Fight Fans Vote Miguel Cotto
Boxer Of The Year
MIAMI, Florida -- For the second consecutive year, Miguel Cotto of Caguas, Puerto Rico was named the Boxer of the Year at the Premios Fox Sports which announced it Thursday night at the Jackie Gleason Theater in South Miami, Florida.
The two-time world champion was in Miami to receive the award, which is voted by fans from all over the world. Cotto, 3-0-0 this year, became the WBA welterweight champion of the world on December 2 in Atlantic City with a sensational stoppage of fellow countryman Carlos "El Indio" Quintana.
"We work very hard to succeed in the ring." Cotto said at the awards ceremony. "When that effort is recognized by the fans and media it makes all the sacrifices even more worthwhile."
The other nominees for the award were Antonio Margarito, Carlos Baldomir, Marco Antonio Barrera and Israel Vazquez.
Fox Pan American Sports Annual Premios Fox Sports presented by DHL is the only awards program of its kind to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of Latino athletes and personalities from the world of sports both on and off the field.
The show will be telecast on December 17, 2006 on Fox Sports Espanol and Fox Sports Latin America.
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