Austin Trout vs Miguel Cotto: WBA junior middleweight live updates, blog

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    Austin Trout will look to prove he has the class to match it with the top boxers in the world when he defends his world title against Miguel Cotto on Sunday afternoon (AEDT) from the Madison Square Garden in New York. We’ll have live updates of the fight from 2.00pm AEDT.

    Many see the slick moving Trout as a live underdog against Cotto and at only 27 years of age ‘No Doubt’ is fighting on the ‘big stage’ for the first time, and the question will be if he can rise to the task against Cotto.

    It won’t be just Cotto that Trout has to deal with, the majority of the crowd will be supporting Cotto, but it will be Trout’s aim to keep them quiet from early on.

    “All we wanted is a chance,” Trout said.

    “We had to go above and beyond, under the radar for this chance. I plan on making history.

    “Not because I made Miguel Cotto a five-time world champion but because I will be the only person to beat him in New York.”

    Cotto is unbeaten from seven fights at the Garden and with more big money fights still left in him, it’s about Cotto claiming the belt to make him a more attractive opponent to the likes of Canelo Alvarez.

    Cotto will have the strength and height advantage in the fight, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Puerto Rican wear down Trout over the rounds and secure a decision victory.

    To me Cotto looks a class above Trout. He is coming off a competitive loss to the world’s best fighter Floyd Mayweather while Trout despite being world champion hasn’t fought the class of opponents that Cotto has, and his fast hands won’t be anything that Cotto hasn’t seen before.

    Verdict: Cotto via unanimous decision.

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    • 9:26am
      Frankie Hughes said | 9:26am | ! Report

      This was a complete mismatch.

      Austin Trout, who’s fought at middleweight (160). Miguel Cotto, who’s a former super lightweight (140lbs)

      Cotto was all ways a very small LMW and Trout a very big one.

      One thing is certain, Floyd Mayweather won’t be staying at LMW and will drop back to the box office welterweight division.

    • 3:37pm
      Andrew Potter said | 3:37pm | ! Report

      Austin Trout has called out Canelo Alvarez who was ringside but had walked away.

    • 3:35pm
      Andrew Potter said | 3:35pm | ! Report

      On the way out of the ring Cotto is asked if he will fight again. His response was “probably”.

    • 3:34pm
      Andrew Potter said | 3:34pm | ! Report

      Big performance by Trout who proves he is the real deal. He ended up being too slick for Cotto who looked slow and faded in the final third of the fight.

    • 3:33pm
      Mark said | 3:33pm | ! Report

      Sounds like a good fight will have to watch the replay

    • 3:32pm
      Andrew Potter said | 3:32pm | ! Report

      Austin Trout def. Miguel Cotto via UD (117-111, 117-111, 119-109).

    • 3:27pm
      Andrew Potter said | 3:27pm | ! Report

      Round 12: Cotto is coming out like he needs the round, and ties up Trout on the inside. Trout lets his hands go and backs Cotto up against the ropes. It’s all Trout to the final bell and he SHOULD take the decision easily.

    • 3:23pm
      Andrew Potter said | 3:23pm | ! Report

      Round 11: Improved start for Cotto, but Trout goes back to his jab from the outside. Cotto lands a one-two on Trout then snaps the head back on Trout. Cotto’s trapped on the ropes and Trout lands a nice uppercut. Better round for Cotto but Trout is too fast for Cotto in the closing rounds.

    • 3:19pm
      Andrew Potter said | 3:19pm | ! Report

      Round 10: Scrappy start to the round on the inside with a bit of clinching. Trout is looking the fresher of the two and continues to pick his shots from a distance, but Cotto fires back late. Cotto will need to win the next two rounds if he wants the decision.

    • 3:15pm
      Andrew Potter said | 3:15pm | ! Report

      Round 9: Trout is warned for another low blow in round nine. Cotto gets on the inside, working away. Trout cuts off the ring and fires away from distance. Trout’s round. It’s a very close fight with some having Trout up by 1 round.

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