Miguel Angel Cotto Vazquez, best called Miguel Cotto, is a very skilled Boxer from Puerto-Rico. He’s the very first Puerto-Rican boxer to win the world titles in four totally different weight categories. He’s ranking fourth within the world best middle-weight by Transnational Boxing Ranking Board (TBRB). Miguel is also known as Junito.
Miguel Cotto aka Junito was born on 29th October 1980, in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. The family went to Puerto Rico before he turned two years old. Miguel Cotto belongs to the family of boxing background. His late father, Miguel Cotto Sr., his brother Jose Miguel Cotto and cousin Abner Cotto are all associated with boxing.
His uncle Evangelista Cotto was a former boxing trainer. Therefore, Miguel started his career in boxing and that is not a surprising move. Miguel Cotto started boxing since he was a baby. He was trained in Bairoa athletic facility in Caguas where he developed himself as an amateur fighter. There is no information regarding his educational career.
Miguel joined the Bairoa gymnasium initially at the age of 11, to lose his weight. In 1993, once he was 12, he fought against Ivan Calderon and lost the match, however, they became nice friends. Later in 1997, he participated in amateur matches where he won a gold medal at 1997 Pan Am games (Colombia), Silver medal at 1998 World Juniors (Argentina), and 4 American national titles back to back from 1997-2000. He had a very successful amateur career. He turned professional in 2001 fighting with Bob Arum.
Miguel Cotto participated in six professional matches and his career nearly ended when he fell asleep on driving and crashed the car into a concrete wall. He broke his arm and the shoulder at four places and still has 6 inches titanium rod placed in his right arm. Miguel won his initial world champion in Sep 2004 for WBO light-weight welter beating Brazilian banger Kelson Pinto who defeated him a couple of times during his amateur career. In 2014, he became the very first Puerto Rican to win four separate weight title divisions. Miguel has won 19 out of his 23 world matches. His matches are the pay-per-view events.
How much is Miguel Cotto Net Worth in 2017
Still being a full of time boxer, Miguel Cotto is the owner of boxing promotion named “Promociones Miguel Cotto” that organizes fight cards in Puerto RICO. He’s the founding father of “El Angel” which is a non-profit organization promoting physical activity and measures of infant obesity. Miguel is a wealthy person. He’s paid a decent pay and has a net worth of $37 million US dollars as of 2017.
Miguel married his sweetheart Melissa Guzman in 1998. Before marriage, they dated for a while. They have two children a daughter and a son named Alondra Cotto and Miguel Cotto III. Boxer Miguel Cotto is active on social sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook where he’s gaining a lot of followers day by day. Having been the boxing icon, he’s idolised and respected for his talent globally.