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There are many people who set an example in Florida, but one who truly made a movement is Miguel Cotto. Miguel was the first and only Puerto Rican boxer to win titles in four different weight classes. Miguel has set many examples in his career, but the ones to notice is that dedication and hard work doesn't just bring you where you want to be, but it can also help you be one of the best. Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez, born October 28, 1980 (34) is a 5,7" professional boxer. He is known for winning his four titles in four different weight classes (Middleweight, Light middleweight, Welterweight, Light welterweight). He represented Puerto Rico in lightweight and light welterweight. His current career record is, Total fight 44, Win 40, Wins by …show more content…
He started off at a young age by going to a gym in Caguas called Bairoa Gym. From training there he was able to go to international competitions which led for him to represent Puerto Rico in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. After being eliminated in the Sydney in the first classified fight he didn't just quit, he kept going and decided to become professional, which made him the man he is known for today. Before his professional career he traveled the world and entered in tournaments all over the place. He went to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 1998 Junior World Championships where he was placed in second, as well as in 1999, Cotto competed in the Pan American Games that took place in Winnipeg, Canada, and then finished off in the Boxing World Championships in Houston, Texas. His amateur career was 125-23. Miguel Cotto a.k.a "Junito" is the first and only Puerto Rican to have four titles in four different weight classes. He had an astonishing amateur career which also led to his almost perfect professional career. Cotto is rated 8th best boxer in the world above Juan Marquez and below Manny Pacquiao. Cotto has set an example to people all over the world and made a movement in Florida to all latinos because he showed that race is nothing and you can become anything you want just by putting work and never giving up even if you hit rock

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