Cotto vs. Rodriguez results: Miguel Cotto scores third round knockout (GIF)


Dec 1, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Miguel Cotto during his 12 round WBA super welterweight championship bout against Austin Trout at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 1, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Miguel Cotto during his 12 round WBA super welterweight championship bout against Austin Trout at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Cotto returned to the ring on Saturday night in the main event of HBO Championship Boxing against Delvin Rodriguez and he delivered in a big way. After back to back losses at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Austin Trout, Cotto delivered a big knockout in the third round for a return to the win column.

Here is a GIF of the knockout, via Zombie Prophet and SB Nation:

Cotto started off the bout with punches to the body that slowed down Rodriguez and opened him up for the knockout that came just seconds in to the third round. It was a heavy left hand that finished Rodriguez off and sent him falling to the mat. Cotto couldn’t have been happier with his performance and return. There were some questions about what Cotto had left and he answered the critics on Saturday night.

It was a dominating performance for Cotto and showed that he has plenty left to offer inside of the ring.

Tags: Boxing Miguel Cotto