Moments ago, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, former jr. middleweight champion Miguel Cotto got back to his winning ways in impressive fashion, knocking out contender Delvin Rodriguez in less than three short rounds of work. Coming off back-to-back losses to Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout, Cotto looked like his former aggressive self, backing up Rodriguez with hard body punches before landing a devastating left hook upstairs that prompted the referee to call a halt to the assault. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.
Both fighters come out firing their jabs. Cotto backs Rodriguez up. Nice left hook to the body lands for Cotto. Rodriguez gets in a left upstairs. Short right hook lands for Rodriguez on the inside. Cotto digs a 1-2 to the body. Another left to the body lands for Cotto. Two jabs land for Cotto. They trade on the inside. Another left hook to the body from Cotto has Rodriguez on the retreat. Cotto rips another 1-2 to the body. Round to Cotto.
Cotto 10 Rodriguez 9
Cotto quickly backs Rodriguez up to a corner and lands a 1-2. Cotto on his toes and lands a leaping left hook. Nice right hand lands for Cotto upstairs. Rodriguez miesses with a right. Cotto digs some hard punches to the body. Rodriguez on the retreat. Two more right hands to the body land for Cotto. HARD left hook lands for Cotto upstairs. Cotto walking Rodriguez down. Two uppercuts and a left hook upstairs lands for Cotto. BIG left hook lands for Cotto again and Rodriguez is rocked at the end of the round. Big round to Cotto.
Cotto 20 Rodriguez 18
Cotto takes it right to Rodriguez and lands a right to the body and a HUGE left hook that drops him. That's it. The referee doesn't even bother to count.
THE WINNER BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT AT :18 OF ROUND 3...MIGUEL COTTO