Miguel Cotto is a Puerto Rican-born professional boxer best known for holding the WBO light-middleweight title since August 2017, as well as six world championships, making him the first Puerto Rican boxer to win world titles in all four weight classes.
|Celebrated Name:||Miguel Cotto|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Birth Date:||29 October 1980|
|Birth Place:||Providence, Rhode Island, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Melissa Guzmán (m. 1998)|
|Children:||Yes (Alondra Cotto, Miguel Cotto III)|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$28 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2022|
Miguel Cotto Biography
Miguel Cotto was born in the year 1980 to their parents from Puerto Rico. His birthplace was Rhode Island, and he and his family moved to Caguas, Puerto Rico, when he was two years old.
His family includes many boxing figures, including his late father, Miguel Cotto Sr., a brother named José Miguel Cotto, a second cousin named Abner Cotto, and an uncle and former boxing coach named Evangelista Cotto.
Miguel Cotto Age, Height, Weight
Miguel Cotto was born on October 29, 1980, and is 41 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.7 meters and his weight is 69 kilograms.
Miguel Cotto began his career as a child to help people lose weight, never expecting it to become a career. Furthermore, he was taken to the Bairoa Gym in Caguas. Here, he had the potential to become a top amateur fighter.
During the early stages of his career, he defeated a previous world title contender named John Brown by decision in round ten.
He directed the score throughout the fight and scored a knockdown in round two. Cotto received scores of 100-89 twice and 100-88 once from the magistrates.
In 2001, he suffered a potentially fatal injury that jeopardized his boxing career. This was as he approached the gym at 5 a.m. He reportedly went numb and collided, injuring his limb and necessitating hospitalization.
In 2003, he defeated Demetrio Ceballos in round seven in Las Vegas with a smash. The following year, he defeated the previous world title challenger, Lovemore N’dou, by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.
Miguel Cotto Achievements and Awards
Miguel Cotto has been named the 2014 Ring Comeback of the Year. As of September 2017, he was ranked as the world’s second-best active light middleweight by BoxRec, third by The Ring magazine, and seventh by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
According to The Ring, he reached a peak pound-for-pound ranking of seventh in both 2007 and 2009.
Miguel Cotto’s Net Worth in 2022
Miguel Cotto’s net worth is estimated to be $28 million as of December 2022. He earns the majority of his money from his main career as a boxer.
Although his amateur boxing career began in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions, this boxer later earned the distinction of being the first and only Puerto Rican-based boxer to win titles in four different weight classes. He is also the current WBC and Ring World Middleweight Champion.
The boxer’s most memorable fight was in the year 2012 when he faced Floyd Money Mayweather, Jr., and this fight was by far his biggest payday, with an estimated $8 million in addition to PPV profits.
The audience for that match was a whopping 1.5 million people, making it the largest pay-per-view audience in history. The boxer’s second famous fight was against Antonio Margarito in 2011, which earned him around $5 million in addition to PPV profits.
Aside from that, this boxer had earned more than $20 million in previous fights prior to 2009, against several famous boxers such as Manny Pacquiao, Michael Jennings, and the great boxer Antonio Margarito.
Miguel Cotto is one of those boxers who is known for his distinct fighting style as well as the championship titles he holds. This boxer has a long history of notable fights and is regarded as one of the most versatile fighters in the ring.