Cotto-Ali Confirmed For December At MSG
In a story reported on FIGHT SPORTS this past Tuesday, Golden Boy Promotions have officially announced that Miguel Cotto’s final fight will be against Sadam Ali on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden.
— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) October 11, 2017
The fight will mark the end of Cotto’s prosperous career as he fights under the roof of the World’s Most Famous Arena for the 10th time.
Cotto last fought this past August defeating Yoshihiro Kamegi to win the WBO Junior Middleweight title on the same evening as Conor McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather.
In the press release, Cotto said he is excited for his last night in the ring.
“I’m very excited to be back in the ring for my final fight at The Garden. I’ve worked really hard my entire career to be at this level…I am fully concentrated on getting together with Freddie Roach so we can work hard and have a great victory on December 2.”
Ali, a Brooklyn native who represented the United States in the 2008 Olympics will face Cotto for his second shot at a world championship.
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to fight a legend in Madison Square Garden in front of all my fans and on HBO… My time is now. God willing, I will leave the Garden with the championship belt.”
Also quoted in the release Golden Boy Promotions Chairman, Oscar De La Hoya stated that…
“What can you say about Miguel Cotto that hasn’t already been said during his two decades in boxing?”
“He is a first-ballot hall of famer; a true legend in Puerto Rico, New York and beyond; and a true credit to the sport of boxing. Just like he [Cotto] was given a shot for his world championship, he is now doing the same for Sadam Ali. Who will come out on top? Tune in December 2 to find out.”