MIGUEL COTTO opted not to speak to the media after losing to Canelo Alvarez over 12 rounds in Las Vegas, leaving his trainer Freddie Roach to field questions about his performance, the verdict, and his future. The trainer was annoyed with the wide scores (119-109, 117-111, 118-110) in the Mexican’s favour and felt that Cotto had done enough to win.
“I thought my guy fought a good fight,” said Roach. “We had a gameplan to outbox him and I thought we did that. His [Cotto] defence was impeccable and he threw lots of good combination. I don’t know what those scores were about. It was a good, close fight, a competitive fight and it was good for boxing. I thought we had the edge at the end but it went the other way.”
“I thought Miguel was using the jab very well but I thought he should have backed him up a little bit more. We might have had more success than that. But I still think we outscored him.