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Cotto can also avenge Olympic loss

Updated: June 10, 2005, 2:02 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Miguel Cotto has forgotten the past, especially the lone blemish on his boxing career.

The undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion from Puerto Rico will defend his title Saturday night in a 12-round bout at Madison Square Garden against the only man to beat him -- Muhammad Abdullaev of Uzbekistan.

Cotto has won all of his 23 pro fights, 19 by KOs. His lone defeat came as an amateur, at the hands of Abdullaev in the opening round of the 2000 Olympics. He lost ...

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