On December 2nd Miguel Cotto will be entering the ring at Madison Square Garden to face Sadam Ali. What makes this fight so special is that it will be the final time we get to see the boxer from Caguas, Puerto Rico in action. The future Hall of Famer has had a career full of ups, downs and ups. We thought it a fitting time to look back those moments that reminded us why Cotto will be leaving behind a great boxing legacy.
Making 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 did when he faced then WBC and lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. The smaller Cotto came up in weight to challenge Martinez for his middleweight crown. The two met on June 7, 2014 and the action ensued at the opening bell with 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. Cotto would go on to knock 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 Cotto becomes an “A-Side” Fighter after the jump…