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Miguel Cotto suffers torn biceps in loss to Sadam Ali

Miguel Cotto was injured during his Saturday fight, which was probably his last.

Miguel Cotto v Sadaam Ali Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

As noted in our post-fight recap and now made official by Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto suffered a torn left biceps in his defeat to Sadam Ali on Saturday night, and missed the post-fight press conference to head to the hospital.

Cotto, 37, dropped the WBO junior middleweight title to Ali, 29, by unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden.

The fight was advertised as being the last one in Miguel Cotto’s nearly 17-year professional boxing career, but there were some lingering doubts going in about whether or not that would be the case.

This situation, however, makes it as close to certain as it can ever be in boxing. Cotto not only lost in an upset, but he was injured in the process. During his post-fight, in-ring interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman, Cotto said he’d suffered the injury in the seventh round, one of his better rounds of the fight.

From that point on, it’s worth noting, Ali took over. And it was clear to see that Cotto (41-6, 33 KO) did indeed have an injury to his biceps during that interview with Kellerman.

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