Boxing

NEW YORK – Some of the best movies don't finish with happy endings — such is the story for Miguel Cotto's boxing career on Saturday night.

Three years after stopping heavily favored Luis Abregu in Atlantic City, the Brooklyn native ruined Miguel Cotto’s farewell fight by upsetting the Puerto Rican legend in their 154-pound championship match at Madison Square Garden. Ali, who moved up from welterweight to super welterweight to challenge Cotto, hurt Cotto in the second and fourth rounds, came back from some trouble in the middle rounds and won the final four rounds on all three scorecards to earn a unanimous decision.

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Will Cotto bow out in style with another strong showing at the Garden, where he is 8-1? Will he show his age (37) and the wear of a long, tough career? Or will the hungry Ali, 29, topple a fighter he has been a fan of for years, claim a world title and send Cotto into retirement?

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Former four division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) steps inside the squared circle for the final time in his Hall of Fame career as he defends the WBO junior middleweight title against 2008 Olympian Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) from Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

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