Miguel Angel Cotto vs. Oktay Urkal

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Miguel Cotto 147 lbs beat Oktay Urkal 146 lbs by TKO at 1:01 in round 11 of 12

  • Judges scoring after round 4: (40-36), (40-36), (40-36) - all for Cotto
  • Judges scoring after round 8: (77-74), (78-73), (80-71) - all for Cotto
  • World Boxing Association Welterweight Title (1st defense of Cotto)


  • This was a mandatory defense of the WBA title.
  • Cotto suffered a cut over the left eye by an accidental headbutt in round five.
  • Urkal was deducted a point for headbutts in round seven and in round eleven, which caused Urkal's trainer Ulli Wegner to throw the towel.
  • After the fight, Wegner claimed he stopped the bout due to what he saw as unfair refereeing by Luis Pabón.
  • It was the final fight of Urkal's professional career.