Miguel Cotto Announces October 5 Return on HBO


On Saturday night, Miguel Cotto announced on Twitter that he will be fighting on October 5 and that he will be teaming up with Freddie Roach.

It was previously being speculated that Roach would be training Alexander Povetkin on October 5 when Povetkin challenges Wladimir Klitschko, but ESPN‘s Dan Rafael put that rumor to rest.


Instead, Roach takes over for Pedro Diaz–who also trains Guillermo Rigondeaux–as Cotto’s lead trainer. Early reports suggested Cotto could be facing Carlos Molina, but Rafael confirmed that the opponent will in fact be Delvin Rodriguez.

While Freddie Roach is a decorated trainer, some of his fighters–including Manny Pacquiao and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.– don’t abide by a tight set of rules.

It is possible that in the late stages of his career, Miguel Cotto may want to have more control of his training schedule and Roach may be the perfect trainer to allow that.

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