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Cotto avenges last loss; Casamayor, 'Diamond' draw

WBO junior welterweight champion Miguel Cotto made his MSG debut a successful one tonight, pounding out a decisive ninth-round stoppage of Muhammad Abdullaev.

Originally Published: June 12, 2005
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

NEW YORK – In his first fight of the post-Felix Trinidad era, WBO junior welterweight champion Miguel Cotto made his Madison Square Garden debut a successful one tonight, pounding out a decisive ninth-round stoppage of Muhammad Abdullaev before a crowd of 10,231 at the Mecca of Boxing.

For Cotto, it was not only an opportunity to avenge his last amateur loss, but to also improve his standing among the elite at 140 pounds, and start to build his own legacy as Puerto Rico's next boxing ...

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