Professional Record: 41-5, 33 KOs
Current Belt: WBO World Super Welterweight
Previous Belts: WBC World Middleweight Title, WBO Junior Welterweight, WBA Welterweight, WBO Welterweight, WBA Super Welterweight, WBC Middleweight
Date of Birth: 34 October 29th, 1980
Residences: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
At the age of 34, Miguel is a 14-year pro. The reigning WBC Middleweight world champion and four weight divisions champion, is a former WBA Super Welterweight world champion, former WBO and WBA Welterweight world champion, and former WBO Junior Welterweight world champion.
Miguel made history for his country by winning his fifth world championship belt and becoming the first Puerto Rican to win a world title in a fourth weight class division, having a convincing victory over undisputed Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on Saturday June 7, 2014 at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.
Miguel is a veteran of 21 world championship fights – all in consecutive bouts beginning when he won his first world title on September 11, 2004, and continuing until December 1, 2012.
He was one of the greatest amateurs in Puerto Rico’s history, and as a professional has been his homeland’s biggest star and attraction at the gate for several years – the successor to Felix Trinidad. He is also one of the biggest pay-per-view draws among active fighters.
Miguel lost to Canelo Alvarez by decision in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Manadalay Bay Casino and Resort in 2015. Nine months later, he dominated in a war of a fight against tough opponent, Yoshihiro Kamegai, winning by UD. It was an intense 12 rounds where Kamegai just kept coming forward, taking abuse from Cotto’s skill, power, speed, and combinations. He announced his retirement after his upcoming fight on December 12, 2017 against Sadam Ali. The fight will be at MSG and it will be his first time defending the WBO World Super Welterweight Title.