Four-Time and Three-Division World Champion Miguel Cotto and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Austin Trout arrived in Puetro Rico for the second leg of their tour, as they announced their Dec. 1 world championship showdown at Madison Square Garden, which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
One of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, Cotto (37-3, 30 KO's), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, has held a world title every year since 2004 while winning 16 of the 19 world championship bouts in which he has fought. Puerto Rico's most exciting fighter and one of its greatest of all time, Cotto has fought some of the most talented fighters in boxing, including Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito.
The undefeated "No Doubt" Trout (25-0, 14 KO's), of Las Cruces, N.M., has made three successful defenses of his WBA title. The 2004 U.S. amateur champion is a former alternate for the U.S. Olympic team and is considered one of the most avoided young champions in the sport.