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."