Boxing trainer Freddie Roach is headed for another mega-fight in November, as his charge Miguel Cotto faces Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for the lineal middleweight championship.
Roach, who earned a 40-13 record boxing professionally from 1978-1986, has worked the corner for many of boxing’s biggest stars of the last 30 years, from Mike Tyson to Manny Pacquiao. He also struggles with Parkinson’s disease.
How many of these huge events does he have left?
According to an interview published yesterday at FightHub, not too many.
“It was the fight I wanted,” Roach says of the match-up with Canelo. “Cotto’s a really solid fighter, and if he wants to knock him out I believe he can. Then maybe we’ll do one more big one, then maybe we’ll both retire after that. I’m getting tired.”
That “one more big one” could be one of two big names, says Roach: Gennady Golovkin or Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
“Mayweather’s the number one choice out there,” he said. “(Cotto) told me himself he would have knocked him out if he had me in his corner. So I want to see that. Triple G’s a tough fight, but I don’t know if he’s the greatest in the world. I’d like to see him in a bit of a test, and I think Cotto would do that. Cotto would give him a bit of a test. Then we can decide who the best fighter in the world is.”
The full video can be found here: