Miguel Cotto Will Face Sadam Ali in his Final Fight

Miguel Cotto Will Face Sadam Ali in his Final Fight

Published: October 11, 2017


Miguel Cotto will make his final appearance inside the ring against Sadam Ali. Photo: HBO Sports

Miguel Cotto will make his final appearance inside the ring against Sadam Ali. Photo: HBO Sports

After weeks of rumors, Golden Boy Promotions has officially announced that Puerto Rican four-division champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) will make his final appearance inside the squared circle against Brooklyn, New York’s Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs). Cotto will put his WBO 154-pound title on the line in a 12-round bout. The fight will take place at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York on December 2nd. 

This will mark the 10th time Cotto has fought in Madison Square Garden. The four-division champion has fought some of the biggest names in the sport throughout his career including fighters like Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Sergio Martinez and Canelo Alvarez.

“I’m very excited to be back in the ring for my final fight at The Garden. I’ve worked really hard my entire career to be at this level. I am fully concentrated on getting together with Freddie Roach so we can work hard and have a great victory on December 2.”
— Miguel Cotto
Sadam Ali will get his second opportunity at a world title against Miguel Cotto. Photo: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Sadam Ali will get his second opportunity at a world title against Miguel Cotto. Photo: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Cotto’s opponent, Ali is a former U.S. Olympian and has fought some tough contenders in the welterweight division. He is best known for his 2016 attempt at a world title when he faced Jessie Vargas for the vacant WBO welterweight title. That night Vargas came out victorious with a ninth-round stoppage. Ali looks forward to getting another opportunity at a world title against a future Hall-of-Famer like Cotto. 

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to fight a legend in Madison Square Garden in front of all my fans on HBO. My time is now. God willing, I will leave the Garden with the championship belt.”
— Sadam Ali

Tickets will go on sale for the event on October 17 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.goldenboytickets.com or www.MSG.com


 

 

 

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