Pacquiao laid waste to Margarito. "We are so delighted in playing a significant role in Antonio Margarito's career considering the (hand-wrap) incident which happened to him in California," Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said. He gave up his title in order to challenge Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto for his version of the 147-pound crown. He has won 41 of his 46 fights so far - 33 of them by knockout thanks to the natural punching power he possessed. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Bryan Perez, Cotto’s close friend, said in 2015 to Lance Pugmire from the LA Times, “His father taught him to grow through pain, be himself and strong through adversity. He fought ‘WBC,’ ‘The Ring’ and lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez from Argentina on June 7, 2014, for all three titles, at the ‘Madison Square Garden.’ He won the unified ‘WBC,’ ‘The Ring,’ and lineal middleweight titles and with this, became the first boxer from Puerto Rico to become a “quadruple champion.”. Margarito made seven title defenses, including a second-round knockout victory against former titlist Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis, a decision against Joshua Clottey and a fifth-round knockout of Kermit Cintron. NO EXCUSES. Margarito lost his belt to Paul Williams on a decision in 2007 in a hellacious fight, but two bouts later he met Cintron, who had won a world title, in a rematch. Cotto, 36, has held world titles six times across four weight divisions and established himself as one of the sport's toughest fighters. But Margarito felt he would not be ready and walked away, even though a victory would have set him up for a possible big-money fight against middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the fall. Bob, I thank you for helping me fulfill those dreams.". Cotto has never cared much for publicity or the glamorization of what comes before and after the fight. He successfully defended his ‘WBO’ welterweight title against Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clottey at the ‘Madison Square Garden,’ on June 13, 2009, but lost it to Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines on November 14 that year, at the ‘MGM Grand Garden Arena.’ Then, after being engulfed in the hand-wrap scandal in 2009, many questioned if he had regularly fought with loaded wraps and was derisively called "Margacheato" by many. Boxing is a lonely sport. View our online Press Pack. Miguel Cotto is one of the most accomplished Puerto Rican boxers of all time, winning world titles in four weight classes during his 17-year pro career. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Miguel Cotto is a former Puerto Rican professional boxer, who emerged as the first boxer from his homeland to become a “quadruple champion.” Belonging to a family of boxers, Miguel represented Puerto Rico as an amateur in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions at various international events.
He not only thrived to retain that title, fighting against Rocky Martinez, but also won the vacant ‘WBO–NABO’ light welterweight title on June 28 that year, at the ‘Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez,’ Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He won the silver medal in lightweight at the 18th ‘Central American and Caribbean Games’ held in in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in August 1998.He also won the silver medal in lightweight at the ‘Junior World Boxing Championships’ held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 1998. He wants to honor what his dad taught him.". Miguel Cotto. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. “The truth is that my kids are not kids anymore. He succeeded in defending the title four times. He was also beaten once by Margarito, while his other defeats came at the hands of American Floyd Mayweather, Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. "But I didn't want to get over myself and get caught with a shot. He not only thrived to retain that title, fighting against Rocky Martinez, but also won the vacant ‘WBO–NABO’ light welterweight title on June 28 that year, at the ‘Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez,’ Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
In 2008 at the MGM Grand, he suffered his first loss as a pro to Antonio Margarito. He won a silver medal in the lightweight division of the 1998 ‘Junior World Championships.’ He became a professional boxer by 2001. He beat Brazilian boxer Kelson Pinto, whom he had faced twice in amateur encounters, on September 11, 2004, to win the vacant WBO light welterweight title at the ‘José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum,’ San Juan, Puerto Rico. "We were able to continue to get fights for Antonio, which has insured his financial security. Who will come out on top?
He won the ‘World Boxing Organization’ (WBO) light welterweight title in 2004 and thrived to retain it six times before vacating it and moving up in weight and winning the ‘World Boxing Association’ (WBA) welterweight title in 2006. Later that year he suffered a narrow loss to Canelo Alvarez. "I want to take this opportunity to thank (wife) Michelle and my family for their support, encouragement, and most of all, their love," Margarito said. Early in his career Cotto defeated former world title contender John Brown by decision in the tenth round. A six-time world champion in four different weight divisions, Cotto vowed he would stick by his decision to retire. Margarito, who took a severe beating from Miguel Cotto in a 10th-round knockout loss in their grudge rematch in December, had been scheduled to return May 26 on a Top Rank card in a middleweight bout against Abel Perry. Height: 5'7 Cotto then moved to the light middleweight division and won the ‘WBA’ light middleweight title, beating the reigning champion Yuri Foreman from Israel, on June 5, 2010, at the ‘Yankee Stadium’ in New York City. Can Tyson KO Jones? ‘These have been really hard times, so we, as a country, have to face them with courage,” Cotto says. Pro Boxing Am Boxing All Sports promoter 41: 6: 0: 33 KOs 2 KOs; Pro Boxing : bouts: 47: rounds: 345: KOs: 70.21%: status: inactive career ... Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey W. TKO vacant World Boxing Organisation World Super Light Title. He has another child - a daughter from his previous relationship - who was born in November 2006. That year, he faced a severe accident while driving his car to the gymnasium, resulting in a broken arm. "He is a first-ballot hall of famer - a true legend in Puerto Rico, New York and beyond; and a true credit to the sport of boxing. In a later fight, Margarito was caught with plaster wraps in his gloves, therefore questioning the validity of the encounter. I dreamt of giving my family a better life.
Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. However, Margarito (38-8, 27 KOs) withdrew from the fight because of an Achilles injury, hoping to instead be ready for the fight in July. He was born on October 29, 1980, in Providence, Rhode Island, US, to Miguel Cotto Sr. and Juana Vasquez. Without you, there would be no Antonio Margarito.". Status: Retired (2001-2017) Weight: -Division World Champion. After a close ninth, Ali was in control in the 10th. The judges gave Cotto scores of 100–89, 100–89, and 100–88. After the fight, Max Kellerman asked him what his opinion of Margarito is now after this win and their tumultuous past.
Margarito served a 16-month suspension before returning to fight in May 2010 in Mexico, where he was welcomed, despite not being licensed in the United States.
Can Kell Brook upset Terence Crawford? It was Cotto's 10th fight at the famed Manhattan arena. He could retain his ‘WBC,’ ‘The Ring,’ and lineal middleweight titles, fighting against Australian boxer Daniel Geale, on June 6, 2015, but lost ‘The Ring’ and lineal middleweight titles on November 21that year, to Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.
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