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Miguel Cotto Felt a Big Boost After The Mayweather Loss

Miguel Cotto lost to Floyd Mayweather in his most recent fight, but says the result has rejuvenated his boxing career as he aims to take down Austin Trout.

Miguel Cotto says losing to Floyd Mayweather in his most recent fight helped "rejuvenate" his career after the Puerto Rican pugilist gave the undefeated American all he could handle.

Now, the 32-year-old goes up against another undefeated US boxer on Saturday night when he takes on WBA junior middleweight champ Austin Trout at Madison Square Garden.

"Mayweather was an excellent fight," Cotto said.

"I didn't win, but sometimes when you lose you win. That was my case in this fight.

"I felt rejuvenated after this fight. Everybody is going to see on Saturday."

Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs) will have the crowd at Madison Square Garden on his side.

He has been fighting there since 2005 and in December put on one of the most impressive showings of his career there by punishing Mexican Antonio Margarito in a rematch of their 2008 fight.

Cotto has also beaten Paul Malignaggi, Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Michael Jennings and Joshua Clottey at Madison Square Garden.

"That's a special venue. That's a special night for me," Cotto said, adding in reference to Trout: "And I know he is going to figure it out as soon as he gets in there."

Trout (25-0) is aware that he is heading into a hostile environment.

But "I embrace the notion," he said. "I'm not intimidated at all."

"The crowd can only do one thing, and that's make noise. They can't help him get up, they can't help him punch harder, they can't help him punch faster."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr Rumack on 12-01-2012

[QUOTE=onetwopunch;12756496]Its good that he got a boost from the loss to PBF, alot of people were counting him out, and talkiing how PBF would blow him out "like Gatti" and KO him late, and it turned out to be a…

Comment by Kuyukut on 12-01-2012

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;12752633]Cotto didnt even really lose, floyd failed the drug test and cotto still beat his ass[/QUOTE] Cotto will beat Froid "I will clean up the sport of boxing" PEDweather any day if he (FROID) fights fair (No PEDs).

Comment by onetwopunch on 12-01-2012

Its good that he got a boost from the loss to PBF, alot of people were counting him out, and talkiing how PBF would blow him out "like Gatti" and KO him late, and it turned out to be a…

Comment by javielo on 12-01-2012

This will be a shocker I know everyone is thinking that Trout will give Cotto problems but I understand how Cotto's trainer works and his work is a work in progress. Cotto lost his passion for the sport after losing…

Comment by cherpotpot on 12-01-2012

This a dangerous fight for you but I hope you win. Good luck, COTTO!!!

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