On December 2nd Miguel Cotto enters the ring at Madison Square Garden to face Sadam Ali. This fight is special because it is the final time we get to see the boxer from Caguas, Puerto Rico in action. The future Hall of Famer holds a career full of ups, downs and ups. We thought it a fitting time to look back those moments that show why Cotto leaves behind a great boxing legacy.
Boxing History Against Sergio Martinez
When you make boxing history it’s pretty hard to exclude the accomplishment from your resume. That’s precisely what Cotto accomplished in facing WBC and lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. He came up in weight to challenge Martinez for his middleweight crown. On June 7, 2014 the action ensued at the opening bell, Cotto knocking Martinez down no less than three times in the first round. A round that coincidentally was nominated for round of the year honors in 2014. Miguel knocked down Martinez once more in the ninth round for good measure, before Martinez quit on his stool. With the victory Cotto put himself in the record books becoming the first Puerto Rican boxer to win world titles in four different weight classes.
The night he becomes an “A-Side” Fighter after the jump…