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.
— Miguel A. Cotto (@RealMiguelCotto) July 6, 2013
By the way all those reports about @FreddieRoach training Povetkin are wrong. He’s not training him.
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) July 6, 2013
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.
— Steve Kim (@stevemaxboxing) July 6, 2013