2004-09-11 Miguel Cotto w rsc 6 Kelson Pinto, The Coliseum, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico - WBO
2004-09-11 Miguel Cotto w rsc 6 Kelson Pinto, The Coliseum, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico - WBO. Referee: Roberto Ramirez. Contesting the title left vacant when Zab Judah moved up a weight division, Cotto (140) showed himself to be a real star of the future when destroying Pinto (139). After just 15 seconds of the opener he had hurt the Brazilian with a solid left hook to the jaw and followed that up with several more during the session. The fight could not continue like that and after flooring Pinto in the second and fifth rounds with big punches, Cotto raced out for the sixth and started lashing in blows to leave his opponent sprawling on the deck. Although the Brazilian got up he was floundering, but it was only when his corner demanded that it be stopped did the referee call it off, after 32 seconds of the round.