Sergio Martinez vs. Miguel Cotto
Sergio Martinez 159 lbs lost to Miguel Cotto 155 lbs by RTD at 0:06 in round 10 of 12
- Date: 2014-06-07
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Judge: Guido Cavalleri 77-90
- Judge: Max DeLuca 77-90
- Referee: Michael Griffin
- Judge: Tom Schreck 77-90
- Ring Announcer: Michael Buffer
- Aired On: HBO Pay-Per-View (Main Event)
- World Boxing Council Middleweight Title (Second defense of second reign by Martinez)
- The Ring Magazine Middleweight Title (7th defense by Martinez)
- Sergio Martinez 51-2-2 (28 KOs) vs. Miguel Cotto 38-4 (31 KOs)
- Martinez entered as a 1.8-to-1 betting underdog. 
- Martinez entered as the world middleweight champion according to The Ring Magazine. Cotto was ranked as the # 3 junior middleweight contender by the same publication. 
- First bout for Cotto at middleweight. A catchweight of 159 pounds was set for this bout.
- Cotto entered with a record of 1-2 in his previous three bouts, losing world title bouts to Austin Trout (25-0) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0). His win was a third round knockout over light middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3).
- Martinez won his previous seven bouts, but was floored in his three previous fights.
- It was the ninth appearance for Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden, most for a middleweight since Emile Griffith, but only the second appearance for Martinez at MSG.
- Cotto won WBC and Ring Magazine World Middleweight titles. He's now won world titles in four different weight divisions.
- Cotto controlled action from start with speed, power and accuracy, knocking down Martinez three times in first round for a 10-6 round.
- Cotto anchored center ring and cut it off as Martinez tried to go round in circles. In one round they briefly switched this approach.
- Cotto landed damaging power shots, forcing Martinez' hands up on the defensive all night, taking him out of his usual hands down style.
- Cotto won every round except the third. In the ninth, Martinez' knee appeared to (but didn't) touch the canvas for a 10-8 Cotto round.
- Cotto stated after the bout: "The most beautiful training camp in my career." Cotto also cut Martinez over the right eye.
- Martinez said "I got hit. I was cold, and I never recovered from that. You gotta know when to win, and you gotta know when to lose."
- Martinez trainer Pablo Sarmiento on stopping the bout: "For three, four rounds before, his (Martinez') knees were not responding."