PUERTO RICO’S Miguel Cotto has hung up his gloves following defeat to Sadam Ali on Saturday evening at Madison Sq. Gardens.
The four-weight world champ misplaced by way of a unanimous determination, 115-113 116-112 115-113, regardless of throwing his all into his last bout.
Cotto, 37, suffered a bicep damage within the seventh spherical however that wasn’t going to forestall him from seeing out the battle.
Talking in entrance of the 12,391 followers in attendance, Cotto revealed he now has plans to spend time together with his household after a 16-year profession.
He stated: “I need to be pleased in my dwelling and revel in my household.
“Thanks for supporting me at each alternative.
“I’m feeling good with the efficiency.
“One thing occurred to my left bicep within the seventh spherical. I do not need to make excuses, Sadam received the battle.
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“It’s my final battle. I’m proud to name Madison Sq. Gardens my second dwelling. I had the chance to supply the perfect for my household due to the game.”
He retires with 41 wins, six defeats together with 33 knock-outs.
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Cotto fought and defeated some of the sports biggest names in his 17-year-career, including Zab Judah, Paulie Malignaggi, Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito, Sergio Martinez and Ricardo Mayorga.
He also faced the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao and Saul Alvarez.