Miguel Cotto - CompuBox Reviews Personal Bests and Opponents

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Is Miguel Cotto saving his best for last?  The 37 yr. old Cotto landed 251 power punches in his decision win over Kamegai in August, tying a career best that he established 14 1/2 years earlier in a tko win over former champ Cesar Bazan.  Cotto also threw a career high 839 punches vs. Kamegai, nearly 100 more than he let fly vs. Lovemore Ndou 13 years earlier.  Cotto's 339 landed punches vs. Kamegai ranks #2 all time for Miguel. 

Taking full advantage of Sergio Martinez's lack of mobility, Cotto landed a career best 54% of his total punches  & 53% of his jabs en route to a KO win over the Argentinian. 

Cotto took his lumps as well, as a prime Manny Pacquiao landed 336 total punches (28 per round) and 276 power shots (23 per round- most by a Cotto opponent), while Margarito landed 22 power shots per round with suspect gloves. 

Floyd Mayweather said the Cotto was probably his toughest fight, and the numbers bear this out: Mayweather landed just 26% of his total punches vs. Cotto (Mayweather landed 44% in his career) and just 34% of his power shots (52% for his career).

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Here's a look at Cotto's (and his opponents) top statistical performances:

Most Punches Thrown in a Fight

839- W 12 Y. Kamegai
 755- W 12 L. Ndou
754- KO 11 C. Bazan
723-  W 12 J. Clottey
683- KO 11 Z. Judah

13 yrs. later Cotto threw nearly 100 more punches vs. Kamegai than he did vs. Ndou.

Most Power Punches Landed in a Fight

251- W 12 Y. Kamegai
251- KO 11 C. Bazan
214- KO 11 Z. Judah
179-KO by 11 Margarito I
169-W 12 P. Malignaggi

Cotto tied a career-high-- 14 1/2 years after Bazan fight

Most Punches Landed in a Fight

371- KO 11 C. Bazan
339- W 12 Y. Kamegai
292- KO 11 Z. Judah
280-KO by 11 Margarito I
248- W 12 S. Mosley

Cotto landed 28 per round vs. the absorbent Kamegai.  Ex-champ Bazan provided invaluable experience to young Cotto

Highest Connect Pct. in a Fight

54%- KO 10 Ser. Martinez
51%- KO 8 Alfon. Gomez
50%- KO 5 M. Jennings
50%- KO 3 Del. Rodriguez
49%- KO 11 C. Bazan
30%- CompuBox Avg.

Cotto took full advantage of Sergio's lack of mobility

Highest Jab Conn. Pct. in a Fight

53%-KO 10 Ser. Martinez
50%-KO 11 C. Bazan
45%-KO 5 M. Jennings
40%-KO 8 Alf. Gomez
40%-KO 7 Ric. Torres
21%- CompuBox Avg.

Highest Power Conn. Pct. in a Fight

59%- KO 8 Al. Gomez
54%-KO 3 Del. Rodriguez
54%- KO 10 Ser.  Martinez
54%-KO 11 O. Urkal
54%- KO 3 M.  Jennings
37%- Compubox Avg.

Opponent- Most Punches Landed in a Fight

336- KO by 12 M. Pacquiao
267-KO by 11 A. Margarito I
248- W 12 S. Mosley
238- L 12 A. Trout
222- W 12 J. Clottey

Primed Manny landed 28 punches per round.  Margarito landed 24 per round with suspect gloves.

Opponent- Highest Conn. Pct. in a Fight

43%-KO by 12 M. Pacquiao
36%-W 12 J. Clottey
32%-L 12 C. Alvarez
32%-W 12 S. Mosley
31%-L 12 A. Trout

Mayweather landed just 26.% vs. Cotto.  Mayweather landed 44% in his career.

Opponent- Most Jabs Landed in a Fight

135- KO 11 C. Bazan
71- W 12 S. Mosley
63- W 12 P. Malignaggi
60-KO by 12 Pacquiao
54-W 12 J. Clottey

Mayweather landed 51 jabs vs. Cotto. Bazan was no layup for the young Cotto.

Opponent-  Highest Jab Conn. Pct. in a Fight

32%-KO 11 C. Bazan
27%-KO by 12   Pacquiao
26%- W 12 J. Clottey
24%- KO 10 S. Martinez
21%-KO 3 D. Rodriguez
21%- CompuBox Avg.

Cotto improved his jab defense as his career progressed

Opponent- Most Power Punches Landed in a Fight

276- KO by 12 Pacquiao
237- KO by 11 Margarito I
192- L 12 A. Trout
177- W 12 S. Mosley
168- W 12 J. Clottey

Primed Manny landed 23 power punches per round.  Margarito landed 22 per round with suspect gloves.

Opponents- Highest Power Connect Pct. in a Fight

57%- KO 11 Judah
53%- W 12 Mosley
49%- KO by 12 Pacquiao
45%-L 12 Trout
45%-KO 11 Urkal
37%- CompuBox Avg.

Judah was accurate, but landed just  8 power per rnd.  Mayweather landed just 34% of his power shots vs. Cotto. Mayweather landed 52% in his career.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by memphis mook on 12-02-2017

[QUOTE=willieb24;18279439]Cotto really lost to Clottey in my opinion.[/QUOTE] Agreed, then injured the dude with no penalty.

Comment by willieb24 on 12-02-2017

Cotto really lost to Clottey in my opinion.

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