RING/WBC middleweight champ Miguel Cotto addressed the boxing media during the post-fight presser following his fourth-round TKO of Daniel Geale in Brooklyn, N.Y. Miguel spoke about his year off, Gennady Golovkin, the talked about superbout with Canelo Alvarez, and the possible catchweight for that fight. Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach also spoke about Cotto-Canelo.
Freddie Roach admits that he hasn’t fully recovered from the exhaustive grind of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao event. Roach was in New York City on Tuesday to take part in the Miguel Cotto-Daniel Geale press conference, put together by Roc Nation, ahead of the Saturday night scrap at Barclays Center.
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, says his injured fighter could return to the ring in nine months, and when he does it won’t be against soft opposition.
RING/WBC middleweight champ Miguel Cotto was asked time and again about the 157-pound catchweight clause for his Saturday title defense against Daniel Geale during their final press conference in Manhattan on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Puerto Rican star calmly told the boxing press to get over it.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans share thoughts on tomorrow’s quadrupleheader in London featuring Kell Brook-Frankie Gavin, Jorge Linares-Kevin Mitchell, Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby and Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson, plus all-British mythical matchups, love for Nigel Benn, questions about Freddie Roach, Alexander Povetkin and Chris Algieri, and much more. Enjoy!
With potentially the biggest fight in recent memory nearly upon us, WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao reflects on the importance of facing RING champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. this Saturday.
Trainer Freddie Roach: capable of offering a fair assessment of his charge, Manny Pacquiao, or hyperbolic hype-master? Whatever you decide, he sees something wholly different about the WBO welterweight titlist.
Manny Pacquiao spent the early part of Wednesday in the gym, then went down the street for what has become a pre-fight tradition: starring on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show.
Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov is motivated for Lucas Matthysse on Saturday in a fight that potentially has brutality written all over it.
With the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao showdown less than a month away, veteran boxing writer Michael Woods wonders if the quiet version of Mayweather Jr. is just part of the promotion or a sign that the often-troubled superstar has matured. Freddie Roach isn’t buying it but wishes Mayweather were a better role model.
Nobody earned a cool grand for scoring a knockdown on Manny Pacquiao on day one of sparring at the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, reported Pacman’s trainer Freddie Roach on Tuesday late afternoon to RingTV.com.