Freddie Roach hinting at retirement after one more fight with Cotto
Milan Ordoņez on Sep 23, 2015 03:16 PM
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In 1986, Freddie Roach was pushed into getting a job as a trainer when he was persuaded to retire from professional boxing by his then coach Eddie Futch.
The seven-time Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year awardee eventually learned to sharpen his skills and further hone his craft to become one of the most renowned mentors of the sport today. His most notable protégé, of course, remains to be the one and only eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao.
Roach’s fame opened doors for him to work with other world champions. Currently, he is also training WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, who defends his title against former world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on November 21st in Las Vegas.
But it looks like Roach’s coaching career is drawing to a close. In a recent interview with FightHub TV, the 55-year old trainer says he is looking for another fight alongside Miguel Cotto before finally calling it quits.
“Cotto’s a really solid fighter and if he wants to knock (Canelo) out, he can. And maybe we’ll go for one more big one, then maybe we’ll both retire after that. I’m getting tired.”
Watch the short clip here, where he also gives his opinion about Gennady Golovkin’s upcoming October 17th fight against David Lemieux.
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