After a sensational return to the ring after a year-long layoff and suffering two straight losses, three-division titlist Miguel Cotto overwhelmed Delvin Rodriguez en route to a Round 3 TKO victory Saturday night at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
Starting the bout off as the aggressor out the gate, Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs) smothered Rodriguez early and made it a point to attack Rodriguez's body.
The body assault eventually led to Rodriguez leaving his head open for power shots, which Cotto took advantage of to hurt Rodriguez at the end of Round 2.
Cotto didn't let Rodriguez off the hook as right when the bell rang to begin Round 3 he was back to work, swinging away on Rodriguez. This led the referee to end the bout prematurely, giving Cotto the TKO victory.
After reasserting himself as a top-tier fighter, Cotto can now look forward to the future, and there are several big-name fighters to consider for his next fight.
Here are the top three fighters Cotto could face as he should see a considerable step up in competition for his next bout.