Underdog Sadam Ali is confident that he can upset Miguel Cotto in New York on December 2nd.

While a relative newcomer to professional boxing - especially when compared with the WBO World Super-Welterweight Champion - Ali is no amateur, having amassed an impressive record of 14 knockouts in 26 fights and just one loss.

Ali notes that stepping up in weight against a four-weight World Champion will be no walk in the park.

“It's a huge challenge, a big step up. The biggest opponent in my career, and I'm also moving up to another weight class. But I love the challenge, and I'm ready to do whatever I have to do,” Ali said in a recent conference call with media.

The Yemeni-American boxer is chomping at the bit to have a go at a seasoned pro, and he watched Cotto carefully in his younger years. Ali enters the ring with a profound kind of respect for his older opponent.

“I followed his career, and I've also been to a few fights. I always liked his style and what he did,” he said. “He's fought the best. He's had some great fights. So if you love boxing, you're going to grow up watching Miguel Cotto.”

Whether he wins or loses, the ‘World Kid’ has the chance to unseat a boxing legend from his throne, and knows he has “the opportunity of a lifetime” at Madison Square Garden.

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