The 37 year old Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) has seen better years, but the aging veteran who promised to retire after his December bought against Sadam Ali wants to go out with a bang and put on an impressive win against a younger risky opponent. You know, because 'he's on his way out, he's old.' They're gonna say, 'Oh, he didn't look as good as he usually would.' I'm expecting that, but that's not gonna bother me.
Exacerbating Cotto's dilemma was the injury to his left bicep, an apparent tear he incurred in the seventh round, effectively rendering him a one-armed fighter the rest of the way. He read off the judges' scores: 115-113, 116-112, 115-113.
"Feeling good with the performance", Cotto said. I don't want to make excuses.
He's taking on Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York City. "I want to thank Team Cotto, they could have taken an easier fight if they wanted to". I took advantage of this fight, and I made sure to make it count.
"I had him hurt here and there", Ali said. Cotto was heavily favored, despite their age gap, because Ali, 29, moved up from welterweight to super welterweight to challenge him and Ali had been stopped by former WBO welterweight champ Jessie Vargas (27-2, 10 KOs), who's not known as a puncher. "I've learned a lot since my last fight for a world title against Tanaka, and this fight proves that I learned and fixed all I needed to win a world championship".
Cotto again appeared to be hurt in the fourth round, by a left hook, but he regrouped enough to connect with his best punch of the night, an overhand right, in the sixth, which he caused Ali to take a bunny hop backward.
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Cotto had received a thunderous ovation when he entered the ring, and they were chanting his name as he left, proud but defeated.
Cotto's last fight is being shown by Box Nation, with coverage getting underway at 2am (Sunday morning). I have been training since I was eight years old, and I am glad I got this win at MSG, in my hometown.
Unless Cotto yields to some unforeseen urge to withdraw his pledge to stay retired, his legacy shall forever remain beyond reproach or cause for sympathetic tsk-tsks.
Cotto continued to back Ali up in the seventh round; Cotto was so satisfied with his work that he told trainer Freddie Roach in the corner that it was his best round of the fight to that point, but his biceps was aching. So he improved to 31-0, while Negrete fell to 17-1. Yet, it was Vargas who looked the worse when they left the ring. Even in the post-fight, he reiterated that he's done for good. Alejo went down. And it was over at 1:33 of the 10th round.
"It's taken me five years to get here, and I'm cherishing this moment for me and for Puerto Rico", said Acosta.
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