Born on October 29, 1980 in Providence, Rhode Island, Miguel Cotto developed into one of the finest Puerto Rican boxers. While he comes from a boxing family, he got into the sport when he was young because he wanted to get into better shape. Over the years, he became an excellent amateur fighter who medaled in several tournaments, including the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games and the 1998 Junior World Championships. He won the silver medal at both those tournaments. He competed in the 2000 Olympics but didn’t medal, and afterwards he decided to turn pro.
Cotto had his first professional fight on February 23, 2001, and it didn’t take long, as he beat down Jason Doucet in the first round for a TKO stoppage. He would win another fight by TKO, this one in the second round, just over a month later. He would stay active for 2001 and 2002, building up a 13-0 record, with 10 of those wins coming by KO or TKO. He had also faced some tough fighters early in his career, and he was showing his skill as a pressure fighter by battering them on his way to decisive victories.
That 13-0 record earned him a shot at the WBC International light welterweight title on February 1, 2003 against Cesar Bazan, and he took the win by an 11th-round TKO. Two fights later, he knocked out Rocky Martinez in just the second round to add the WBA-NABO light welterweight title to his collection.
He would continue to rack up victories and belts, as he got both the WBA Fedelatin and the WBO light welterweight titles. On December 2, 2006, Miguel Cotto decided to try his hand at a new weight class, jumping up to welterweight for a shot at the WBA belt against Carlos Quintana. He won the fight by stoppage after five rounds of action. He would defend the belt four times, including defenses against Zab Judah and Shane Mosley. On July 26, 2008, he lost the belt when Antonio Margarito beat him by 11th-round TKO.
He picked up two victories before fighting superstar Manny Pacquiao, who beat him by TKO in the 12th round. Cotto then went up in weight again to fight Yuri Foreman for the WBA super welterweight title. He won that fight by TKO in the ninth round, and followed that up with a 12th-round TKO over Ricardo Mayorga. He got a chance to show how much he had improved as a fighter in his next fight, as he took on Margarito in a rematch and won handily, eventually scoring a TKO in the 10th round.
Cotto got another super fight after that, as he took on the undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 5, 2012. Although he lost a unanimous decision, Mayweather called him the toughest fighter that he had ever fought.
After another unanimous decision loss, this one to Austin Trout, Miguel Cotto rebounded with a third-round TKO over Delvin Rodriguez. He then beat Sergio Martinez on June 7, 2014 for the WBC, The Ring and lineal middleweight belts, making history as the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world championships in four weight classes.
What is Miguel Cotto's Record?
Miguel Cotto's record currently stands at 41 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws. Of those 41 wins he has stopped 33 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 80%. Of his 6 loses, he's been stopped 2 times. He's boxed a total of 345
rounds, meaning his professional fights last 7.3 rounds on average.
What was Cotto's last fight?
Miguel Cotto's last fight took place against Sadam Ali's on 2nd Dec 2017, in New York, United States. He lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 3 years and 9 months ago.
How active is Miguel Cotto?
Cotto's last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
Where is Miguel Cotto From?
Cotto was born in Puerto Rico.
How Old Is Miguel Cotto?
The super welterweight is currently 40 years old. He was born on 29th October 1980, so he will turn 41 in 1 month and 10 days.
How long has Cotto been fighting?
Miguel Cotto made his professional debut in February 2001, so he has been a pro for 20 years and 6 months.
How tall is Miguel Cotto?
Cotto is 5' 7" (5 Foot and 7 inches) which is 170cm (1 meter and 70 centimeters).
What is Cotto's Reach?
His reach is 66.9 inches (66.9") which is 170 cm (1 meter and 70 centimeters).
What stance does Miguel Cotto use?
Cotto fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.
What will be Miguel Cotto's Next Fight?
Miguel Cotto's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.
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What are some recent Miguel Cotto results?
Cotto has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Yoshihiro Kamegai on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Daniel Geale on 6th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Sergio Martinez on 7th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Sergio Martinez on 7th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
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