Miguel Cotto and Freddie Roach are set to meet next week to thrash out the Puerto Rican’s immediate future in the wake of his disappointing points loss to Saul Alvarez at the weekend. Cotto was on the wrong end of of a unanimous points decision (117-111, 118-110, 119-109) as he was outclassed by the stronger, fresher Alvarez in their Latino superfight on Saturday night.
Roach feels a move back down to light middleweight would suit his charge: “Going back to 154-pounds is definitely an option that we’ll pursue, because going into the fight he weighs 159 and his opponent weighs like 175. Canelo was the bigger, stronger guy and we did have trouble backing him up. He did come forward a lot,” Roach stated.
Cotto (40(33)-5) meanwhile, is not eyeing retirement and will instead look to fight again next summer in a planned Roc Nation pay-per-view triple-header featuring stablemates Andre Ward and Guillermo Rigondeaux. “I’m going to rest and rest a little bit more until the middle of next year. If I have another fight, it wouldn’t be until the middle of next year. We have an agreement with Roc Nation that we plan to satisfy,” Cotto stated.
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