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Cotto Says the End is Near for His Career

During Episode 1 of Showtime’s All Access series for the WBA junior middleweight clash between Austin Trout and Miguel Cotto, Cotto revealed that he has been thinking about retirement and that the decision to do so is nearing.

“After dedicating 21 years to this, and building a family, I need to be a full-time father.  Live for my kids like I live for boxing, so the decision is very close,” said an emotional Cotto.

The former junior middleweight champ is currently training for his title shot against Trout, which takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 1.

Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs), a pro since 2001, has been among boxing’s best, which included time at junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight.  The 32-year old obviously wants to spend more time with his family, though another reign as champion is still within his grasp.  However, it’s clear that his mind is made up that he’s just about done with the sport.

“I don’t want to keep missing key moments in their lives,” added Cotto.

7 Comments

  1. BennygrabMaBallZ

    November 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    If he manage to defeat floyd mayweather before, Im sure he will not think of retirement today.

    • FlordHasNoBalls

      November 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      Apparently, losing to a pillow punch has nothing to do with it.

  2. Ramil Lomo

    November 17, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Yes,you better hang up your gloves early ..if you stay too long to this kind of brutal sport, you’re risking your health..Besides you are financially stable and there’s nothing to prove in your career..your already great man.

  3. Ramil Lomo

    November 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Good luck Cotto.

  4. Ramon Antolin

    November 17, 2012 at 10:54 am

    To soon?You’re still young! Why not become a champion again & then have a rematch with Pacquiao? I think there is still big money there!

    • onlyafoolthinksthat

      November 17, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Rematch w/ Pacquiao? What the hell are you talking? You aren’t suggesting suicide before retirement, are you?

      • Ramil Lomo

        November 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

        i like cotto he’s a good guy..no need to fight another good guy like pacquiao.

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