The only Puerto Rican four-division boxing champion of all time, Miguel Cotto, stopped into Pucciniâ€™s in Jersey City on Friday night to be honored as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The packed house gave Cotto – the current Ring and WBC middleweight titleholder – an extremely warm welcome, including proclamations from State Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31) and Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia (D-33).
Officials also giving Cotto heavy praise were Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis – who was joined with Councilman-at-large Juan Perez – and Jersey City Councilmen Daniel Rivera and Khemraj â€œChicoâ€ Ramchal.
After receiving a duffle bag-worth of awards, Cotto was surprised with a Jersey City championship belt before addressing the crowd in Spanish.
Afterwards, the champ was kind enough to sign boxing gloves and pictures for those on hand before calling it a night.Â