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Freddie Roach discusses Pacquiao training camp, what's next for Cotto

Freddie Roach discusses what's going on with his two biggest fighters, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.

On Miguel Cotto being offered a fight with Kell Brook

"I did hear about that. I think it's a good fight, Kell Brook's a good fighter. I thought him and Amir Khan were gonna get together, but then Khan chose maybe a more difficult opponent. That's something we can definitely negotiate, but nothing solid yet."

On James Kirkland being in the running for Cotto

"Kirkland has been named, but there's no choice yet. I've talked to Miguel here and there. At this point, we don't really know who we're fighting yet."

On Eddie Hearn saying Cotto declined Brook

"I wasn't involved in that conversation at all, so I don't really know what was said."

On Bob Arum saying Manny Pacquiao hasn't looked good in camp

"He boxed 12 rounds today, he's doing fine. The jet lag's about over now. He was a little light headed and a little, just -- you know, it's a 16 hour time difference, and a long flight. It affected him a couple more days longer than usual. We do travel quite a bit and know how to recover faster, but he was just taking too many naps in the middle of the day and wasn't sleeping at night. But he's doing fine now. He's back 100%."

On Pacquiao's shoulder rehab

"His rehab he did on his own. He prayed to God and he went swimming in the ocean. I tell you what, he blasted me with the right hook. It worked. ... (His left and right) are about equal. (The hooks) are powerful. And no complaints, either. No pain. He looks pretty good."

On Manny's motivation

"Manny is motivated. He trains the same for anybody. He doesn't care who the opponent is. He's very motivated to win this fight, for sure."

On how he sees the fight playing out

"I think he has a new coach, and we're trying to change and try some new stuff. It could be a little bit different. ... I'm urging Manny to win by knockout, because the better he looks in the fight, the more votes he gets as Senator. And that's the truth."

On Arum saying Pacquiao won't retire

"Well, I kinda agree with him a little bit, but (Manny) tells me no! ... He says being a Senator and being a Congressman is a lot different, there's a lot more demand on him, and it might be too much to be both (a boxer and a Senator). But I could see Senator Manny Pacquiao win the world title. We'll see."

On training camp for the "final fight"

"He's always fun. We're focused. If this is it, I go to my next guy, and hopefully Frankie Gomez is gonna turn out really well. He's fighting (Mauricio) Herrera next, and that's a big step for him. I'm looking forward to maybe another superstar."

On whether it'll be an emotional night

"No. It's not like that. We have a lot of respect for each other, and 15 years together, and he'll be my friend forever, but we won't be emotional, no. At least at this point. You never know."

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