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Miguel Cotto Record

Total Fights47
Title Wins7
Title Defenses14
Title-Fight KOs16
KO Wins33
KO Losses2
Miguel Cotto Record & Stats
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      What is Miguel Cotto's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and nine months, Miguel Cotto fought 47 times with 41 wins and 6 losses.

      Cotto retired from professional boxing with a record of 41-6, which included seven world-title wins and 14 successful title defense fights at four weight classes — super-lightweight, welterweight, super-welterweight, and middleweight. He had a 70.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 33 of his total 47 fights being knockout wins, 16 of which were in title fights. Cotto lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Sadam Ali on December 2, 2017. Cotto lost the super-welterweight WBO title to Ali in this fight.

      Some of Cotto's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Shane Mosley, Sergio Martínez, Zab Judah, Antonio Margarito, Daniel Geale, DeMarcus Corley, and Yuri Foreman.

      47Dec 2, 201737Sadam AliLoss *UD
      46Aug 26, 201736Yoshihiro KamegaiWin *UD
      45Nov 21, 201535Canelo ÁlvarezLoss *UD
      44Jun 6, 201534Daniel GealeWin *TKO4
      43Jun 7, 201433Sergio MartínezWin *RTD10
      42Oct 5, 201332Delvin RodríguezWinTKO3
      41Dec 1, 201232Austin TroutLoss *UD
      40May 5, 201231Floyd Mayweather Jr.Loss *UD
      39Dec 3, 201131Antonio MargaritoWin *RTD9
      38Mar 12, 201130Ricardo MayorgaWin *TKO12
      37Jun 5, 201029Yuri ForemanWin *TKO9
      36Nov 14, 200929Manny PacquiaoLoss *TKO12
      35Jun 13, 200928Joshua ClotteyWin *SD
      34Feb 21, 200928Michael JenningsWin *TKO5
      33Jul 26, 200827Antonio MargaritoLoss *TKO11
      32Apr 12, 200827Alfonso GómezWin *RTD5
      31Nov 10, 200727Shane MosleyWin *UD
      30Jun 9, 200726Zab JudahWin *TKO11
      29Mar 3, 200726Oktay UrkalWin *TKO11
      28Dec 2, 200626Carlos QuintanaWin *RTD5
      27Jun 10, 200625Paulie MalignaggiWin *UD
      26Mar 4, 200625Gianluca BrancoWin *TKO8
      25Sep 24, 200524Ricardo TorresWin *KO7
      24Jun 11, 200524Muhammad AbdullaevWin *TKO9
      23Feb 26, 200524DeMarcus CorleyWin *TKO5
      22Dec 11, 200424Randall BaileyWin *TKO6
      21Sep 11, 200423Kelson PintoWin *TKO6
      20May 8, 200423Lovemore N'douWinUD
      19Feb 28, 200423Victoriano SosaWinTKO4
      18Dec 6, 200323Carlos MaussaWinTKO8
      17Sep 13, 200322Demetrio CeballosWinTKO7
      16Jun 28, 200322Rocky MartinezWinKO2
      15Apr 19, 200322Joel PerezWinKO4
      14Feb 1, 200322César BazánWinTKO11
      13Nov 22, 200222Ubaldo HernandezWinKO7
      12Sep 14, 200221John BrownWinUD
      11Jul 30, 200221Carlos Alberto RamirezWinKO3
      10Jun 22, 200221Justin JuukoWinTKO5
      9May 3, 200221Juan Angel MaciasWinTKO7
      8Mar 1, 200221Sammy SparkmanWinTKO2
      7Jan 11, 200221Joshua SmithWinTKO2
      6Jul 28, 200120Arturo RodríguezWinKO2
      5Jul 1, 200120Rudolfo LunsfordWinTKO4
      4May 20, 200120Martin RamirezWinUD
      3Apr 28, 200120Waklimi YoungWinUD
      2Mar 30, 200120Jacob GodinezWinTKO2
      1Feb 23, 200120Jason DoucetWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Miguel Cotto (Junito) is a 43-year old retired Puerto Rican professional boxer. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. on October 29, 1980. He is a former four-weight-class world champion. Cotto was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2022. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 2001 to 2017.

