Top Rank boss Bob Arum says super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko is so good that he’ll make a joke out of WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and WBA champion Jorge Linares when he moves up to the 135-lb. division in 2018.
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.
On Saturday night, Miguel Cotto steps into a boxing ring for his 47th career fight. And, if he’s to believed, it will also be his last. The 37 year old Cotto will face Sadam Ali live on HBO in what is being billed as Cotto’s retirement fight. Here are the odds, courtesy of Bovada:
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?
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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