Ali defeats Cotto, wins WBO junior middleweight crown

04 Декабря, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Edward Fernandez
  • Miguel Cotto vs Sadam Ali LIVE STREAM: Watch legendary fighter's last bout online and TV

In his announced farewell fight, and before a raucously pro-Cotto crowd of 12,391 that desperately wanted him to step away on a high note, the six-time world titlist in four weight classes appeared reasonably mobile for a 37-year-old veteran with 16 years of hard labor in the professional ranks.

The 37 year old Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) has seen better years, but the aging veteran who promised to retire after his December bought against Sadam Ali wants to go out with a bang and put on an impressive win against a younger unsafe opponent. "I want to be happy in my home and enjoy my family".

Exacerbating Cotto's dilemma was the injury to his left bicep, an apparent tear he incurred in the seventh round, effectively rendering him a one-armed fighter the rest of the way.

After four brilliant rounds, Ali curiously took his foot off the gas, allowing Cotto to climb back into the fight.

"I want to thank Team Cotto for giving me this opportunity", Ali said.

Instead of an easy win over big underdog Sadam Ali, Cotto was nowhere near his best in what he said would be his final 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". Ali wobbled Cotto in the 2nd with a stunning straight right but seconds later went down via a slip to kill any momentum he may have had.

"I have the humility to say that I made my share of mistakes", Vargas said, "but I feel that Negrete fought very dirty and was not a very good boxer". Ali turned in strong rounds in the ninth, 10th and 11th, looking more aggressive and fresher than Cotto. I know how great I am and, moving forward, I know I'm gonna prove more.

Читайте также: UFC superstar Conor McGregor laughs off reports of death threats

Cotto continued to apply pressure in the seventh, but said that "something happened" to his left biceps in the round.

Pre-fight many within the industry were critical of this fight, stating it would be nothing but routine for Cotto.

BOXING legend Miguel Cotto has vowed to go out with a bang as he enters the ring for the final time this Saturday night (December 2).

In the sixth, Ali got knocked back by a Cotto right to the jaw.

The Garden had a familiar ring for Cotto.

"I've been fighting since I was eight years old, and I've been in big arenas". Sure, he lost a handful of other bouts, but they were against such prime competition as Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The thing is, Cotto is not the fighter he once was. Sometimes the burglars sneak up incrementally, taking advantage of an older fighter's loss of reaction time that can be measured in tenths, if not hundredths, of seconds. Ali won a unanimous decision to take his junior middleweight world title in a major upset.

"It's taken me five years to get here, and I'm cherishing this moment for me and for Puerto Rico", said Acosta.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:



Popular

Groin injury sidelines Pelicans PF Anthony Davis
Davis tallied a team-best 19 points and 10 rebounds in his first 32 minutes, before being forced out of the game. Trainers came over to look at Davis immediately, and the amount of pain he was in was readily apparent.

'Stranger Things' Is Coming Back For Another Season
Good news, everybody! Netflix has officially announced that Stranger Things has been renewed for a third season . While the cast is signed for six years, talent reps say a renegotiation will happen in early 2018.

Mariah believed to be dead; mother's live-in boyfriend arrested
The FBI later said the woman in the picture did not have any connection to their ongoing investigation to find Mariah. Kimrey is charged with concealing of death, obstruction of justice , burglary, theft, and possessing stolen property.

Hoffman builds 5-shot lead as Woods fades in Bahamas
He shot five birdies and two bogeys to trail England's Tommy Fleetwood by three shots in the Bahamas. To come out here and score like I did was nice. "It was fun to be part of a scorecard again".

Arsenal and Man Utd in title race showdown
The Red Devils are also on a three-game winning streak in the Premier League as they beat Watford 4:2 at Vicarage Road in the mid-week.

Riverdale's Sabrina the Teenage Witch spin-off has moved to Netflix
As Deadline points out, the shift from The CW to Netflix is likely a response to Riverdale's popularityon the streaming service. Expanding the Archie Comics universe may ultimately prove harder for The CW than for Netflix, even though Warner Bros.

Chandigarh worst in India in crime against elderly: NCRB
The city police also registered 979 cases under the POCSOA, the second highest in metropolitan cities, the NCRB report said. In the crimes against children , 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage.

Law enforcement speak again, continue work in finding Mariah Woods
Woods also revealed that her daughter has to wear orthopedic leg braces and worries that she won't be able to walk without them. The girl's biological father, Alex Woods, who does not live with the child or her mother, has questioned the kidnapping story.

COGS calls proposed tax bill a 'danger to higher education'
Unfortunately for married graduate students and those with dependent family members , the situation isn't much better. As USC Professor David Schwartz added: "Doing this is just a mean-spirited attack on higher education".

GDP turns around, leaps to 6.3% in Sep quarter
With the sign of growth trajectory, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley remained optimistic of a higher growth rate in coming quarters. The growth in the agriculture slowed to 1.7% compared to 2.3% in the last quarter and 4.1% in the same quarter past year .

Tendencies