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On This Day: Marvellous Miguel Cotto makes Puerto Rican history

Tris Dixon sees Sergio Martinez floored three times in the first round and crushed by brilliant Miguel Cotto in New York City
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Miguel Cotto  |  Jake Roth/USA Today Sports

REINVENTION of 33-year-old prizefighters is akin to the clock spinning in the wrong direction. Habits have been formed and the programming has been complete. Or so we’d think. Sometimes, however, the greats have one last hurrah, a memory-jog of what they once were and a farewell to the fans.

Only rarely do they adapt to the use of new knowledge, fresh impetus, aching joints and the need to find challenging goals once money, fame and respect are prevailing motivators.

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