Freddie Roach 'not very wise' with predictions says Canelo's trainer

Milan Ordoņez on Aug 20, 2015 03:12 PM
Roach 'not very wise' with predictions says Canelo's trainer
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Freddie Roach has always been known for his pre-fight predictions, particularly when it comes to Manny Pacquiao’s fights.

While some of them do come true, a good number of them were also proven otherwise. Most recently, the seven-time Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year declared that they will emerge victorious, should a rematch betwen Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather happen.

[RELATED: Freddie Roach: ‘We can beat Mayweather in a rematch, 100 per cent”]

Roach’s next major fight is another long-overdue match-up between Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in November. But as early as June, he already made declarations about how the fight is going towards Cotto’s favor, whom he had been training since 2013.

“I think it's a very good fight for us,” Roach said in a previous interview. “I really like our chances in that fight and I think there's a good chance we knock this guy out.” 

Recently, Canelo’s manager and co-trainer Edison Reynoso fired back at Roach by questioning the predictions the 55-year old trainer had been making as of late.

"In his recent fights, Roach has not been so successful,” Reynoso responded. “He had the perfect plan for Pacquiao with Marquez [and Pacquiao got knocked out] and he had the perfect plan to beat Mayweather and [Pacquiao lost by decision].” 

“So I think they are the words of someone who has not been very wise in their predictions and we will not take [his words] into account.”

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