I think that they’ve made a comment about fighting Gennady Golovkin in about September of 2014. That’s like saying that he doesn’t want to fight him.”