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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Freddie Roach: Get one, loses one

Coach Freddie Roach

Originally posted on the│Sometimes when you lose something, eventually something else will comes your way in return. Although in most cases these things take time, that wasn’t the case for Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach this past week.  On the same week that he lost one of his young star fighters, he managed to add a veteral superstar to his list of Wild Card Gym members.

It has been announced that the celebrated trainer will be in Miguel Cotto’s side when the Puerto Rican star returns to the ring October 5 against Delvin Rodriguez in Florida.

Also news broke out that Julio Cesar Chavez will not have roach in his corner when he faces Brian Vera this upcoming September.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, during the tutelage of Roach, lost the precious “O” on his record when he fought Sergio Martinez. Their training camp for the Martinez fight was rough and on HBO’s 24/7 it was revealed that Chavez Jr. missed several training sessions and Roach had little control over the schedule of his fighter. With that history, it’s not surprise that the two have decided to part way.

Miguel Cotto will part ways with Pedro Diaz—Cotto’s head coach in his fight against Austin Trout in which he lost via unanimous decision. Diaz gained recognition in the sport when the unknown Cuban trainer first appeared with Miguel Cotto for his rematch against rival Antonio Margarito in which Cotto looked very impressive.

Where in Roach himself also suffered the same fate as a head coach, with all his top pupils at the time, such as Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan and Jorge Linares, all loosing back to back fights.

Now with Cotto, it will be  exciting to see how Roach can help rehabilitate Cotto’s career after suffering from back-to-back losses, and whether  the Hall of Fame trainer himself can once get on the road back to gaining the title of the best trainer in the sport.

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