Ali: Cotto Is Coming To My Territory
Current WBA International Welterweight Champion Sadam “World Kid” Ali today hosted a media workout at his gym in Brooklyn ahead of his fight against Miguel Cotto for the WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship on Saturday December 2nd, at Madison Square Garden.
Ali takes a big risk by moving up in weight to take on his most dangerous and most experienced opponent to date.
Cotto has made it clear that after December 2nd, he fully intends to retire from the sport in the aftermath.
Many don’t see Ali deserving of being Cotto’s final opponent, but Ali who has won his last three fights is of the contrary..
“I’m really excited to be fighting at MSG against a legend. I know what’s in front on me, and I know what I’m stepping up to. I’m different, I’m a bit of a boxer, I can brawl if I need to, and I have my little tricks. My motivation is being on HBO, it being a world title, and my career honestly. People say I didn’t deserve this fight, but they haven’t been paying attention to my career.”
“This is my hometown. I grew up here. Cotto is coming to my territory. He’s got power; I need to focus on not getting stuck. I worked a little bit with Danny Jacobs and Curtis Stevens for this fight. I want to thank all the fans who are coming to watch my fight! It’ll be a great one!”
Andre Rozier, the longtime head trainer of Ali, is confident his fighter will step things up to clinch this huge opportunity.
“Sadam knows that this is the opportunity of a lifetime. We took the fight knowing what we had to step up to. Sadam’s ready. He’s been ready for a fight like this,” Rozier said.