This Day in Atlantic City Boxing History: Cotto vs. Quintana and Margarito vs. Clottey Welterweight Title Doubleheader

Written by Rob Scott

Bob Arum Brings Excitement to Boardwalk Hall

Cotto vs. Quintana and Margarito vs. Clottey

Atlantic City — December 2, 2006 — On this date, Caesars Atlantic City, along with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. brought an exciting night at the fights to Boardwalk Hall with a card headlined by two separate welterweight championship bouts.

Only One Remains Undefeated

In a battle of unbeaten Puerto Rican superstars, Miguel Cotto faced off with Carlos Quintana for the vacant WBA Welterweight championship.

Cotto, making his welterweight debut, walked away with the RTD win after scoring two knockdowns in the fifth round and Quintana refusing to come out for the sixth.

Margarito Puts Them up for Clottey

In the other co-feature, Mexico’s Antonio Margarito made the seventh successful defense of his WBO Welterweight title with a tough unanimous twelve round decision win over the talented Ghanaian native, Joshua Clottey.

The doubleheader was a precursor to boxing for years to come, with Cotto fighting and scoring a split decision win over Clottey in June of 2009, along with his action packed two fights with Antonio Margarito.

Those two wars ended with Margarito scoring an eleventh round TKO in July of 2008, but Cotto avenging that loss with a December 2011 stoppage in which the ringside physician refused to let Margarito come out for round nine because of a badly swollen eye.

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