Miguel Cotto | Biography
Hailed from an athletic background, with multiple figures allied to boxing, Miguel Cotto inclination towards boxing was not an unexpected move. Miguel is the first & only Puerto Rican to earn titles in four diverse weight classes. Considered among the celebrated Puerto Rican boxer alongside Carlos Ortiz, Wilfredo Gomez, Hector Camacho, Wilfred Benitez and Felix Trinidad, Miguel Cotto excels at his craft. Born Miguel Angel Cotto Vazquez on 29th of October 1980 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, Miguel Cotto spent his formative years in Caguas Puerto Rico. A number of his family members are linked with boxing, including his brother Jose Miguel Corro, late father Miguel Cotto Sr., cousin Abner Cotto and his uncle as well as former boxing instructor Evangelista Cotto.
Moving into his personal life, Miguel Cotto is a married man. He tied knot with Melissa Guzman. The couple is blessed with two adorable children. They named their daughter, Alondra Cotto and son, Miguel Cotto III. He has another child from his extra marital affair. The baby took birth in November 2006. Apart from being active boxer, he as well presides and owns a boxing promotion called “Promociones Miguel Cotto” that arranges fight cards in Puerto Rico. In the same way, he established a non-profit organization called “El Angel” that encourages physical activity as well as measures against infant fatness.
Miguel Cotto joined the Bairoa Gym as a child. There, he developed into a victorious amateur fighter, winning a number of international matches. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he represented Puerto Rico. He took part in multiple international competitions, including Junior World Championships in 1998 that held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1999, he participated in the Pan American Games held in Winnipeg, Canada. He then competed in the Boxing World Championships. He was defeated by Robertas Nomeikas. At the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, he once again represented Puerto Rico. However he was defeated by Mahamadkadir Abdullayev by points. In the initial phase of his career, he won game against former world title holder John Brown. He suffered a severe injury in 2001 that threatened his career. However he recovered and return to the matches. On 13th of September 2003, he won a match against Demetrio Ceballos at Las Vegas which made him number 1 in his division. He began the year 2004 with a victory against Victoriano Sosa, former world title contender. On 8th of April 2004, he defeated Lovemore N’dou in Las Vegas. He played as well as won a match against Brazilian Kelson Pinto for the title of the World Boxing Organization junior welterweight on 11th of September 2004. He then defeated Randall Bailey by knockout on 11th of December 2004. On 11th of June 2005, he once again faced Mohamed Abdulaev, this time as professional. He took revenge of his previous defeat by winning the match. His 3rd championship was held on 24th of September 2005 at Boardwalk Hall against Ricardo Torres. He knocked him out on the 7th round. He continued to won several matches defeating celebrated boxers such as Shane Moseley, Alfonso Gomez, Michael Jennings, Joshua Clottey, Yuri Foreman, Ricardo Mayorga, Antonia Margarito and Delvin Rodriguez to name a few. On June 7, 2014, he faced The Ring Middleweight and WBC champion Sergio Mertinez and won the title. The net worth of this legendary boxer is reported to be fifteen million dollars.
He loves to spend his free time with his family. Thirty-four years old Miguel stands 5ft 7 inch tall. He has own thirty-nine matches out of forty-three. He won thirty-two by knock-out. He is quite popular in social medias. His fans can follow him in his Facebook and Twitter pages. He continuously posts his pictures in Instagram as well. A number of websites provides close look on his personal and professional life. His detailed biography is as well available in wiki.