Miguel Cotto

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Name: Miguel Cotto
Alias: Junito
Birth Name: Miguel Angel Cotto
Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 170cm
Reach: 170cm
Promoter: Record
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainers: Evangelista Cotto (2001-2009), Joe Santiago (2009), Emanuel Steward (2010-2011), Pedro Luis Diaz (2011-2012), Freddie Roach (2013-2017)
Promoters: Golden Boy Promotions (-2017), Promociones Miguel Cotto (-2017)
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Amateur Career

Cotto (right) vs. Muhammad Abdullaev at the 2000 Olympics
  • He started boxing when he was 11.
  • Amateur record: 125-23
  • 1993 Lost to future minimumweight and light flyweight champion Ivan Calderon on points (2-3).
  • 1997 Lightweight Gold Medalist at the Pan American Championships in Medellin, Colombia. Results:
  • 1998 Lightweight Silver Medalist at the Pan American Junior Championships in Toluca, Mexico. Results:
  • 1998 Lightweight Silver Medalist at the World Junior Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Results:
  • 1998 Lightweight Silver Medalist at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Results:
  • 1999 Competed as a lightweight at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada. Results:
  • 1999 Competed as a light welterweight at the World Championships in Houston, USA. Results:
  • 2000 Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Caracas, Venezuela. Results:
  • 2000 Represented Puerto Rico as a light welterweight at 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Result was:

Professional Career

Cotto (left) vs. Sergio Martinez in 2014
  • Held the WBO junior welterweight title from 2004 to 2006 and successfully defended it six times. In his third title defense, Cotto stopped Muhammad Abdullaev in nine rounds to avenge his Olympic loss.
  • Held the WBA welterweight title from 2006 to 2008 and successfully defended it four times.
  • Cotto was 12-0 (10 KO) in his first 12 world title fights.
  • Knocked out 3 of his former amateur opponents. Kelvin Pinto (TKO 6) who had beaten him twice in the amateurs, Ricardo Torres (KO 7) who Cotto had outpointed in 2000 and Muhammad Abdullaev (TKO 9) who had outpointed him in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
  • Held the WBO welterweight title in 2009 and successfully defended it once.
  • Won the WBA super welterweight title in 2010 and was soon afterwards upgraded to Super champion. He held the Super title until 2012 and successfully defended it twice.
  • Won the WBC and Ring middleweight titles in 2014, becoming the first Puerto Rican boxer to win world titles in four weight divisions.
  • Has defeated 20 opponents (16 by KO) for the world title.
    • 2 opponents (2 by KO) for the World Middleweight Title.
    • 4 opponents (3 by KO) for the World Light Middleweight Title.
    • 7 opponents (5 by KO) for the World Welterweight Title.
    • 7 opponents (6 by KO) for the World Light Welterweight Title.
  • Has a record of 20-6 (16 KOs) in world title fights.
  • Has a record of 16-6 (12 KOs) against former, current and future world titlists.

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBC International super lightweight title (2003-2004)
  • WBO NABO junior welterweight title (2003)
  • WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title (2004)
  • WBB interim light middleweight title (2011)

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Preceded by:
Zab Judah
Vacated
WBO Light Welterweight Champion
2004 Sep 11 – 2006 Oct 27
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Ricardo Torres
Preceded by:
Ricky Hatton
Vacated
WBA Welterweight Champion
2006 Dec 2 – 2008 Jul 26
Succeeded by:
Antonio Margarito
Preceded by:
Paul Williams
Vacated
WBO Welterweight Champion
2009 Feb 21 – 2009 Nov 14
Succeeded by:
Manny Pacquiao
Preceded by:
Yuri Foreman
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
2010 Jun 5 – 2010
Upgraded to Super Champion
2010 – 2012 May 5
Succeeded by:
Austin Trout
Regular Champion
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Super Champion
Preceded by:
Sergio Gabriel Martinez
WBC Middleweight Champion
2014 Jun 7 – 2015 Nov 17
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Saul Alvarez
Preceded by:
Saul Alvarez
Vacated
WBO Light Middleweight Champion
2017 Aug 2 – 2017 Dec 2
Succeeded by:
Sadam Ali