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Cotto vs. Malignaggi: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Miguel Cotto (Junito) defends his WBO super-lightweight title against Paulie Malignaggi (Magic Man). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

Feb 23, 2001
22 (84.6%)
170 cm
170 cm
0 cm
Mar 4, 2006
3m, 6d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Jul 7, 2001
5 (23.8%)
173 cm
178 cm
5 cm
Feb 10, 2006
Saturday, 10 Jun 2006
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
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Miguel Cotto vs. Paulie Malignaggi


This fight between Miguel Cotto and Paulie Malignaggi took place on at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 173 cm, Paulie Malignaggi is the taller of the two by 3 cms; Miguel Cotto is 170 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 178 cm, Malignaggi also has a good reach advantage of 8 cms over Cotto's 170 cm. On top of that, Malignaggi also has a 5 cm ape index advantage over Cotto.

Cotto is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 26-0 (22 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 6 days ago against Gianluca Branco, which he won via 8th round TKO.

Gianluca Branco's boxing career

Malignaggi also comes in with an undefeated record of 21-0 (5 KOs). His last fight was 4 months ago against Donald Camarena, which he won via 10 round unanimous decision.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Cotto will be 25 years and 7 months old. Malignaggi will be 25 years and 6 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 64-36 in favor of Miguel Cotto. Here is the prediction for Cotto vs Malignaggi.

Miguel Cotto is the likely winner of the fight. Unless Paulie Malignaggi puts on a truly exceptional performance, it is going to be hard for him to win this fight.


Miguel Cotto defeated Paulie Malignaggi via 12 round UD to retain the WBO super-lightweight title. Malignaggi's undefeated record of 21 wins comes to an end, and Cotto advances his win streak to 27. Cotto is now 27-0, and Malignaggi 21-1.

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