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Image result for miguel cottoIt was a bitter sweet moment this past Saturday night, when we watched a legend put the gloves on one las time.  We expected a show, and Miguel Cotto (41-6, 33 KO’s) delivered.  Sadly, he lost a 12 round unanimous decision to Sadam Ali (26-1, 14 KO’s), but he went out with a bang, and with class.  Miguel reiterated that even with the loss in what was his final fight, he would not return to the ring, he would stay home and focus on his family.  The sure fire hall of famer looked sad to leave the boxing world in his rear view mirror, but he said said over and over that now it is his turn to be there for his family, just as they have stuck by his side throughout his boxing career.

After a feel out first round for both fighters, things started heating up in the second.  Salam Ali hurt Cotto badly with a right hand and had him on wobbly legs.  Later in the round Ali went down on what looked like a knockdown, but was in fact a slip.  Cotto came back strong in the third, outlander Ali, but still looked a bit bothered by Ali’s hand speed.  Back and forth they would go, as again in the 4th, Ali stunned Cotto with a huge left hook, and had him dazed momentarily.  In the 6th, Cotto turned the tables with a huge right hand of his own, and had Ali trapped in the corner.  Ali would escape the round with a brilliant left hook counter, that got Cotto out of his face.

Cotto also had a huge 7th round, but in the 8th, things would start to turn in Ali’s favor.  For some reason, Cotto stopped throwing in the 8th round.  We would later learn that Cotto tore his left bicep, and it sure looked that way after the fight.  The bicep curled up and looked ads if it was in the wrong place on his arm.  Without the left arm at his disposal, Cotto lost his money much, which is his left hook.  In the 10th, Ali hurt Cotto again with a big left hook, and Cotto spent the rest of the round running.  Ali, perhaps feeling a sense of urgency in a close fight, came out guns blazing in the 11th, showing lightning quick combinations.

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In the final round of Cotto’s career, Ali’s speed would prove to be too much against the wounded veteran.  The 12th round was a toss up, and if given to Cotto, the fight would have ended in a draw.  Cotto did outland Ali in the final frame, but Ali landed the more meaningful punches, and just looked better in general.  The final scores were as follows:  Julie Lederman had it 115-113 (Ali), Eric Marlinski had it 116-112 (Ali), and Steve Weisfeld had it 115-113 (Ali).  The final push stats read as follows:  Cotto landed 163 of 536 (30%) while Ali landed 139 f 647 (21%).  The difference in the fight was the power punches.  Ali landed 122 of 373 (33%), while Cotto landed 108 of 322 (34%).  Ali was the busier fighter and he got the nod.  This could have easily been a draw, as the final round was a 50-50 call.  Never the less, the legend went out with a bang, and we thank him for that.  Salam Ali becomes the new WBO Junior Middleweight champion.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night October 14th 2017, Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KO’s) will defend his WBAsuper World Junior Middleweight title against the undefeated Terrell Gausha (19-0, 9 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY, and will be live on Showtime Championship Boxing at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Jermell Charlo (29-0, 14 KO’s) will defend his WBC Junior Middleweight title against undefeated top prospect Ericskson Lubin (18-0, 13 KO’s).  Also on the card, Jarrett “Swift” Hurd (20-0, 14 KO’s) will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight title against Austin Trout (30-3, 17 KO’s).  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Erislandy Lara Tale of The Tape Terrell Gausha
24 Wins 19
2 Lost 0
14 KOs 9
2 Draws 0
28 Total Fights 19
50% KO% 47%
5’9″ Height 5’10”
75″ Reach 71″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
Cuba Nationality Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 11th, 1983 Date of Birth September 9th 1987

 

Predictions:

Jarrett Hurd  —  def  —  Austin Trout  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Erickson Lubin  —  def  —  Jermell Charlo  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Erislandy Lara  —  def  —  Terrell Gausha  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight Saturday March 11th 2017, David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KO’s) will take on Curtis Stevens (29-5, 21 KO’s) for the NABO Middleweight title.  The fight will take place at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona NY, and will be Live on HBO Boxing at 11pm ET.  In the co-feature, Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KO’s) will be back in action as he takes on Rene Alvarado (24-7, 16 KO’s) in a 10 round Lightweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Curtis Stevens Tale of The Tape David Lemieux
29 Wins 36
5 Lost 3
21 KOs 32
0 Draws 0
34 Total Fights 39
62% KO% 82%
5’7″ Height 5’9″
71″ Reach 70″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Brownsville, New York, USA Nationality Montreal, Quebec, Canada
March 10th, 1985 Date of Birth December 12th, 1988

 

Predictions:

Yuriorkis Gamboa  —  def  —  Rene Alvarado  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

David Lemieux  —  def  —  Curtis Stevens  —  via  —  KO 8th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE