Miguel Cotto bows out

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/12/3 22:43:39

Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto goes out a warrior, but not a winner, after dropping a unanimous 12-round decision on Saturday to Sadam Ali in a world title fight he vowed would be his last.

Before adoring fans at Madison Square Garden, the 37-year-old Cotto just didn't have enough against his 29-year-old opponent.

Ali seized the World Boxing Organization light middleweight world title the Puerto Rican won in August with an undisputed decision over Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai.

After a back-and-forth battle that saw both fighters hurt, Ali got the nod from all three judges by scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112.

Cotto fell to 41-6 with 33 wins inside the distance.

A six-time world champion in four different weight ­divisions, Cotto vowed he would stick by his decision to retire.

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