Despite a wide points decision defeat to Canelo, Miguel Cotto has received backing that his career is not done just yet.

Canelo left hand Cotto

Trainer and friend Freddie Roach took on the post-fight press conference duties as a dejected Cotto failed to show to address the media.

Roach, who believed his man nicked the fight, was pleased with the performance despite the result.

“He done what I asked of him, our four men in the corner all had him in front. It was a good, competitive fight which went the other way, that’s life.”

A potential retirement decision will ultimately lie with Cotto, but Roach hopes the Puerto Rican warrior will resurface in 2016.

“We’re nearing the end, he’s had a great career but I don’t think he’s done just yet.”

Having just shared twelve hard rounds, Canelo added “It was an honour to share the ring with Cotto, I think he can still be in big fights.”

Opposing promoter Oscar De La Hoya respectfully shared the same sentiments “There’s still gas in the tank for Miguel.”

Cotto’s defeat topped a bad week for Roc Nation, who were involved in their first boxing PPV event after recent signing Guillermo Rigondeaux failed to impress after a year out of the ring, and Andre Ward withdrew from the show with injury.