Former world champion Miguel Cotto, received the announcement that it will be part of the 2022 class to enter the International Boxing Hall of Fame, to which the Puerto Rican was surprised by this decision.
“It is something that I did not expect, it took me by surprise,” he said. Miguel Cotto to First hour. “This type of distinction has never been in my north. I took boxing as my job to keep my family afloat ”.
Cotto will join Roy jones, James toney, Regina Halmich and Holly holm, like the members of the 2022 class. Miguel Cotto He will become the 11th Puerto Rican fighter to be inducted into the Canastota Hall of Fame.
In the same way, the former boxer remembered his father, who always supported him in his career, so this distinction is dedicated to him.
“My old man left on January 3, 2010 and he has never left my side,” Cotto said. “He will always be with me. What I am and what I will be for the rest of my life I owe to education, discipline and work. My old man made a commitment to my mother to raise and educate three good human beings. He did his job and I have no doubt that he will be smiling that day. “
Bob Arum praises Miguel Cotto’s entry into the Boxing Hall of Fame
Promoter Bob arum noted that he is very happy that Miguel Cotto be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as he was an outstanding fighter.
“He was a fantastic fighter. He was dedicated, he worked hard, and he accomplished great things in boxing. He certainly deserves to be in the boxing Hall of Fame. So I’m very proud of that and of him. I have great memories in the years that we represented him, particularly the events at Madison Square Garden, ”he said. in an interview with El Nuevo Día.
“He is one of the best fighters of our time. He never backed down to fight anyone. He was a brave warrior. He fought the best around him, either Manny pacquiao or Margarito“, He sentenced.