COTTO MOVES FORWARD HIS TRAINING SO HE COULD WORK ALONGSIDE PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Thu, 03 Apr 2014
Miguel Cotto who had planned to meet up with trainer Freddie Roach by mid-April has decided to move forward his original training date so he could work alongside “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao who is in the final stretch of his preparation for the much-awaited rematch with WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 12.
The World Boxing Council reported that Cotto who is scheduled to fight WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 7 “decided to move up the date so he can train with Mnny Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym.”
The WBC noted that this is the second time Cotto will work with Roach. The first was for his last fight when he easily stopped Delvin Rodriguez last October.
The WBC quoted Cotto as saying “I trust Freddie with my life. We will work hard every day and we hope not to have problems. Freddie knows how to gain the very best of me for a great performance in the ring.”
Roach said Cotto will travel to Las Vegas to be with Pacquiao and will then return to Los Angeles to continue training at the Wild Card Gym.
In his last stoppage victory, Pacquiao scored a 12th round TKO over Cotto in November 2009.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|AMIR KHAN SAYS A PACQUIAO FIGHT IN DUBAI WILL BE MASSIVE|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015KATSIDIS TO RETURN IN CHINA: Michael Katsidis to fight unbeaten Thai for WBC Belt
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN SAYS VILORIA VS GONZALEZ IS ACCEPTABLE TO THE WBC
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015CESAFI-VIVA SPORTS TIE-UP LAUNCHED AT OFFICIAL PRESSCON IN CEBU
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015Andre Berto's Chef -- SLAMS MAYWEATHER'S CHEF ... Your Fight Menu's WEAK!!!
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Tania Enriquez Ready For Her Next Fight
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Michael "The Silverback" Moore looking for big opportunity
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Vito Mielnicki Jr. wins National Jr. Golden Gloves tournament in Las Vegas
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Rosie Perez & Al Bernstein Host Nevada Boxing HOF Gala - Aug 8, Caesars Palace
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015NBA -- Delly stays open in Cleveland
By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 29 Jul 2015NBA -- Hawks hope that new pieces will blunt Carroll's departure
By Michael Smith, Wed, 29 Jul 2015GONZALEZ WILL FIGHT VILORIA IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jul 2015WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN ANNOUNCES THAT LEO SANTA CRUZ-MARES WILL FIGHT FOR THE DIAMOND BELT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jul 2015Palicte, Cabalquinto in Tibay ng Pinoy 10
By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 29 Jul 2015LEGENDARY FIVE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION SUGAR RAY LEONARD CONFIRMS ATTENDANCE AT THIRD ANNUAL NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Emmanuel 'Manny' Rodriguez is set to defend his WBO Latino title against Alex Rangel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015LGM Promotions back with another card on Saturday, August 15 at Pershing Field Ice Rink in Jersey City, New Jersey
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Brandon Bennett takes on Jonathan Maicelo as King's Promotions heads south to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on Friday, August 28
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Who’s truly ready: Viloria or Donaire?
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 28 Jul 2015Boxer Victor Ortiz -- Arrested at Kenny Chesney Concert ... Assault with Deadly Weapon
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015CESAFI COMMISSIONER TIUKINHOY HAILS TIE-UP WITH VIVA AS A MILESTONE IN CEBU BASKETBALL
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 28 Jul 2015Barrera wants revenge for Cuba, calls out Pascal
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015Tarver-Cunningham conference call transcript
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS INKS DEAL WITH ESTRELLA TV TO AIR LIVE BOXING MATCHES TWICE MONTHLY
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015