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Cotto's Ex-Trainer/Uncle Hopes Miguel Opts To Retire

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30KOs), a former three division champion, had a terrific performance last Saturday night in Las Vegas, when he traded punches for twelve rounds with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs) at the MGM Grand. Although he lost a twelve round unanimous decision, Cotto performed much better than anyone expected.

Evangelista Cotto, the uncle and former trainer of Miguel, hopes his nephew, 31-years-old, considers the possibility of retirement after earning a record high purse and performing at the top level against the best.

In a radio interview NotiUno, Evangelista said - "[Miguel] should consider the option of [walking away from boxing] all his faculties intact. Boxers should not walk away when they are finished, they should walk away when they are still doing well. And right now he has a great opportunity to retire. There is no need to feel bad. He did an excellent job [against Mayweather], a great fight. When we were a family unit, myself along with his father, said Miguel would retire at age 30 with no injury."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lords on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=frosty-g;12103226]of course he wants him to retire- any more performances like the ones we've seen under Díaz's guidance and it will become increasingly obvious the superiority of Díaz as a trainer over Uncle Cotto.[/QUOTE] great post. I agree with this.…

Comment by jakejr on 05-09-2012

He is too young to retire.. Bad advice from his uncle. I think Cotto should contnue to fight atleast two more years. Mayweather is planning to retire by age 37.Cotto is only 31

Comment by borikua on 05-09-2012

He also hopes to win the multi million dollar lawsuit he got against his nephew.

Comment by KTFO on 05-09-2012

Cotto looks rejuvenated with Pedro at the helm, he did well against Margs and now Mayweather. Kind of interested to see if team Cotto can string together a run a 154 and possibly challenge for a title @160. There are…

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;12102333]Evangelista needs to STFU, thats all!![/QUOTE] I'm irate today. Sometimes I'm ashamed to be Boricua, fuggin' bunch of haters. Miguel keep on truckin'! Mandalos a todos p'al mismo centro del carajo. Chorro de envidiosos!

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