2005-02-26 Miguel Cotto w rsc 5 DeMarcus Corley, Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, Bayamon, Puerto Rico - WBO
2005-02-26 Miguel Cotto w rsc 5 DeMarcus Corley, Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, Bayamon, Puerto Rico - WBO. Referee: Ismael Quinones-Falu. After having trouble making the weight, Cotto (140) started quickly as if to get his southpaw challenger out of the fight as quick as he could and Corley (137) was soon on the back foot being chased around the ring before being half-pushed over for a mandatory count. Both men were docked a point for low blows, Cotto in the second and Corley in the fourth, and in the third Corley had actually had Cotto going with a right hook to the jaw after the latter had left himself wide open. Nothing, however, was going to stop Cotto in the fifth and after stalking Corley to the ropes he twice put him down on one knee before the referee halted the contest on the 2.45 mark. Following the stoppage, Corley stated that he had gone down after ducking three straight punches to take stock and was furious at the decision of the third man.