Madison Square Garden in New York is the venue for the December 1 WBA Light Middleweight championship bout between Austin Trout and Miguel Cotto. Cotto opened as a -225 favorite with Trout a +180 dog despite being the defending champion. Fight time is set for 10 PM ET.
Austin Trout is 5 foot 10 inches tall and age 27 hailing from Las Cruces, New Mexico and is a southpaw with a career record of 25 wins and 0 losses with 14 wins by knockout. He won the WBA Light Middleweight title on February 5, 2011 in a unanimous decision over Rigoberto Alvarez and has since successfully defended the title on 3 occasions. He defeated David Lopez in a unanimous decision on June 11, 2011 followed by a technical knockout win over Frank LoPorto on November 11, 2011 and last fought on June 6, 2012 with a unanimous decision win over Delvin Rodriguez. He began his boxing career as a professional in 2005. Trout has also been a champion as WBA Continental Americas Light Middleweight champion as well as winning the WBA Fedelatin Light Middleweight title.
Miguel Cotto is 5 foot 7 inches tall and hales from Caguas, Puerto Rico and is 32 years of age. He has 40 career bouts with 37 wins including 30 by knockout. Cotto has a distinguished career as a champion starting with the WBC Light Welterweight title back in 2003 as he later won the WBO title in that same weight class. He then moved on to win the WBA and WBO Welterweight titles and later scored the title belt in the WBA Super Light Middleweight Division. Cotto is coming off a loss in which he surrendered the WBA Super Light Middleweight championship belt to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 5, 2012 in a unanimous decision.
Cotto’s record as a champion is countered by Trout’s undefeated career record to make for a true “Dream Bout” as this one could go the 12 round distance!