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Cotto vs Kamegai Results: Cotto thrashes Kamegai over 12 rounds

Yoshihiro Kamegai walked through fire and brimstone tonight but it wasn't enough to beat Miguel Cotto.

Miguel Cotto v Yoshihiro Kamegai Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Miguel Cotto dominated tonight in HBO's main event. Yoshihiro Kamegai came out and literally ran right after Cotto for 12 rounds but he consistently walked right into big punches and combinations. Kamegai showed an unthinkable amount of durability but Cotto racked up the points and won on official scores of 120-108, 118-110, and 119-109. I scored the fight a shutout, 120-108 for Cotto.

Cotto told Max Kellerman after the fight that he knew by the fifth or sixth round that he wasn't going to knockout Kamegai after hitting him with everything but the kitchen sink. Cotto literally did hit Kamegai with everything, and as a testament to that Cotto set his CompuBox record for most power punches thrown. Cotto really had no other choice though, as Kamegai gave him no room to breath for 12 rounds straight.

In the end Cotto said he'll come back for one more fight in December and then call it career. He said he'll leave the opponent up to his trainer, Freddie Roach, who said that the winner of Golovkin-Canelo tickles his fancy. We'll just have to see about that. But for now Miguel Cotto has recaptured another world title at 154lbs, taking the WBO title.

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