Trout retains with hardworking win over Cotto
Though it was far from a classic, American Austin Trout kept his
unbeaten record alive against a very tough opponent in Miguel
The American took a comfortable unanimous decision over the
Puerto Rican challenger, although the scorecards appeared to be
quite hard on Cotto, reading 117 - 111, 117 - 111, 119 - 109.
Paulie Malignaggi, who was commentating for American broadcaster
Showtime critiicsed the margin of points post-fight, claiming that
the rounds had, in fact, been much closer than the scorecards
The win was as important for Trout as it was damaging for Cotto.
During his 18 months as WBA World Light-Middleweight champion, the
only real criticism one could level at Trout was that he had yet to
be tested against a World class opponent.
Trout can well and truly put that question to bed should he
fight the hugely impressive Saul "Canelo" Alvarez next. The
unbeaten Mexican was in the Madison Square Gardens crowd, and was
on hand to hear Trout call him out in what would be a mouthwatering
Madison Square Garden: A Fitting Arena For Trout v Cotto
Without question, this is a huge WBA World Light-Middleweight
bout as current WBA Champ - the unbeaten Austin Trout - faces a
Puerto Rican warrior in former WBA Super World title holder Miguel Cotto.
Cotto relinquished that title during a gutsy unanimous decision
defeat to pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Junior back in May
live on BoxNation. Now he looks to return to World title honours
with the WBA, though Mayweather still holds the WBA's most
Cotto struggled to hit Floyd Mayweather Junior during his May
Austin Trout Looking To
Take The Next Step
27-year-old Trout, on the other hand, has established himself as
big name in the division, and possible future contender in the
Currently, he's ranked nine by Ring Magazine in the
light-middleweight standings, but his situation would improve
significantly if he were to defeat the battling and combative
It's a big ask. Though Cotto is 37 - 3, he's never shirked a
fight, and only been beaten by Antonio Margarito, Manny Pacquiao
and the above mentioned defeat to Mayweather.
Austin Trout adds to his unbeaten record with a unanimous
decision over Delvin Rodriquez in June 2012