Boxing

Sadam Ali: ‘Cotto is coming to my territory’

Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) today hosted a media workout at his gym in Brooklyn ahead of his fight against Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) for the WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship set for this Saturday, Dec. 2 at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

While New York City is Cotto’s adopted hometown, Ali was born and raised in Brooklyn. The way Ali sees it, Cotto is coming to his territory:

 “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,” Ali said. “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!”

Cotto vs. Ali, a 12-round fight for the Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The RingTV.com livestream will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT.

 Photo: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

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