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Miguel Cotto He assures that he does not miss boxing, because when he put on the gloves he gave everything and at the right moment he said goodby


Miguel Cotto He assures that he does not miss boxing, because when he put on the gloves he gave everything and at the right moment he said goodbye to his professional career.

“Not at all,” he replied. cotto when asked if he missed boxing. “I live very well.”

The Puerto Rican boxer was visiting Mexico City, where he was at the Coffee Tuesdays of the WBC and at the party of 60 years of Julio Cesar Chavez.

And he does not miss him in the ring or on television, because he is not aware of what happens with boxing every week.

“I am not a faithful follower of sitting down to see them weekly,” said the new member of the Hall of Fame, although he acknowledged that in his country “we have a lot of talent.”

Cotto began his career in 2001 and finished it in 2017, with a record of 41-6, 33 knockouts; he was champion in four divisions, from super light to medium, and assures that there is not a special fight in his career, because they all were.

“I enjoyed my whole career,” commented the Puerto Rican. “I had the opportunity to enjoy it all and I am a faithful believer that one fight led to another.”

After 16 years of professional experience, cotto He decided to end his career, which was recognized a few weeks ago with his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

“I hung up the gloves when I should have hung them up and I enjoyed myself at all times,” he said. “Very grateful to those who positioned me (in Canastota), satisfied with the work done.”

Cotto assures that he does not miss boxing and thanks the WBC for the boost they gave him

Junito cotto He took advantage of his visit to Mexico City to remember how important this country was in his professional development.

“I had the opportunity to come to Mexico several times as an amateur boxer,” he said. “I developed part of my career here in Mexico.”

Nearly two years into his career, he received his first shot at a title, the WBC International Super Lightweight.

“Don Joseph Sulaiman back in 2002-2003 it gave me the first opportunity to play a regional title for the WBC”, he recalled.

It was in February 2003 when he beat Cesar Bazan to win the scepter that launched his career, and for that he will always be grateful to the WBC.

“They were the ones who gave me the opportunity to look at my future in professional boxing as a world champion,” he concluded. “I am always and will be grateful to all of them.”