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Miguel Cotto Sr. passes away

Miguel Cotto Sr. passed away Sunday at the age of 57. (Photo by <a href="" target="new">Cesar 'KenMarc' Delgado</a>)
Miguel Cotto Sr. passed away Sunday at the age of 57. (Photo by Cesar 'KenMarc' Delgado)
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The father of Puerto Rican boxing superstar Miguel Cotto passed away suddenly and unexpectedly today due to a heart attack. He was 57 years old.

Miguel Cotto Sr. was close to his son's career and his life in general. Reports are the he was driving, suddenly felt ill, stopped the car and asked for help before collapsing.

The younger Cotto had this to say about the passing:

"We appreciate all of the tokens of affection and sympathy. It is a very painful moment for me and for my entire family. I hope that everyone respect our request for space to overcome this difficult moment."

The boxing world of course sends its condolences and best wishes to the Cotto family, and we at Bad Left Hook share those sentiments. Rest in peace, Miguel.

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