2004-09-11 Miguel Cotto w rsc 6 Kelson Pinto, The Coliseum, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico - WBO

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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 before following it up with several more during the session. The fight could not continue like that, and having floored Pinto in the second and fifth rounds with big punches Cotto raced out for the sixth, lashing in blows to leave his opponent sprawling on the deck. Although the floundering Brazilian got up it was only when his corner demanded that it be stopped did the referee call it off, the finish coming 32 seconds into the round.