Fresh off his dominating stoppage win over middleweight ruler Sergio Martinez, history maker Miguel Cotto has plenty of options. One fight his new trainer Freddie Roach is both interested in and is sure his warrior would win, is a return with Floyd Mayweather; who decisioned Cotto in a competitive fight two years ago. Roach thinks Floyd is, as he put it to the post-fight media in New York yesterday, a shot fighter. Roach says Mayweather’s legs have gone and that any talk the 37-year old comes out with regarding how he purposely stood and fought with Marcos Maidana is “bull s ***.”
Freddie has made outlandish statements in the past but who knows, maybe Floyd is slowing down a little if not actually anywhere close to being shot.
Could Cotto, in, say, a rematch at middleweight (a return with Mayweather could also happen at 154 or even at a catch-weight) pull off the upset and take away Floyd’s unbeaten record? A return would sure be interesting, maybe the best fight out there for Floyd barring a Pacquiao clash or a return with Maidana. A rematch would really be intriguing if it took place at middleweight.
But Roach says he’s doubtful Mayweather will take such a risky fight. Cotto, we know, would love a chance to gain revenge and win the ultimate in the process.