Juan Martin Coggi
(born 19 December 1961) is a former boxer from Argentina
. A native of Santa Fe
(he lived as a child until a few years Brandsen
, Buenos Aires Province
), which was also the birthplace of Carlos Monzón
, Coggi was a three time world light welterweight
champion. He had 75 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, with 44 wins by knockout. He never lost a fight by knockout.
Early boxing career
After a stellar amateur career, Coggi became a professional boxer on 2 April 1982, knocking out
Horacio Valdes in four rounds at La Plata
. Coggi won seven of his first ten bouts by knockout. The first boxer to last the scheduled distance with him was Viterman Sanchez, who lost a six round decision to Coggi on 7 May 1982.
Coggi went undefeated for 21 bouts, with 11 knockout wins. Then, on 9 March 1985, he met Adolfo Arce Rossi in Buenos Aires
. Arce Rossi became the first boxer to defeat Coggi by outpointing him over ten rounds. After one more win, Coggi fought to a draw over ten rounds with Ramon Collado, on 20 June of that same year.
Coggi went on a six-fight winning streak before he and Collado met again. Once again, Collado held him to a ten round draw, on 19 July 1986.
On 25 October of that year, Coggi won the Argentine light welterweight title, knocking out Hugo Hernandez
in three rounds.
Despite having a record that included no one of apparent relevance, the WBA
placed Coggi on top of their list of challengers for the world crown at the light welterweight... Read More