Floyd's uncles laugh off talk of Cotto rematch
Miguel Cotto's dominant victory against Sergio Martinez last weekend led to speculation that a rematch against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. possible, but this was dismissed by the pound-for-pound king’s uncles.
Cotto lost to Mayweather in 2012 in a match that was more competitive than expected, and his demolition of a faded Martinez in New York last weekend led many to believe that he can once again give Mayweather a run for his money in a rematch.
In separate interviews with Hustle Boss, Mayweather's uncles, Roger and Jeff, laughed off the rematch, with Roger saying his nephew will only beat Cotto again, and Jeff alleging that Cotto’s camp is only after a big money fight.
"He gave Floyd a good fight, but if Floyd fought for the middleweight title, Floyd will beat him again," Roger, who also trains the unbeaten boxer, said. "Floyd would beat his a** again."
Roger did not immediately dismiss the rematch, acknowledging that it may be possible "if you offer Floyd enough money."
But he has no doubts as to what the result would be.
"Floyd would beat him again. Floyd beat him easy, anyway. It wasn’t like the fight was very close. The fight was easy," said Roger.
Jeff, for his part, immediately thumbed down the rematch. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlxgARkVb6s]
"They just want to make money with Floyd. That's all it is. Ain't nobody stupid. Floyd's the cash cow," he said.
Jeff also dismissed the notion that Cotto is a "changed fighter" now that Hall-of-Famer Freddie Roach is working in his corner.
Rolling his eyes, Jeff said, "I think that's a joke. You can't change a guy that's been fighting all these years."
"He's been successful long before Freddie Roach came," he pointed out. "He may have added a little bit, but he hasn't changed a fighter."