Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez: Miguel Cotto scored four knockdowns and Wins
Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto became a four-division champion by stopping Martinez after nine rounds of one-sided action and wins the Ring Magazine and WBC middleweight championship. This is one of the historical fights when Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO) knockout Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KO) three times in the first round.
After nine rounds all three judges scored 90-70. Cotto landed 212 of 395 punches (54%) overall, and 158 of 293 (54%) power punches while Martinez landed just 100 of 322 punches (31%), and 60 of 157 (38%) power shots.
Martinez said, "I got hit early, and I was cold. I never recuperated after that,".
"You've got to know how to win, and know how to lose," he said. "If nothing else, I can only say congratulations to Miguel Cotto."