Record: 40-5, 33 KO
Last Fight: L-UD 12 by Canelo Alvarez, Nov 21, 2015
Weight (last fight): 153½ lbs
Next fight: James Kirkland, Feb 25, 2017
Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico is a multi-division champion, the younger brother of contender Jose Miguel Cotto and cousin of Abner Cotto.
As an amateur, Cotto represented Puerto Rico in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions at various international events including the 1999 Pan American Games, the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 1998 Junior World Championships where he won a silver medal.
Miguel Cotto is a former WBC and Ring Magazine middleweight world champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes. He previously held the WBO junior welterweight world title, the WBA welterweight world title, the WBO welterweight world title and the WBA super welterweight world title. He also represented Puerto Rico in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Cotto has competed in 24 world championship fights, compiling a record of 19-5 with 16 knockouts in those bouts. In Puerto Rico, he is hailed as a national hero and the successor of Felix "Tito" Trinidad as the island's most revered boxer. Cotto is one of the biggest gate attractions in boxing and one of the largest pay-per-view draws among active fighters.
In June 2014, Cotto made history in his first fight as a middleweight by dominating Argentine southpaw and defending WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez. He is trained by legendary Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and has fought some of the biggest names in the sport including Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.
On June 6, 2015, Cotto defended his WBC, Ring Magazine and lineal middleweight world championships against former two-time World Champion Daniel Geale at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cotto scored a thunderous knockdown early in the fourth round before finishing matters with a second knockdown midway through the round, which left Geale unable to continue.
On November 21, 2015, Cotto cemented his status as one of the biggest pay-per-view draws among active fighters in his much anticipated mega-fight against Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, despite going the distance for a twelve-round unanimous decision loss. The hard-fought bout has been dubbed as the biggest fight in the history of the famed Puerto Rico vs. Mexico boxing rivalry. The Five-Time World Champion is eager to return to the ring against James Kirkland on February 25.
Strong amateur pedigree
Good skills and movement
Accurate combination puncher
Ability to wear down opponents
Can box and slug
Cotto owns his own boxing promotional company in Puerto Rico, Miguel Cotto Promotions, and presides over his charity La Fundación El Ángel de Miguel Cotto, a non-profit organization dedicated to combatting childhood obesity.
In March 2015, Cotto and Roc Nation Sports announced that they had entered into a partnership that includes a co-promotional agreement with Miguel Cotto Promotions to promote Cotto's fights.
Major World Titles
WBO Light Welterweight
WBA Light Middleweight
Sergio Martinez (TKO 10)
Daniel Geale (TKO 4)
Antonio Margarito (TKO 9)
Joshua Clottey (W12)
Shane Mosley (W12)
Zab Judah (TKO11)
Carlos Quintana (TKO5)
Paulie Malignaggi (W12)
Ricardo Torres (KO7)
DeMarcus Corley (TKO5)
Randall Bailey (TKO6)
Carlos Maussa (TKO8)
Lovemore Ndou (W12)
UD 12 by Canelo Alvarez - 2015
UD 12 by Floyd Mayweather - 2012
TKO 12 by Manny Pacqiao - 2009
TKO 11 by Antonio Margarito - 2008 *
Represented Puerto Rico in the 2000 Olympics