ESNEWS reporter Constantino Garcia caught up with legendary trainer Roger Mayweather. Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr., offered his take on a potential fight between four-time division world champion Miguel Cotto and former titlist Canelo Alvarez.
Cotto and Alvarez were in negotiations to fight on May 2nd before negotiations broke down. Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez’s promoter, said that Canelo was tired of waiting on Cotto to decide on what he wanted to do.
As a result, Canelo made a deal to fight James Kirkland on May 2nd, which has since been moved to May 9th following the confirmation of Mayweather-Pacquiao on that date. It is looking more likely that Miguel Cotto could be defending his WBC middleweight title against former WBO welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley in another catchweight bout in June, but nothing is official.
Other than boxing, the Mayweather’s are known for their brusque attitude, which is why media members alike love to land interviews with any of them. The family does not leave anything unsaid. However, Mayweather chose the high road this time around.
“Cotto is tough. My nephew beat Cotto, but he is tough though,” a luxuriated Mayweather stated as he took a sip of a refreshing drink. “That’s going to be a tough fight. It is going to be about who gets off first; that will determine the winner.”
When asked if it depends on which fighter lets their hands go first, Mayweather agreed.
“Oh yeah. The thing about it is that they are going to have to start fighting early. I don’t think the fight is going to go the distance anyway.”