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Cotto vs Trout Title Clash Set For December 1 at MSG

By Osman Rodriguez

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto has announced that he will be facing undefeated WBA "regular" champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14KOs) on December 1st at New York's Madison Square Garden.

"I officially announce that my fight on December 1st at MSG will be with the undefeated WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout," Cotto announced.

The announcement by Cotto (37-3, 30KOs) will certainly rule him out as possible opponent for Manny Pacquiao, who is also scheduled to return in early December. It also cements the claims of Juan Manuel Marquez, who in several recent reports on BoxingScene expressed his confidence in being the frontrunner to face Pacquiao.

Cotto was last seen in the ring in the month of May, losing a spirited twelve round decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Trout is managed by Al Haymon and promoted by Greg Cohen. He won the vacant WBA title last February with a twelve round decision over Rigoberto Alvarez, the older brother of WBC champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. He then defended the title with dominating decisions over Frank LaPorto, David Lopez and in June he defeated Delvin Rodriguez.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer had previously revealed to BoxingScene that his company is planning to co-promote the event with Cotto, a promotional free agent since his contract expired with Top Rank on Decembe 31 of last year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bushbaby on 01-18-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12467595]Wow, if that's true props to Cotto. But Trout is going to beat his a$$, taking bets, click the link at the bottom of my sig if you wanna lose points. That is all.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Bushbaby;12467648]Dude, Trout is all wrong for…

Comment by kiaba360 on 01-17-2013

105-20, dayum.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 09-01-2012

[QUOTE=Perro;12467603]Good. Now this leaves Pac to fight Bradley hopefully. That's the only fight I want to see him in. Plenty of options for Marquez too.[/QUOTE] I agree also about the Bradley rematch. Let Pacquiao have the rematch with Cotto next…

Comment by ELPERRO on 09-01-2012

[QUOTE=Perro;12468425]Actually Canelo was set to defend against PWill, who faked a shoulder injury then crashed his chopper, then came Ortiz and you know what happened to him. It's not on PPV so I'm sure Showtime will try to pick this…

Comment by kiaba360 on 09-01-2012

[QUOTE=Basco;12469113]I don't know, this might be a great fight for the fans but if "damaged goods Cotto" beats Trout decisively, then Trout was a chump and Cotto gets no credit. If Trout wins, Cotto is shot, damaged goods. Not good…

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