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Miguel Cotto: Well loved, yet under appreciated

After sixteen years, world titles in four weight classes and many memorable fights with some of boxing’s best, Miguel Cotto will call it a career on December 2nd when he faces Sadam Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York. While Ali isn’t the big name opponent that some expected, let’s be honest, Cotto was never going to fight Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez. Ali however will be a worthy sendoff for in my eyes arguably one of the most underappreciated boxers of this era to casual fans. Cotto may not have the undefeated record like Floyd Mayweather or rumbled ...

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Kamegai praises Cotto after defeat

On Saturday night, Puerto Rican great, Miguel Cotto decisively defeated Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO title, at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California. Cotto, 36, who won his sixth world title of his career and plans to retire at the end of the year, had to deal with plenty of pressure from his opponent early on but was able to step up and was victorious by unanimous decision. Cotto had respect for Kamegai and knew his opponent wasn’t going to go down easily. “It was a tough fight, but we did what we came here to do,” Cotto said. ...

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Miguel Cotto in penultimate fight this Saturday for WBO Super Welterweight title

This Saturday night, California will be the setting for Miguel Cotto vs Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO Super-Welterweight title, from the StubHub Center in Carson. The Puerto Rican boxer, 36, has not stepped into the ring since his loss to Canelo Alvarez, back in November, 2015. And he has already made the decision to retire at the end of the year, with expectations of a final fight in December, before he takes the gloves off. “The decision is already made. I’m leaving on December 31 no matter what happens in my career,” Cotto said.  “I think 16 years is ...

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Cotto vs. Kirkland undercard gets Guillermo Rigondeaux-Moises Flores & Diego De La Hoya

Two  fights have been added to the televised pay-per-view undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland “The Return” on Saturday, February 25 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. The co-feature bout will spotlight Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) in a mandatory title defense against Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-0, 17 KOs). Both fighters are eager to contend for the top super bantamweight status and upset the other’s perfect record.

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Showtime celebrates 30 years of boxing upsets this month: Holyfield-Tyson, Maidana-Broner & more

In continuation of the 30th anniversary year of Showtime Championship Boxing, the network will feature four of its most memorable “Upsets”. For the past three decades Showtime has been home to countless upsets—some of the most shocking each year. Whether it be SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING or, for the last 15 years, ShoBox: The New Generation, fighters often face their biggest challenges, their most fierce opponents.

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