Canelo Shows Well Deserved Respect To Cotto

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Canelo Wishes Cotto The Best

 

As WBO junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, (41-5 33KO), prepares for his last fight and upcoming title defense  against Sadam Ali, (25-1 14KO), a former foe of his took to social media today to give him a heartfelt congratulations on his illustrious career. Canelo Alvarez, who is on vacation in Europe, went on Twitter with Boxing News and released a video in which he said:

Miguel Angel Cotto, I just wanted to wish you success in your fight,” said Canelo. “I know that it is the last fight of your extraordinary career. I think that you did a lot for the sport of boxing. I wish you success in your life after you retire. Now it’s your time to enjoy everything you did for the sport of boxing and everything that boxing has given you.”

Personally, it was an honor to be in the ring with you. I learned a lot from that fight. It was an honor, and I wish you all the success in the world in your retirement. A strong hug from me, and much success!”

Cotto, the only man to become a four-division world champion in Puerto Rico’s rich boxing history, and Canelo fought each other in November of 2015. A fight in which Alvarez won by an unanimous decision to become the WBC and lineal middleweight champion of the world.

Canelo displayed great character and respect with his sentiments to the 37-year-old Puerto Rican legend. It was a nice gesture and was even nicer to see.

By: Chris Henderson

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Email: Chris@3KingsBoxing.com

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