Date: 3rd December 2017 at 12:22pm
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Across the pond last night, at the Madison Square Garden in New York, Miguel Cotto made a defence of his WBO light-middleweight world title.

His opponent was Sadam Ali and before the fight the legend that is Miguel Cotto had indicated it was to be, at the age of thirty-seven, the last fight of his career.

Unfortunately for Cotto, the fight was to end in defeat with Ali taking the verdict on the score-cards of all three judges, with the points decisions being;

? 115 ? 113
? 116 ? 112
? 115 ? 113

All in favour of Ali.

Following the decision, the Puerto Rican who has held world titles at four different weights, had this to say,

‘I am good, and I want to be happy in my home with my family.

‘I’m feeling good with the performance.

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

‘I am proud to call MSG my second home. I had the opportunity to provide the best for my family because of the sport.’

Cotto?s career ends with a record that reads 41 wins and 6 defeats.

As for the new WBO light-middleweight champion, Sadam Ali, who at 29-years-of-age was far too quick for his aging opponent, he had this to say about the fight,

‘I want to thank team Cotto. They could have taken an easier fight if they wanted too. I had him hurt here or there in the first couple of rounds. I knew I had to do something, or he would have dug in.’

The end of an era in which Miguel Cotto became a superstar of the sort and earned the respect of us all.