Freddie Roach

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach would welcome Sergio Martinez as an opponent for his charge Miguel Cotto.

Cotto blew away Delvin Rodriguez inside three round at the weekend. It was his first fight since enlisting Roach's services and ended a two-fight losing run.

Afterwards, talk turned to a clash with Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, but Roach says he would be happy for Cotto to move up a weight division and face middleweight number one Martinez.

"I know his style pretty well, and I think I know how to beat Sergio Martinez," Roach said at the post-fight press conference.

"He's a great athlete. He's very fast, of course. But the thing is, he does have some flaws in his armour. I think we'd take advantage of them. That would be a fight I would love to get ready for." 

Martinez is current sidelined due to a new injury and is unlike to box again until the spring.

07/10/2013 23:09:10