By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
On Saturday night at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, Miguel Cotto (41-5 / 33 by KO) was overwhelming in winning the vacant WBO junior middleweight title over Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-4-2 / 24 by KO). This was the easiest fight I have scored since Lennox Lewis defeated David Tua.
Although Kamegai came forward in this fight to add the action element, Cotto was just superb in his ring generalship and landed the bigger power shots.
Give the Japanese fighter credit for his heart, but he was simply outclassed and just made to order for Cotto.
The fight went the 12 round distance with the official judges scorecards at 120-108, 119-109, 118-110 … my score was 120-108, clearly all rounds to the winner Cotto.
After the fight, it was announced that the four-division champion Miguel Cotto will have one more fight to add to his legacy and that is to be in December 2017, then he will retire from boxing to spend more time with his family.