Boxing

De La Hoya on Cotto: “I believe him when he says this is his last fight’

WBO Junior Middleweight champ Miguel Cotto is expected to finish his great career after his fight with Sadam Ali on December 2 at Madison Square Garden.

Will the  37-year-old Cotto actually retire after his fight with Ali?

Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya  thinks this will be the last time we see Cotto in the ring:

“Obviously, there’s many reasons why a fighter can choose to come back, but a fighter like Miguel Cotto, he has everything he needs, most importantly, his family,” De La Hoya said during a conference call on Wednesday. “He has a whole island that supports him, that is with him 100 percent. Millions of people who supported him all over the world so there’s no reason. He has one last chance, and believe me, he’s obviously training to give everyone the best show possible. I believe we’re going to see the best Miguel Cotto we’ve seen on December 2nd” De La Hoya said. “I believe him when he says this is his last fight.”

If Cotto’s wins, he has some options. Maybe Canelo again, maybe GGG or possibly the winner of Saunders-Lemieux. So, have we seen the last of Cotto? I guess we have to let time be the judge of that!

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