Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
Belts on The Line
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Who won Martinez vs Cotto?
Miguel Cotto beat Sergio Martinez by on Saturday 7th June 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 77-90, 77-90, 77-90 in favor of winner Miguel Cotto.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the WBC middleweight championship of the world.
Martinez vs Cotto stats
Sergio Martinez stepped into the ring with a record of 51 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Miguel Cotto made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 31 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cotto had a large advantage in power over Martinez, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Martinez's 55%.
Sergio Martinez was the older man by 6 years, at 46 years old.
Martinez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cotto. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Sergio Martinez fought out of the southpaw stance, while Miguel Cotto was an orthodox fighter.
Martinez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 1997, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Cotto, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 82 more professional rounds, 427 to Cotto's 345.
Martinez vs Cotto form
Cotto had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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.
Hehad 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.
Martinez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.8 rounds on average.
Cotto's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Martinez vs Cotto?
Sergio Martinez was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Miguel Cotto made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.