After a sensational 16 year career, Puerto Rican boxing icon Miguel Cotto is retiring from boxing. His farewell fight took place at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York and was televised on HBO Boxing.
Sadam Ali, a 29 year-old professional boxer from Brooklyn, New York,was brought in face Cotto. Ali, was seen as the heavy underdog going into the fight, especially since Ali was moving up in weight to 154 lbs for the fight.
Ali made the most of the opportunity, took it to Cotto through most of the fight, and walked away wit a unanimous decision win to become the new WBO super welterweight champion. Check out the YouTube highlights above courtesy of HBO Boxing.
For the 37 year-old Miguel Cotto, its the end of a long and successful career. Cotto has been in the ring with the best of this generation, including Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez, Shane Mosley, and Canelo Alvarez. Cotto is probably best known for his rivalry with Mexican star Antonio Margarito, who beat Cotto in a fight where many fans believe Margarito had loaded gloves. Cotto later avenged the loss three years later.
Check out the YouTube highlights with Cotto's greatest hits courtesy of HBO Boxing.