2006-06-10 Miguel Cotto w pts 12 Paul Malignaggi, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBO

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2006-06-10 Miguel Cotto w pts 12 Paul Malignaggi, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBO. Referee: Steve Smoger. Scorecards: 116-111, 115-112, 116-111.

Cotto handed in his belt towards the end of October after announcing that he would be meeting his fellow Puerto Rican, Carlos Quintana, to decide the vacant WBA welterweight title. Shortly after that the IBF stated that Ricardo Torres and Mike Arnaoutis would be contesting their vacant title.