According to the man himself, December 31st, 2017 will be Miguel Cotto's last day as a professional boxer.

Before he retires from the sport he has given so much to, the Puerto Rican faces Yoshihiro Kamegai for the WBO World Super-Welterweight Title on August 26th, live on BoxNation.

The 36-year-old has lifted five World Titles across four different weight divisions. Speaking to Golden Boy Promotions, Cotto was in reflective mood as he reflected on his impressive career.

"I have proved my whole career that I have been ready for anyone. I am a good boxer and I have no doubt that I can match anyone. As I look at my career, I have no regrets, everything has worked out and I am proud of the legacy I have built.

"I think one of the more satisfying fights I've been in was my victory against Antonio Margarito - I got my revenge against him then," he explained, referencing the vicious beating he dished out in December 2011.

"I became the man I am today because of my father," continued Cotto. "He taught me the way you have to be, to put your family first in your life. I have no doubt that my father, mother and whole family are proud of me."

Family is clearly important to 'Junito'. Earlier this year he revealed that one of the main reasons for his nearing retirement was so that he can spend more time at home with his wife and children.

"The discipline that my family has taught me is the same that I want to show my kids, that they too can achieve their goals and dreams just as I have. I think above being a great boxer, I take a bigger pride in being a great father."

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