August 19, 2022

Becoming an ‘A-Side Fighter’ Against Shane Mosely

Miguel met Shane Mosely on November 10, 2007 at his home away from home – Madison Square Garden. At the time many viewed Mosely as being on the back-end of a brilliant career and the Olympian from Caguas at the beginning of one. He would go on to win by a unanimous decision, but the fight was closer than the end result. During the course of the fight the boxer took Moseley’s best and continued to be effective with repeated right hands. However, in the later rounds Mosley displayed more aggression and at one point even became the aggressor. East Side boxing described Cotto’s performance as “a rare moment in sports when a sudden star rises from what is categorically termed as goodness, to the cusp of greatness.” The fight was a test, to see if Cotto was in fact an “A-Side” fighter. That night he proved he was.

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