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