In a career spanning 16 years and 9 months, Miguel Cotto fought 47 times with 41 wins and 6 losses. By his last professional fight on December 2, 2017, Cotto's boxing record stood at 41-6 (33 KO wins, 2 KO losses).
Miguel Cotto (Junito) is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. on October 29, 1980. Cotto made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 on February 23, 2001. He is a former 4-weight-class world champion. He is 42 years old, and will be turning 43 in 8 months and 28 days. Cotto is a Hall of Famer.
|Total Title Wins||7|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||16|
|Losses via KO||2|
|47||Dec 2, 2017||37||Sadam Ali||Loss||UD|
|46||Aug 26, 2017||36||Yoshihiro Kamegai||Win||UD|
|45||Nov 21, 2015||35||Canelo Álvarez||Loss||UD|
|44||Jun 6, 2015||34||Daniel Geale||Win||TKO4|
|43||Jun 7, 2014||33||Sergio Martínez||Win||RTD10|
|42||Oct 5, 2013||32||Delvin Rodríguez||Win||TKO3|
|41||Dec 1, 2012||32||Austin Trout||Loss||UD|
|40||May 5, 2012||31||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Loss||UD|
|39||Dec 3, 2011||31||Antonio Margarito||Win||RTD9|
|38||Mar 12, 2011||30||Ricardo Mayorga||Win||TKO12|
|37||Jun 5, 2010||29||Yuri Foreman||Win||TKO9|
|36||Nov 14, 2009||29||Manny Pacquiao||Loss||TKO12|
|35||Jun 13, 2009||28||Joshua Clottey||Win||SD|
|34||Feb 21, 2009||28||Michael Jennings||Win||TKO5|
|33||Jul 26, 2008||27||Antonio Margarito||Loss||TKO11|
|32||Apr 12, 2008||27||Alfonso Gómez||Win||RTD5|
|31||Nov 10, 2007||27||Shane Mosley||Win||UD|
|30||Jun 9, 2007||26||Zab Judah||Win||TKO11|
|29||Mar 3, 2007||26||Oktay Urkal||Win||TKO11|
|28||Dec 2, 2006||26||Carlos Quintana||Win||RTD5|
|27||Jun 10, 2006||25||Paulie Malignaggi||Win||UD|
|26||Mar 4, 2006||25||Gianluca Branco||Win||TKO8|
|25||Sep 24, 2005||24||Ricardo Torres||Win||KO7|
|24||Jun 11, 2005||24||Muhammad Abdullaev||Win||TKO9|
|23||Feb 26, 2005||24||DeMarcus Corley||Win||TKO5|
|22||Dec 11, 2004||24||Randall Bailey||Win||TKO6|
|21||Sep 11, 2004||23||Kelson Pinto||Win||TKO6|
|20||May 8, 2004||23||Lovemore N'dou||Win||UD|
|19||Feb 28, 2004||23||Victoriano Sosa||Win||TKO4|
|18||Dec 6, 2003||23||Carlos Maussa||Win||TKO8|
|17||Sep 13, 2003||22||Demetrio Ceballos||Win||TKO7|
|16||Jun 28, 2003||22||Rocky Martinez||Win||KO2|
|15||Apr 19, 2003||22||Joel Perez||Win||KO4|
|14||Feb 1, 2003||22||César Bazán||Win||TKO11|
|13||Nov 22, 2002||22||Ubaldo Hernandez||Win||KO7|
|12||Sep 14, 2002||21||John Brown||Win||UD|
|11||Jul 30, 2002||21||Carlos Alberto Ramirez||Win||KO3|
|10||Jun 22, 2002||21||Justin Juuko||Win||TKO5|
|9||May 3, 2002||21||Juan Angel Macias||Win||TKO7|
|8||Mar 1, 2002||21||Sammy Sparkman||Win||TKO2|
|7||Jan 11, 2002||21||Joshua Smith||Win||TKO2|
|6||Jul 28, 2001||20||Arturo Rodríguez||Win||KO2|
|5||Jul 1, 2001||20||Rudolfo Lunsford||Win||TKO4|
|4||May 20, 2001||20||Martin Ramirez||Win||UD|
|3||Apr 28, 2001||20||Waklimi Young||Win||UD|
|2||Mar 30, 2001||20||Jacob Godinez||Win||TKO2|
|1||Feb 23, 2001||20||Jason Doucet||Win||TKO1|
Miguel Cotto's professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 2001 to 2017.
