Roach finally watched Mayweather-Cotto, says Floyd is "hittable"

May, 14, 2012
Freddie Roach got around to watching the May 5 Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto fight last night. You'll forgive Dedham Freddie for the delay; he has an excuse, in that he's been knee deep in getting Amir Khan ready for the Lamont Peterson rematch, which was going to happen this Saturday, before the tussle was scotched because Peterson submitted a dirty sample. Plus, he's been working with Manny Pacquiao to get the Congressman ready for a stiff test on June 9, against Tim Bradley. So ... was Freddie impressed with Mayweather? Fans seemed to be; they liked that "Money" gave them their money's worth, forgoing dancing and defense, and instead indulging in more trading than we've been accustomed to.

"Floyd's legs are a little shot," Freddie told ESPN New York. "He can't move like he used to, he's a lot more hittable. He used to run, he can't run anymore. So Pacquiao will catch him."
Michael Woods, a member of the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America, has been covering boxing since 1991. He writes about boxing for ESPN The Magazine and is the news editor for



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