Boxing has another Hall of Famer announce his retirement in 2017, with Miguel Cotto officially calling it quits after his December 2 fight against Sadam Ali at Madison Square Garden. Unfortunately for Cotto, the Puerto Rican icon lost the fight, and his WBO junior middleweight title, via unanimous decision, tearing his left bicep midway through the fight.
Now that the Miguel Cotto retirement tour has ended, the boxing world continues to fix its gaze at Madison Square Garden where Vasyl Lomachenko is set to defend his WBO super bantamweight championship against Guillermo Rigondeaux in a clash of styles that has some believing this could be the best boxing fight of 2017. Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux has several big angles in play, from its lack of promotion to the contrasting styles inside the ring.
In this week's newsletter, you'll get a preview of what to expect on December 9, as well as what to watch out for this weekend and a deeper look into the 2018 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees, plus more.
Fightful Boxing Newsletter (12/7) Table of Contents:
- Miguel Cotto Falls In Retirement Fight, What’s Next For Sadam Ali (Page 2)
- A Look At HBO’s Early 2018 TV Schedule (Page 3)
- Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux Preview, Full Card, Where To Watch (Page 4)
- The Latest On The Heavyweight Division, Where Do The Champions Stand (Page 5)
- Results From the World Of Boxing (Page 6)
- Fightful Boxing Rankings (Page 7-8)
- News And Notes From The World Of Boxing (Page 9)
- 2018 International Boxing Hall Of Fame Class Announced (Page 10)
- Rest Of The Weekend Preview (Page 11)
- From The Web