Cotto Entering His Bout Against Unbeaten Trout With Confidence
Four time world champion in three different divisions Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KO’s) will square off against unbeaten WBA Light Middleweight champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14 KO’s) on Saturday December 1st, televised on Showtime in Madison Square Garden, New York. As always when fighting in New York Cotto will be the crowd favorite as scores of Puerto Ricans come out to support arguably their best fighter in the history of the sport.
Cotto will come into this match-up with a bunch of confidence having avenged his loss to Antonio Margarito via TKO, and having gone the distance with the best pound for pound fighter in the game Floyd Mayweather earlier in the year. Surely it also helps Cotto’s confidence level having won 16 of his 19 world title bouts with his only losses coming at the hands of, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, and Antonio Margarito with bricks in his gloves.
WBA Light Middleweight title holder Austin Trout is also brimming with confidence stating “ I know the Puerto Rican fans are going to be out in full force, but on December 1st, there is going to be a new star in boxing. They’re going to see why I’m here, why I’m the champion. I have two things in this sport right now, my belt and my undefeated record and I plan to keep both of them”
Trout at age 27 has no where near the resume as future hall of famer Miguel Cotto but is no doubt a tough fighter. Having won his title against Mexican fighter Rigoberto Alvarez brother of Saul Alvarez he has since defended his title three times and is known as one of the more avoided young champions of the sport.
This will be an absolutely huge step up in competition for the young Trout, BetDSI Sportsbook has him as the dog in the fight of his life against Miguel Cotto. Should Trout pull off an upset then we will most definitely be looking at a major part in the future of boxing.
However at only -235 on a Cotto bid who has won every title fight he’s been in besides the three previously mentioned, the price is just too right to bid against the future hall of famer Miguel Cotto in this match. Especially with it taking place in New York where he has won all nine of his fights there.
Cotto loves to rack up belts, and I would not be surprised at all he wins in dominant fashion on the first of December for his fifth world championship.