Cotto made his 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.
Cotto 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 4 weight classes. For all the details about Cotto's world title wins and defenses refer to "Miguel Cotto World Titles".
Miguel Cotto had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career — all of them in title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Antonio Margarito via 11th round TKO on July 26, 2008, which ended his 32-fight win streak. He has been stopped two times and lost four times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Miguel Cotto's losses".
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 5 years, 1 month, and 30 days since this fight.
Cotto retired from professional boxing with a record of 41-6, which included 33 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 7 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2022.
Miguel Cotto fought a total of 47 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.
A 23-year old Miguel Cotto (20-0, 16 KO) had his first world title fight against Kelson Pinto for the vacant WBO super-lightweight belt.Cotto defeated Pinto via 6th round TKO to win the vacant WBO super-lightweight title.
A 24-year old Miguel Cotto (21-0, 17 KO) faced Randall Bailey, who was 30 years old with a record of 28-4 in a super-lightweight title defense fight. Bailey was on a one-fight win streak with 27 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage over Cotto.
Cotto defeated Bailey via 6th round TKO to retain the WBO super-lightweight title.
A 24-year old Miguel Cotto (22-0, 18 KO) faced DeMarcus Corley, who was 30 years old with a record of 29-3-1 in a super-lightweight title defense fight. Corley was on a one-fight win streak with 16 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Corley had a 8 cm reach advantage over Cotto.
Cotto defeated Corley via 5th round TKO to retain the WBO super-lightweight title.
A 26-year old Miguel Cotto (29-0, 24 KO) faced Zab Judah, who was 29 years old with a record of 34-4 in a welterweight title defense fight. Judah was on a two-fight losing streak, and was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 13 cm reach advantage over Cotto.
Cotto defeated Judah via 11th round TKO to retain the WBA welterweight title.
A 27-year old Miguel Cotto (30-0, 25 KO) faced Shane Mosley, who was 36 years old with a record of 44-4 in a welterweight title defense fight. Mosley was on a five-fight win streak with 37 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage over Cotto.
Cotto defeated Mosley via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the WBA welterweight title.
In a rematch, a 31-year old Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29 KO) faced Antonio Margarito, who was now 33 years old with a record of 38-7 in a super-welterweight title defense fight. Margarito was on a one-fight losing streak, and was the taller of the two by 10 cms and also had a 15 cm reach advantage over Cotto.
Cotto defeated Margarito via 9th round RTD to retain the WBA (Super) super-welterweight title.
A 32-year old Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KO) faced Delvin Rodríguez, who was 33 years old with a record of 28-6-3. Rodríguez was on a two-fight win streak with 16 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 13 cms and also had a 15 cm reach advantage over Cotto.
Cotto defeated Rodriguez via 3rd round TKO.
A 33-year old Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KO) faced Sergio Martínez, who was 39 years old with a record of 51-2-2. Martínez was on a seven-fight win streak with 28 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 15 cm reach advantage over Cotto.
Cotto defeated Martínez via 10th round RTD to win the WBC and Ring Magazine middleweight titles.
A 34-year old Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO) faced Daniel Geale, who was 34 years old with a record of 31-3 in a middleweight title defense fight. Geale was on a one-fight win streak with 16 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage over Cotto.
Cotto defeated Geale via 4th round TKO to retain the WBC and Ring Magazine middleweight titles.
Some of Cotto's best wins were against Sergio Martínez, Daniel Geale, Zab Judah, Antonio Margarito, DeMarcus Corley, Delvin Rodríguez, and Shane Mosley.
Cotto knocked out 33 of his 47 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 70.2%. Of his total 41 wins, 33 of them were via KO (80.5%).
Cotto had 6 losses. Sadam Ali, Canelo Álvarez, Austin Trout, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao are some of the boxers who have beaten Cotto.