WBA World light middleweight champion “No Doubt” Austin Trout will defend his belt against Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto on December 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The 32-year-old Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs), a four-time world titlist in three weight divisions, last threw fists on Cinco de Mayo in a memorably bruising and bloody unanimous decision loss to the previously untouchable Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs).
Meanwhile, as a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, the 27-year-old Trout (25-0, 14 KOs) remains a statistical badass looking for his first triumph over a marquee name.
Unfortunately for the seemingly likable Trout, the New Mexican has absolutely zero chance to overcome a reenergized Cotto.
At 32, brimming with confidence, and flourishing under the tutelage of new trainer Pedro Diaz, Cotto remains one of the greatest pugilists in the world today.
Roger “Pit” Perron is a venerable boxing trainer from Brockton (Mass.) who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training.
Perron adamantly stated that Cotto is far from being a shopworn pugilist.
“Cotto isn’t done yet. He proved that against that scumbag (Antonio) Margarito and against Floyd,” said Perron, 75, who worked with Marvelous Marvin Hagler. “He (Cotto) is a true fighter in every sense.”
In front of thousands of rabid Puerto Rican fans, expect Miguel Cotto to “No Doubt” knock Austin Trout onto Queer Street roughly two weeks form this evening in Gotham.by