      Cotto made his professional boxing debut against Jason Doucet at the age of 20 on February 23, 2001, defeating Doucet via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 31 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 25 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on September 11, 2004 after 20 professional fights, against Kelson Pinto for the super-lightweight WBO (vacant) title. He defeated Pinto via 6th round TKO to become the super-lightweight champion of the world.

      Cotto has won seven world titles at four weight classes. For all the details about Cotto's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Cotto had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a super-welterweight title defense bout against American boxer Sadam Ali on December 2, 2017. Cotto lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision — and lost his WBO title. It's been 6 years, 5 months, and 22 days since this fight.


      Cotto had a total of 26 world-title fights, which includes winning seven world titles and 14 successful title defenses. He won 20 of these fights and lost six.

      Title Wins

      Miguel Cotto fought for world titles in seven fights and won six of these fights, five of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won seven belts across four weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Aug 26, 2017Yoshihiro KamegaiSuper-welterweightWBO*UD
      Jun 7, 2014Sergio MartínezMiddleweightWBC, The RingRTD
      Jun 5, 2010Yuri ForemanSuper-welterweightWBATKO
      Feb 21, 2009Michael JenningsWelterweightWBO*TKO
      Dec 2, 2006Carlos QuintanaWelterweightWBA*RTD
      Sep 11, 2004Kelson PintoSuper-lightweightWBO*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Miguel Cotto had 19 world-title defense fights across four weight classes — super-lightweight (x6), welterweight (x7), super-welterweight (x4), and middleweight (x2). He won 14 of them and lost five times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jun 6, 2015Daniel GealeMiddleweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Dec 3, 2011Antonio MargaritoSuper-welterweightWBA (Super)RTD
      Mar 12, 2011Ricardo MayorgaSuper-welterweightWBA (Super)TKO
      Jun 13, 2009Joshua ClotteyWelterweightWBOSD
      Apr 12, 2008Alfonso GómezWelterweightWBARTD
      Nov 10, 2007Shane MosleyWelterweightWBAUD
      Jun 9, 2007Zab JudahWelterweightWBATKO
      Mar 3, 2007Oktay UrkalWelterweightWBATKO
      Jun 10, 2006Paulie MalignaggiSuper-lightweightWBOUD
      Mar 4, 2006Gianluca BrancoSuper-lightweightWBOTKO
      Sep 24, 2005Ricardo TorresSuper-lightweightWBOKO
      Jun 11, 2005Muhammad AbdullaevSuper-lightweightWBOTKO
      Feb 26, 2005DeMarcus CorleySuper-lightweightWBOTKO
      Dec 11, 2004Randall BaileySuper-lightweightWBOTKO

      Title Losses

      Miguel Cotto lost five world-title defense fights, and lost a total of five titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Dec 2, 2017Sadam AliSuper-welterweightWBOUD
      Nov 21, 2015Canelo ÁlvarezMiddleweightThe RingUD
      May 5, 2012Floyd Mayweather Jr.Super-welterweightWBA (Super)UD
      Nov 14, 2009Manny PacquiaoWelterweightWBOTKO
      Jul 26, 2008Antonio MargaritoWelterweightWBATKO


      Cotto fought a total of 47 times during his professional career, which includes 26 world-title fights at four weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 11, 2004: Cotto wins his first world title by defeating Kelson Pinto via 6th round TKO. He is now the WBO super-lightweight world champion.

      • February 26, 2005: Cotto successfully defends the WBO super-lightweight title against DeMarcus Corley, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • June 9, 2007: Cotto successfully defends the WBA welterweight title against Zab Judah, winning the fight via 11th round TKO.

      • June 5, 2010: Cotto wins the WBA super-welterweight title from Yuri Foreman, by beating Foreman via 9th round TKO.

      • December 3, 2011: Cotto successfully defends the WBA (Super) super-welterweight title against Antonio Margarito, winning the fight via 9th round RTD.

      • June 7, 2014: Cotto wins the WBC and The Ring middleweight titles from Sergio Martínez, by beating Martínez via 10th round RTD.

      • June 6, 2015: Cotto successfully defends the WBC and The Ring middleweight titles against Daniel Geale, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.


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