WATCH: Cotto-Ali Press Conference

Watch the final press conference for Miguel Cotto’s retirement fight against Sadam Ali!

In his final pre-fight press conference, the veteran fighter was grateful and thankful for his career.

“It’s been a pleasure for me to try to entertain you guys for 17 years. I have done my best at every opportunity for the benefit of my family. They mean everything to me and I am so proud of them and they are so proud of me.”

Cotto’s trainer, Freddie Roach is melancholy about the end of the career of one of his top fighters, not cause its the end, but because its the best he’s seen Cotto.

“It’s a sad moment to say this is our last training camp because I’m going to miss Miguel a lot. Yesterday in the gym was the best I’ve ever seen Miguel. No one talked about retirement in camp. He’s in great shape and didn’t take anything lightly in camp. He’s going to go out on top and you’re going to see the best Miguel yet.”

In the opposite corner of Cotto, Ali is grateful but prepared for the challenge ahead of him on December 2nd.

“I’ve been training almost my whole life, since I was eight years old. Everyone wants an opportunity like this for a world title against a legend. If you’re not ready for a legend like Miguel Cotto then you’re going to be in trouble. On Saturday night you are going to see an amazing fight”

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