Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Miguel Cotto To Be Evaluated Monday, Undergo Surgery For Injury

By Miguel Rivera

Former four division world champion Miguel Angel Cotto ended a 17-year career in boxing on Saturday night, when he dropped an upset unanimous decision loss to Saddam Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Cotto will undergo an operation on his left biceps in the next few days, to repair a tendon tear that he suffered during the seventh round of his farewell fight.

Cotto will be evaluated on Monday by a specialist at the Hospital For Special Surgery (HSS).

cotto-ali-fight (14)

The Puerto Rican superstar, who had planned to return to the island on Sunday afternoon, will remain in the Big Apple this week, according to the vice president of operations of Miguel Cotto Promotions, Héctor Soto, as a result of the setback.

Cotto was treated at Presbyterian Hospital in New York and will undergo an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test to see if he suffered other damage to his left arm.

"It was a break in the tendon of the biceps of his left arm and they have to operate on it," Soto said to Carlos Narvaez. "We do not know if the operation will be tomorrow (Monday) or Tuesday because they will do an MRI. The only thing we can say is that we do not know how Miguel could continue fighting. Nor did he tell Freddie (Roach)."

"Miguel has a very intense pain that starts from his wrist to his shoulder. That entire limb was very inflamed. He will be evaluated by a specialist. We believe that he was injured at a time when he tried to throw his left hook to Ali's liver and he dodged it with his elbow. But we have not seen the fight yet. We will do it later."

Cotto, 37, did not attend the post-conference press conference because he was immediately sent for a medical evaluation after the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PensionKiller on 12-04-2017

[QUOTE][/QUOTE][QUOTE=Dle;18285886]So was Marquez. If Cotto’s great, so is Marquez. Only Cotto fought big names on their decline, not in the prime. And when he did....he wasn’t a talker, I’ll credit him that.[/QUOTE] TBH him not talking isn't a credit for…

Comment by Dle on 12-04-2017

So was Marquez. If Cotto’s great, so is Marquez. Only Cotto fought big names on their decline, not in the prime. And when he did....he wasn’t a talker, I’ll credit him that.

Comment by Corelone on 12-04-2017

That was a gritty performance. Cotto was rocked and crippled at the end. His body can't take it any more. What happened to the next best thing out of PR? Remember? Verdejo? He was going to take Flanagan's title. Flanagan…

Comment by Mammoth on 12-04-2017

Go f[U]uck[/U] yourself, Cotto. Nah, just kidding. Cotto's ok by me.

Comment by BigStomps on 12-03-2017

Cotto is a great Puerto Rican warrior and always gave it his all in the ring. He's a classy guy and didn't make any excuses for his loss last night. Have a great life champ. You've earned it!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Canelo: Beating Jacobs I'll Be One Step Away From Undisputed Brian Ceballo Staying Level-Headed, Taking Things Step By Step Ellerbe: Pacquiao Has Many Options at 147 - But Not Mayweather David Lemieux vs. John Ryder Possible For Canelo-Jacobs Card Crawford-Khan: Madison Square Garden Chosen as Site Francisco Vargas Vows Revenge: I'm Not Impressed By Berchelt Josesito Lopez Values Improvements To His Game Under Garcia Arum: Joshua Damaged His Credibility, Fury Viewed as #1 in U.S. Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights Badou Jack: I'm a Fighter, So I Ain't Gonna Quit Pacquiao vs. Broner Replay: January 26th on Showtime Harrison-Charlo Rematch Ordered, New Final Eliminator Too Demetrius Andrade vs. Billy Joe Saunders Ordered By WBO Pacquiao: If Mayweather Can't Fight at My Level - Stay Retired News: Luis Lebron, Benson, Hamza, O'Donnell, Srour, Barlow Hearn Cautions 'Now or Never' For Whyte To Accept Joshua Offer Scardina-Kekalainen Tops Matchroom Italy Card on March 8 DiBella: After Commey Beats Chaniev, We Want Lomachenko Fury: Wilder's The One Who Has To Redeem Himself, Not Me! Khan: The Offers for Crawford and Brook Were Literally The Same Frank Warren To Wait Out Warrington vs. Galahad Purse Bid Charr Wins Appeal, Reinstated As WBA Titlist; Box-Off To Follow Miles Shinkwin Back In March, Defends English Title Frank Warren: Joshua Made Massive Mistake in Snubbing Wilder Canelo-Jacobs: NSAC To Review Venue Request at 1/29 Hearing Eubank Jr. Very Pleased With Camp Ahead of Degale Clash Caleb Plant: I'm The Big Dog at 168, They've Got To Come See Me Hearn: Wilder, His Handlers Don't Have Decency To Answer Back Chris Algieri Confident He Can Raise His Level Against Hooker Kovalev Asks Fans 'Not To Make Hasty Conclusions On Situation' Cano in Line For a Big Fight, Linares Heading Back To 135 Curtis Stevens Heading To 154: Eyes Hurd, Lara, Harrison, Munguia Pulev vs. Helenius Clash Still Be Worked Out For Crawford-Khan Broner: I'll Be Back; All You Motherf***ers Will Still Tune In! Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: CompuBox By The Numbers Gvozdyk To Take Voluntary Before Mandatory Versus Browne Pacquiao To Have Scratched Cornea Re-Examined Monday In L.A. Andrade: I Want Golovkin Next, To Prove I'm #1 at Middleweight Hearn: Don't Be Surprised if Joshua is on DAZN in the US in June Broner: Ain’t Got Mark On Me; They Thought They’d F*** Me Up
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement