During the day, we received the news of the sudden and unexpected death of Don Miguel Cotto Sr., father of former world champion, Miguel Cotto, Jr.

The event has taken everyone by surprise, including the Cotto family and the followers of boxing. The following statement has been released to the press in general, requesting adequate time to process and channel the terrible loss. In a statement below:

"We appreciate all of the tokens of affection and sympathy. It is a very painful moment for me and for my entire family. I hope that everyone respect our request for space to overcome this difficult moment" Miguel Cotto, Jr.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later. There will be a mass for Cotto Sr. in his neighborhood of Canaboncito in Caguas, Puerto Rico and later he will be cremated.

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