Freddie Roach will bring client Miguel Cotto back to Madison Square Garden on June 7, to attempt to take Sergio Martinez's WBC middleweight title.
Roach is on a nice run, with Manny Pacquiao looking good against Brandon Rios in November, and then showing the world he might not have the same firepower of old but is still a superb ring general, making superlative pugilist like Timothy Bradley look befuddled this past Saturday.
Roach told us that Cotto will start sparring next week, and is doing a 5 a.m. workout and then a 1 p.m. workout as well.
What's next for Pacquiao?
"There's a fight in L.A., at the Forum, between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado on May 17, and the winner is a natural opponent next for Manny," Roach said. "We'd love to fight Floyd Mayweather next, but at this point it seems next to impossible, with the promoters and the networks further apart. I'd like Marquez next, we owe him something. I hope he wins, and he should win that fight against Alvarado."