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Miguel Cotto boxer

Miguel Cotto image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 2001-02-23
Born 1980-10-29
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Caguas, Puerto Rico
bouts
47
won
41
lost
6
draw
0
bouts
47
won
41
lost
6
draw
0
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 2001-02-23
Born 1980-10-29
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Caguas, Puerto Rico

As an amateur, Cotto represented Puerto Rico in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions at various international events, including the 1999 Pan American Games, the 2000 Olympics, and the 1998 Junior World Championships; the latter in which he won a lightweight silver medal. Having begun his professional career in 2001, Cotto defeated Kelson Pinto for the WBO light welterweight title in 2004. He made six successful defenses before vacating the title to move up in weight. In his first welterweight fight, in 2006, Cotto defeated Carlos Quintana for the vacant WBA title. He successfully defended it four times before a career first loss to Antonio Margarito in 2008. The following year, Cotto won the vacant WBO welterweight title and defended it once before losing it to Manny Pacquiao in the same year.In 2010 he moved up to light middleweight and won the WBA title from Yuri Foreman. Having been promoted by the WBA to Super champion status, Cotto won a 2011 rematch against Margarito. He lost the WBA (Super) title in 2012 to Floyd Mayweather Jr., in one of the most anticipated fights in modern boxing history. The year would end on a further sour note for Cotto, as he lost in an upset to Austin Trout. Two years later, Cotto defeated Sergio Martínez to win the unified WBC, Ring, and lineal middleweight titles. In doing so, he became the first four-weight world champion from Puerto Rico. In 2015, he defended his titles once before losing to Canelo Álvarez. After more than a year of inactivity, Cotto returned in 2017 to become the WBO light middleweight champion, but lost the title in his final fight to Sadam Ali.

As an amateur, Cotto represented Puerto Rico in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions at various international events, including the 1999 Pan American Games, the 2000 Olympics, and the 1998 Junior World Championships; the latter in which he won a lightweight silver medal. Having begun his professional career in 2001, Cotto defeated Kelson Pinto for the WBO light welterweight title in 2004. He made six successful defenses before vacating the title to move up in weight. In his first welterweight fight, in 2006, Cotto defeated Carlos Quintana for the vacant WBA title. He successfully defended it four times before a career first loss to Antonio Margarito in 2008. The following year, Cotto won the vacant WBO welterweight title and defended it once before losing it to Manny Pacquiao in the same year.In 2010 he moved up to light middleweight and won the WBA title from Yuri Foreman. Having been promoted by the WBA to Super champion status, Cotto won a 2011 rematch against Margarito. He lost the WBA (Super) title in 2012 to Floyd Mayweather Jr., in one of the most anticipated fights in modern boxing history. The year would end on a further sour note for Cotto, as he lost in an upset to Austin Trout. Two years later, Cotto defeated Sergio Martínez to win the unified WBC, Ring, and lineal middleweight titles. In doing so, he became the first four-weight world champion from Puerto Rico. In 2015, he defended his titles once before losing to Canelo Álvarez. After more than a year of inactivity, Cotto returned in 2017 to become the WBO light middleweight champion, but lost the title in his final fight to Sadam Ali.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 2, 2017 Sadam Ali WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 26, 2017 Yoshihiro Kamegai LWLWDW StubHub Center, Carson WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 21, 2015 Saul Alvarez WWLWWW Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 6, 2015 Daniel Geale WWLWLW Barclays Center, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 2014 Sergio Martinez WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 5, 2013 Delvin Rodriguez LDWLWW Amway Center, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 2012 Austin Trout WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 5, 2012 Floyd Mayweather Jr WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Association Super World Super Welterweight

(supervisor: Aurelio Fiengo)vacant World Boxing Council Diamond Super Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 2011 Antonio Margarito WWWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
March 12, 2011 Ricardo Mayorga LWLWLW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Association Super World Super Welterweight

(supervisor: Aurelio Fiengo)vacant World Boxing Board Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 2010 Yuri Foreman WWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 2009 Manny Pacquiao WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Council Diamond Welterweight

World Boxing Organisation World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 13, 2009 Joshua Clottey LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Organisation World Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 21, 2009 Michael Jennings WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant World Boxing Organisation World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 26, 2008 Antonio Margarito WWWLWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
April 12, 2008 Alfonso Gomez WDWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 10, 2007 Shane Mosley LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
June 9, 2007 Zab Judah WWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 2007 Oktay Urkal LLWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 2006 Carlos Quintana WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
June 10, 2006 Paul Malignaggi WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Organisation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 4, 2006 Gianluca Branco WLWWWW Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 24, 2005 Ricardo Torres WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
June 11, 2005 Muhammadqodir Abdullaev WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Organisation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 2005 DeMarcus Corley WWWLLW Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon World Boxing Organisation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 2004 Randall Bailey LWLWLW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Organisation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 11, 2004 Kelson Pinto WWWWWW Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey vacant World Boxing Organisation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 2004 Lovemore Ndou WWWLWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Association Fedelatin Super Lightweight

World Boxing Council International Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 28, 2004 Victoriano Sosa WDWLWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Council International Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 2003 Carlos Maussa WWWWWW Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon World Boxing Council International Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 2003 Demetrio Ceballos WWWLWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Council International Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 2003 Rocky Martinez WLLLWW Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon World Boxing Council International Super Lightweight

vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
April 19, 2003 Joel Perez LWLWWW Selland Arena, Fresno WIN
KO
Feb. 1, 2003 Cesar Bazan WWWLLW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Council International Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 22, 2002 Ubaldo Hernandez LWWWDL Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 2002 John Brown WWLWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
July 30, 2002 Carlos Alberto Ramirez WWLLWW Lucky Star Casino, Concho WIN
KO
June 22, 2002 Justin Juuko WLWLWL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 2002 Juan Angel Macias LLLLDL Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 1, 2002 Sammy Sparkman LWLWLW Coliseo Guillermo Angulo, Carolina WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 2002 Joshua Smith WLLLWL Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas WIN
Technical knockout
July 28, 2001 Arturo Rodriguez WLLLLW Staples Center, Los Angeles WIN
KO
July 1, 2001 Rudolfo Lunsford WLLWLL Pier 10 Arena, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 2001 Martin Ramirez LLLWWL San Juan WIN
Unanimous decision
April 28, 2001 Waklimi Young LWLW Hammerstein Ballroom, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 30, 2001 Jacob Godinez LLLLLL Convention Center, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 2001 Jason Doucet Frank Erwin Center, Austin WIN
Technical knockout