Miguel Cotto is a professional boxer from Caguas, Puerto Rico. His birthday coincides with another famous boxer from Puerto Rico, the legendary Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez. His brother Jose Miguel Cotto is also a professional boxer, and aims to be a candidate for world champion.
Cotto was taken from the legendary Bairoa Gym in Caguas, where Juan Carazo and Alberto Mercado started and trained him. There could Miguel Cotto developed as one of the best amateur boxers, winning several international competitions and represented Puerto Rico in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. After being eliminated in the first qualifying round of the games, Cotto decided to become a professional boxer.
The best moments in Cotto’s amateur career were:
1998 Cotto finished in 2nd place as a lightweight in the World Junior Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The results were:
Defeated Kolevin Andrey (Ukraine) PTS (15-3)
Defeated Dana Laframboise (Canada) PTS (6-1)
Defeated Jasevicius Darius (Lithuania) PTS (9-5)
Lost to Anton Solopov (Russia) PTS (8-9)
Cotto competed in the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada. The results were:
Lost to Dana Laframboise (Canada) PTS (2-5)
Cotto competed in the 1999 World Championships in Houston, United States. The results were:
Lost to Robertas Nomeikas (Lithuania) PTS
2000 Cotto represented Puerto Rico as a Light Welterweight at 2000 Sydney Olympics. The results were:
Lost to Mahamadkadir Abdullayev (Uzbekistan)
Following a successful professional career Miguel Cotto had a rematch with historical Cintron, the IBF ordered him to fight a mandatory defense against the organization’s number-one contender, Joshua Clottey, Margarito whom had been previously defeated in 2006. Rather than agreeing to a rematch with Clottey, Margarito agreed to a undefeated WBA titlist fight with Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico. The Cotto-Margarito match took place on July 26, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada
Margarito won in the 11th round via TKO. Margarito lost all the early rounds, but came back with relentless pace, winning in the 11th, eventually giving him the fights of the year. At the time of the TKO Margarito was ahead by two rounds on two of the judge’s scorecards, with one judge having it even. Prior to his Fight with Shane Mosley, Margarito had a record of 37 wins, 5 Losses and 1 no contest, With 27 wins by knockout.
On December 3, 2011, Margarito was defeated by TKO in the 10th round. The fight was stopped at the start of the 10th round because Margarito’s right eye swelled shut. This Was the same eye damaged during the fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Miguel Cotto is currently on call waiting to see which opponent he’ll fight next!