Roach Won’t Bite When Asked About Triple G Weight For Cotto Fight

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, trainer Freddie Roach said when asked about a Miguel Cotto vs. Gennady Golovkin fight.

How low do you want Golovkin to go, Roach was asked at BB Kings, at a presser to hype the Saturday Cotto vs. Daniel Geale middleweight tangle at Barclays Center.

“We haven’t negotiatied with him, I have no idea yet,” said Roach, a wince-y look on his face, and it was unclear if it was due to his disc problem in his back which might need surgery, or the marvelously candid interviewing style belonging to Tha Boxing Voices’ Nes.

“We’ve never thought about the fight yet,” “Dedham” Freddie said. “Triple G still doesn’t bring nothin to the table. He still doesn’t sell any pay per views, it’s fighting a tough guy for no money.”

Was the disc bulging or was it Nes, lol, when Nes asked Roach about dictating terms to Canelo, when Canelo was instrumental in selling 2.2 PPVs when he hooked up with Mayweather?

“We didn’t say he didn’t sell tickets, we said Golovkin didn’t sell tickets,” Roach said, stating that it would be decided what terms might be sought when the time comes to negotiate, not before.

Actually, “Golovkin’s a good fighter, he’s a good guy, I like the guy, you might say we’re friends,” Freddie said; but, he noted, Manny Pacquiao didn’t know he was when he walked by him. “He needs more exposure in America,” the trainer said.

Bottom line, Canelo brings more to the table, so it’s a no brainer, now, on what to do next, if it’s between the Mexican and Triple G.

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COMMENTS

-john Burns :

Manny Pacquiao might not know who GGG is if he meets him on the street but just about every fight fan in America does know who GGG is and the betting is he would clean Cotto's clock inside of 5. Freddy should be ashamed to hold out Cotto as MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION since he apparently won't defend that title at 160. Cotto should give GGG a fight, give up up the title, or be stripped. I have never heard of a champion who refuses to defend his belt and still expects to be haled as the champion.


-Radam G :

Manny Pacquiao might not know who GGG is if he meets him on the street but just about every fight fan in America does know who GGG is and the betting is he would clean Cotto's clock inside of 5. Freddy should be ashamed to hold out Cotto as MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION since he apparently won't defend that title at 160. Cotto should give GGG a fight, give up up the title, or be stripped. I have never heard of a champion who refuses to defend his belt and still expects to be haled as the champion.
Since you never heard of one, let me name one: the late, great middleweight Sugar Ray Robinson. He refused to defend his belt against the "Black Murder Row." And expected and was still to "be haled [sic] as the champion." We are dealing with prizefighting, not pride fighting. And there is a long history trail of pugs who refused to defend their belts against dangerous opponents and were expected "still to be hailed as the champion(s)." Holla!


-brownsugar :

Cotto is a ceremonial middleweight champ in name only, but he will take the "right" middleweight fight if the compensation is acceptable. With 5 champs per division, these types of variable status's are quite common. For example Arthur Abraham is supposed to be a super middleweight champ, but he might as well exist on another dimensional plane the way he stays isolated in Germany fighting the same guy over and over. Cotto's performance against Geale will be the determining factor of where he goes from here.


-amayseng :

Cotto is a ceremonial middleweight champ in name only, but he will take the "right" middleweight fight if the compensation is acceptable. With 5 champs per division, these types of variable status's are quite common. For example Arthur Abraham is supposed to be a super middleweight champ, but he might as well exist on another dimensional plane the way he stays isolated in Germany fighting
the same guy over and over. Cotto's performance against Geale will be the determining factor of where he goes from here.
Good one. How does he get away with it is my question...


-deepwater2 :

Good one. How does he get away with it is my question...
He will have to dump his belt or pay triple g mucho dinero if he doesn't fight his mandatory next. Jay Z gave him the financial backing so Cotto can fight who he wants on the eve of the Puerto Rican day parade and make millions. It would be nice to see Cotto vs Canelo, GGG , or even see if he can knock out Quillin in NYC . Fighting triple's knocked out left overs at a catchweight is not cool. At least he is letting the man rehydrate to whatever he wants unlike Broner vs Porter and broners rehydration clause.


-brownsugar :

Good one. How does he get away with it is my question...
Amayseng, I was shocked to discover, on a total random basis, last week, that Arthur even had a title. Its ironic because GGG's permanent home has been in Germany since he's been a pro (GGG may have moved recently according to reports) And none of the German middleweights, Sturm, Abraham, or Stieglitz have achknowleged him, or considered him as a potential opponent. Meanwhile the German fans are content to ignore the rest of the world where there champions are concerned.


-amayseng :

Amayseng, I was shocked to discover, on a total random basis, last week, that Arthur even had a title. Its ironic because GGG's permanent home has been in Germany since he's been a pro (GGG may have moved recently according to reports) And none of the German middleweights, Sturm, Abraham, or Stieglitz have achknowleged him, or considered him as a potential opponent. Meanwhile the German fans are content to ignore the rest of the world where there champions are concerned.
It is ridiculous, those three should be embarrassed. If I remember correctly, Pirog was going to give GGG a shot until he permanently hurt his back. What a shame, of a wasted talent and good fighter to see him shelved like that.