One More Fight
Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez, the only Puerto Rican fighter to win world titles in four weight divisions (junior welterweight, welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight), is a national symbol of strength and endurance for his country. After representing Puerto Rico as an amateur in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions at various international events including the Pan American Games, the Olympics and the Junior World Championship, he began his professional career in 2001.
“Miguel Cotto is a legend who is still fighting for title belts more than a dozen years after first being crowned a world champion. It’s remarkable,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Oscar De La Hoya.
Seven years and 33 fights later, he suffered his first defeat in a very controversial encounter with Mexico’s Antonio Margarito, whom he defeated in the 2011 rematch. Matches with boxing stars like Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Álvarez led this versatile boxer to his 46th battle and most recent victory against Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai this past summer. Although there are rumors about him ending his fighting career with one last fight later this year, we hope there’s much more Cotto greatness to come!
BORN: 1980 | Providence, RI | HEIGHT: 5’ 7” | WEIGHT: 152 LBS.
REACH: 67” | DIVISION: Jr Middleweight | RECORD: 41/5; 33 KO