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Miguel Cotto vs Sadam Ali report
Who won Cotto vs Ali?
Sadam Ali beat Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 112-116, 113-115, 113-115 in favor of winner Sadam Ali.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super welterweight championship of the world.
Cotto vs Ali stats
Miguel Cotto stepped into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws.
Sadam Ali made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Miguel Cotto was the older man by 8 years, at 42 years old.
Ali had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cotto. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Miguel Cotto & Sadam Ali fought out of an orthodox stance.
Cotto was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Ali, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 345 more professional rounds, 345 to Ali's 0.
Sadam Ali was ranked number 7 by the WBO in the 154lb division.
Cotto vs Ali form
Cotto had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Yoshihiro Kamegai on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Daniel Geale on 6th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Sergio Martinez on 7th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Sergio Martinez on 7th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Cotto's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Ali's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Cotto vs Ali start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Cotto vs Ali?
Cotto vs Ali was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.
What were the odds on Cotto vs Ali?
Miguel Cotto was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Sadam Ali made his way into the ring at 121/20 (+610) with oddsmakers.
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