Sadam Ali Beats Miguel Cotto via Unanimous Decision in Junito's Final Fight

Sadam Ali Beats Miguel Cotto via Unanimous Decision in Junito's Final Fight

Sadam Ali Beats Miguel Cotto via Unanimous Decision in Junito's Final Fight

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.

A six-time world champion in four different weight divisions, Cotto (41-5-KO33) vowed he would stick by his decision to retire.

Judges scored the fight 115-113, 115-113, 116-112 in favour of 29-year-old Ali, who is from NY. Hopkins was famously knocked out of the ring last year by Joe Smith Jr.in the final fight of his 28-year career while De La Hoya knew he was done nine years ago before he faced Manny Pacquiao.

"Something happened to my left biceps but I don't want to make excuses, Sadam won the fight".

This was not the way Miguel Cotto's legendary career was supposed to end. Cotto was ahead on two scorecards and tied on another one through eight rounds before he tore his left bicep and basically powered through the final four to five rounds, effectively with one arm, and lost each round on all scorecards leading to his final defeat.

Were I Puerto Rican or even Latino, I might complement my happy memories of Cotto fights with a bit of my own identity, perhaps, making those fights and their fighter still more essential. "They could have taken an easier fight if they wanted to".

Ali looked confident and loose from the opening bell, showing quick hands and constantly bouncing around the ring. We had to push, shove and get to that point where could get to where we're at right now.

He added: 'I don't know what he's going to decide.

Ali (26-1, 14 KOs) had been largely outclassed in his lone previous title shot, a ninth-round TKO loss to Jessie Vargas for a vacant welterweight strap past year, leaving many pessimistic about his chances on Saturday against one of the finest champions of his era and the third-biggest star after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Ali turned in strong rounds in the ninth, 10th and 11th, looking more aggressive and fresher than Cotto. The 37-year-old Puerto Rican was supposed to go out victorious after 16 years of trading punches with the very best his generation had to offer, but in the end, the night belonged to his challenger. "I'm so glad to call Madison Square Garden my home". "I had the opportunity to provide the best for my family because of the sport".

The sixth round shifted the momentum into Cotto's favor for the first time in the fight, but he didn't get to enjoy it for long.

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