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Miguel Cotto (born October 29, 1980 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is a professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Organization Light Welterweight champion and World Boxing Association Welterweight champion. As an amateur, Cotto represented Puerto Rico in the Lightweight and Light Welterweight divisions at various international events including the 1999 Pan American Games, the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 1998 Junior World Championships where he finished second. Cotto began his professional career in 2001, and defended the WBO Junior Welterweight Championship successfully a total of six times before ascendeding to the Welterweight division, winning the WBA Welterweight Championship on his first match on this division. (more...)