Having spent some time with each of these boxer's camps, it is safe to say that both are true gentlemen, making time to greet their fans and pose for photographs. At the press conference there was no drama between the two camps. No chair-throwing, no name-calling, no trash-talking. If anything each man spoke very highly of the other.
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach -- typically associated with the boxing camp of Manny Pacquiao,-- said at this presser that 'this was the best camp that I have ever had'. Very high praise from the man who's been in the game for over 30 years.
With a win over Cotto, the veteran boxer Rodriguez currently ranked #4 in the world would be able to push himself toward better-name recognition in the sport. Rodriguez is 5 years older than Cotto so at the age of 37 it is assumed that he is nearing the end of his boxing career and will likely want to end on a high-note. With a victory of likely future hall of famer Miguel Cotto, he would definitely secure that distinction. With a win over Rodriguez, Cotto would erase last year's losses against Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout.
We have 2 non-boisterous gentlemen boxers looking to make a very loud and defining bang come Saturday night. With the boxing world watching this weekend, we will see whose silence will be broken.