Miguel Cotto Has No Career Regrets as Year Comes To a Close

Earlier this month, former four division world champion Miguel Cotto announced his retirement from boxing.

At the start of the year, the 37-year-old boxer had told everyone that he was planning to walk away from the sport by the end of 2017 - win, lose or draw.

Cotto (41-6, 33 KOs) ended his career on a loss, a loss that many saw as a huge upset.

miguel-cotto (4)_4

He came back, for the first time since November 2015, to win a twelve round decision over Yoshihiro Kamegai in August.

Then back on December 3, the Puerto Rican superstar lost his WBO junior middleweight title by way of a twelve round unanimous decision to Sadam Ali, who was moving up from the welterweight division. The fight took place at Cotto's second home, Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Cotto also suffered a bad biceps injury during the fight and required surgery a few days later.

During his career, the boxer faced just about everyone - Floyd Mayweather, Antonio Margarito, Canelo Alvarez, Sergio Martinez, Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Joshua Clottey, Manny Pacquiao, and several others.

"During a lifetime I have never stopped working hard for those people who are there: my family. Day after day, morning after morning, I gave my best. With my career finished, I'm going home satisfied, I'm going with my head held up high because I achieved things that I never imagined I would," said Cotto to Bryan Garcia.

"It has been a real pleasure to represent the colors of my flag throughout my life. There was never a morning that my clock did not ring at 4:15 in the morning and where I wouldn't get up to give the best of me for Puerto Rico and my family. I love them and just thank them.

"I am enjoying the family at home and doing as little as possible."

Cotto is still involved in the sport with his blooming promotional company, Miguel Cotto Promotions. He currently has two world champions in his stable, Alberto Machado and Angel Acosta.

Tags: Miguel Cotto image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dat on 01-01-2018

Nothing else left to prove champ, enjoy your retirement. Now is the time for family, you have given your all to boxing.

Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 12-30-2017

Pass on your legacy to your countrymen. Fight for all vacant belts, preferably in NY or PR, only fight old have been fighters, only fight handicapped opposition, and be a soar loser when you lose. That's something to be proud…

Comment by sammybee on 12-29-2017

Margarito is still waiting for Cotto for a payday.

Comment by Slimjoe on 12-29-2017

Enjoy your retirement Champ.Once a champ always a champ.You gave your all.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Fortuna Blames Weather for Missing Weight for Easter Fight Hearn: If Tyson Fury Wants Joshua in The Summer - No Problem Ohara Davies Inks Pact With MTK, Very Apologetic Over Mishaps Horn's Promoter: I Hope Teddy Atlas NEVER Gets New Job On-Air! LIVE STREAM: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson Official Weigh-In Kell Brook Eyes Khan, Hopes To Make Big Splash at 154-Pounds Paul Butler Back On Okolie vs. Chamberlain Card, Feb 3 In London Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray on April 14, O2 Arena Tyson Fury To Regain His License To Box From BBBoC Jamal James Reflects on KO of Chaves, Open To Face Jessie Vargas Easter: Lomachenko Wouldn't Beat Me; Don’t Think It'll Happen Spence: Thurman, Garcia, Porter Wouldn't Answer Call to Fight Me Browne: Whyte is Like Mundine - Sh*t Talks His Way Into Fights! Josh Taylor: I Think Humberto Soto is Tougher Fight Than Vazquez Gorman Feels Dubois Fight is "Bound To Happen Down The Line" Parker: Trash Talk Helped Make Fight, But I Feel I Can KO Joshua Filip Hrgovic vs. Tom Little Added To Usyk-Briedis Card Sanchez: GGG Couldn't Go To Body, Canelo Was Nearly Running! Can Spence Overpower Peterson, Demolish Him Way Matthysse Did? James DeGale To Trigger Rematch Clause With Caleb Truax Team Horn Embrace Fighting Terence Crawford at MSG in April Fortuna: No Excuses From Easter - The IBF Belt Will Come To DR Trainer: Spence is Hardest Puncher I've Seen - Breaks Faces, Ribs! Mijares Reacts To Berchelt, May Face Papito Vazquez on March 17 Loeffler Explains The Recent Flexibility in 'SuperFly' Concept Photos: Kiram, Gesta Training Hard For Matthysse, Linares Roach: I Love Pacquiao-Lomachenko; Crawford Too Big, Young! Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco Added To Superfly 2 NSAC Suspends Ogawa for Failed PED Test, Farmer Result in Doubt Yordenis Ugas vs. Ray Robinson Moves To Garcia-Rios Card Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Spence, Peterson - Face To Face at Final Presser Spence: I Want To Clean Out 147, Be The Last Man Standing! Price Details How He Badly Drilled Anthony Joshua in Sparring Whyte: Getting Wilder's WBC Belt Makes Joshua Rematch Bigger! Tyson Fury Offers To Be Parker's Sparring Partner For Joshua Fight Frank Buglioni vs. Callum Johnson Added To Whyte vs. Browne News: Beltran-Moses Update, Eddie Ortiz, LaManna-Bracero Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Heated Face To Face Josh Taylor vs. Humberto Soto Set For March 3, Glasgow

Latest Active Forum Threads