Monday, November 2, 2009


HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 2, 2009) – Three-time Trainer of the Year World-Famous Freddie Roach issued a medical warning to World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, the pride of Puerto Rico, who will be defending his title against boxing’s No. 1 pound for pound fighter and box office attraction Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao. Roach, who is training Pacquiao at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, promised to go viral. “Manny is a carrier of the incurable M1P1 Virus – PacMan Fever. It has a short incubation period. Once Cotto is exposed to it on November 14 the prognosis is not good. In fact, he’ll be cooked -- laid out within nine rounds. Even Louis Pasteur couldn't create a vaccine to protect Cotto from this!.”

Check out Roach’s video interview with Mark Kriegel of, where Roach breaks down the upcoming fight and predicts a ninth-round knockout victory for Pacquiao.


In a testament to Pacquiao’s worldwide appeal, Pacman will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tomorrow! Tuesday, November 3, beginning at 12:05 a.m. ET/PT on ABC.


Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, has won six world titles in as many different weight divisions ranging from 112 to 140 pounds. Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, has sold more tickets to Madison Square Garden in this millennium than any other fighter. He has held a world title every year since 2004.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association MP Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions, MGM Grand and Tecate, FIRE POWER: COTTO vs. PACQUIAO, will take place, Saturday, November 14, at the soldout MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

HBO's® fast-moving reality series "24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto" returns with an all new episode This Saturday! November 7 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. The four-episode series chronicles the preparations and back stories of both fighters as they train for their November 14 pay-per-view showdown. Episodes one and two are available on HBO ON DEMAND.

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