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Roach: GGG is a good young prospect, but no Marvin Hagler

Freddie Roach thinks GGG is a good prospect in a watered-down pool at middleweight. According to Roach, he's certainly no Marvin Hagler and has no problem with Miguel Cotto taking him on.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Freddie Roach was interviewed and asked about his thoughts on Miguel Cotto and where he'd like to see him go from here, to which he responded:

"With Cotto, I can't wait for him to get a fight," said Roach. "It's been a long time. I feel a little bad; he's one of best in world today! I can't wait to get into the gym with Miguel after the Mayweather fight. It's a great relationship and he's not done yet!"

Roach was then asked about a potential fight between Cotto and Gennady Golovkin - a fight Freddie Roach doesn't seem to have the slightest problem with.

"That's up to Gaby Penagaricano; I have nothing to do with negotiations. I pick Miguel 100 percent to win that fight against Golovkin but I'm not part of negotiations of who he chooses. I do feel it's a winnable fight. Gennady's last fight, there were like 900 people there. It wasn't that good a show; it was mediocre. Murray tried a little bit but I thought Golovkin should have ended it earlier."

Now it should probably be taken into account that the Golovkin-Murray fight was held in Monte Carlo. I don't know what the typical turnout rate is over there, but simply guessing based on number of affluent individuals there, they probably don't need to sell a large volume to make some money. But more to the point, could Golovkin actually live up to his reputation and be the next Marvelous Marvin Hagler?

"Noooo," Roach said, drawing out his response. "He's a good, young prospect but the caliber of guys he's fighting right now, it's a small pool, not that deep. I'd love to get Cotto ready for Golovkin. He is a good ring general, does do some very good good things, but he's not perfect. Nobody is perfect."

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