Trout (26-1, 14 KOs) last vacated the squared circle on December 1 after defeating the 32-year-old Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs) by a unanimous decision.
Similarly, “No Doubt” universally outscored the 33-year-old Rodríguez (26-5-3, 14 KOs) in June 2012.
“I would say that Rodriguez is awkward, but, I guess Cotto has had more success,” said Trout, 27, a southpaw from New Mexico who is slated to scrap Cuban Erislandy Lara on September 14. “So it’s sort of a tossup to me. I’m tempted to go with Cotto, but Rodríguez has been on a streak.”
A four-time world titlist in three weight divisions who is now training with Freddie Roach, Cotto has been conquered in two consecutive bouts.
Comparatively, Rodríguez most recently fought in May and earned an eighth round TKO victory over Freddy Hernandez.
Enduring years of excessively brutal battles, the Puerto Rican’s health will be in jeopardy even against a middling contender like Rodríguez.
Regardless, expect Miguel Cotto to have “more success” and finish Delvin Rodríguez within nine lopsided rounds this autumn.by