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Miguel Cotto and Freddie Roach discuss new partnership and passion ahead of Rodriguez fight

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Miguel Cotto and Freddie Roach sound like they've clicked in camp as they team up for the first time to face Delvin Rodriguez on Saturday night.

Freddie Roach

"When he called me and asked me if I could help him, I was very surprised."

Miguel Cotto

"The serious way he trains his fighters, the respect all the boxing community feels for him and shows for him, made me think about him."

Freddie Roach

"His work ethic is great. I love people who work hard. He reminds me of Manny Pacquiao when we have workouts."

Miguel Cotto

"We feel comfortable and I bring my best every day and morning. To see them bring their best, too. It makes me work better."

Freddie Roach

"He needs to fight a good fight. Let's face it. We're coming off a couple losses. Another loss would be devastating to your career, probably over. I want the old Miguel Cotto. I want the guy who threw that left hook to the body, break 'em down, knock 'em out. He says, I will give you that."

Miguel Cotto

"It's my opportunity to be reborn and show to the whole world, Miguel Cotto is still here. Miguel Cotto still has a passion for this sport. I'm finishing my career in the best way possible. Freddie was the man who could make me do that."