Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Trout's Promoter: Austin Will Beat Cotto, No MSG Worries

By Rick Reeno

The stage is set for a high-stakes junior middleweight showdown on December 1st at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Former three division champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30KOs), returning for the first time since the May defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr., will challenge unbeaten WBA "regular" beltholder Austin Trout (25-0, 14KOs).

Cotto will have the home-field advantage by facing Trout at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Trout captured the vacant WBA title last February in Guadalajara, with a dominating twelve round decision over Rigoberto Alvarez, the older brother of Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Since the title win, Trout secured three more one-sided victories over David Lopez, Frank LoPorto and Delvin Rodriguez.

"It's what we've been waiting for. It's a breakthrough opportunity. You know Austin, I've never had more confidence in any fighter that I've ever been involved with. This kid seizes the moment. Some guys get the chance on the big stage and they find a way not to win. Austin is the opposite," said Greg Cohen, the promoter of Trout.

"He won his title against Canelo's brother in their hometown of Guadalajara with the crowd screaming and going bananas. A very hostile environment. Austin embraced the moment. He won eleven out of twelve rounds. This is going to be no different. This kid thrives on these types of situations. December 1st can't come quick enough for him."

Cohen tells BoxingScene.com that a win over Cotto will be Trout's coming out party as far as being mentioned among the elite boxers in the world.

"This is what a kid like Austin waited for his whole life. The top three guys in the sport of boxing - Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto - if you beat any one of those three guys you elevate your status. Austin is going to do that. He's going to go in there, do what we all think that he can do. He's going to beat Miguel Cotto and become the next superstar," Cohen said.

"I just think Austin is a younger fighter, a hungrier fighter, he's very fast and I just think Austin will give anybody problems. I'm not saying this because I'm Austin's promoter. I'm not saying this because I'm biased. I honestly believe Austin Trout is on the level of a Floyd Mayweather in terms of his boxing ability. I think Austin will pose a problem for anybody who is the ring with him. I think he can beat anybody."

Cotto is undefeated in Madison Square Garden. All three of his career defeats have taken place in Las Vegas. One of those defeats, against Antonio Margarito, was avenged last year December in MSG. The closest Cotto ever came to tasting defeat at MSG was in 2009, when he fought his way to a split decision win over Joshua Clottey.

Even with Cotto's impressive record at MSG, Cohen is not worried about Trout's ability to walk away with a high profile win.

"I believe the crowd is certainly going to be 99% for Cotto. And I believe it will be a difficult environment. But I think style wise, Austin will probably have the opportunity to clearly win many rounds in this fight. Cotto is a guy who doesn't stop coming. He will be coming at Austin all night. He won't have to be looking for him. And when a guy comes at Austin, that's when Austin is at his best. I'm not worried about the judges. I'm not worried about any external forces here," Cohen said.

"I did have Austin fight Canelo's brother, on a Canelo Promotions card in Guadalajara, Mexico - and Rigoberto was the champion and Austin was the challenger - and Austin won eleven out of twelve rounds on all three judges cards. We've had good experiences in hostile environments."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 09-03-2012

When you have Haymon on your side, you shouldn't worry about a thang! Just ask around.

Comment by jbpanama on 09-03-2012

[QUOTE=jbpanama;12473999]Evan FRAUD said, " Cotto was the Toughest Cat, he's ever Fought"... What if our HERO, would have been Less Selective, in choosing the Right Opponents???[/QUOTE] Can't Blame BOY, for protecting those WEAK WHISKERS, Can We?

Comment by jbpanama on 09-03-2012

[QUOTE=Johnny Dough;12474941]I rock $50 cubans and drink Dom Pérignon when I hang wit my people, I get special treatment at restaurants because of how much I tip. I come from a long line of people in the "family" and a…

Comment by Johnny Dough on 09-03-2012

[QUOTE=jbpanama;12473958]Your obviously not a "WISE GUY"......[/QUOTE] I rock $50 cubans and drink Dom Pérignon when I hang wit my people, I get special treatment at restaurants because of how much I tip. I come from a long line of people…

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 09-03-2012

[QUOTE=liraj;12473791]It'll stop once your sig stop's.[/QUOTE] was that an attemp at hitting on the gif? try again bro, you can do better then that.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines Badou Jack vs. Callum Smith Purse Bid Set For February 17 Mayweather Willing To Help Rousey Improve Her Striking Skills Adrien Broner: Make Numbers Right - I'll Fight Burns in The UK Boxing Coach Arrested, Allegations of Recruiting Militants For ISIS Hearn Calls Mayweather's Robbery Claim 'Rubbish', Still Eyes DeGale-Smith Golovkin-Jacobs: Loeffler Expects Good Numbers For PPV Card Bellew: I'm at 225-Pounds and Training, Not a Poser Like Haye Froch Disagrees With Mayweather on Robbery, Agrees Jack Won Katie Taylor To Fight on Joshua-Klitschko, Possibly Golovkin-Jacobs David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens Set For March 11, HBO Joshua vs. Klitschko - Over 80,000 Tickets Sold Team Ramirez: Zurdo Has What it Takes To KO Jack or DeGale! Juan Carlos Payano Eyes Trilogy With Rau'Shee Warren Badou Jack Moving Up To 175-Pounds; Wants Adonis Stevenson Mayweather: Not Looking to Make Gervonta Davis-Lomachenko Badou Jack-James DeGale: Post-Fight Report Card Kell Brook: My Team Wants Me To Go To 154 Pounds Tyrone Nurse: It'll Be Great To Be A Big Attraction Mayweather Believes Broner Can Become The Next PPV Star Qudratillo Abduqaxorov Will Face Viktor Plotnykov on February 10 Trainer: Lara or Charlo Have a Great Chance To Beat Golovkin Dennis Ceylan vs. Isaac Lowe Euro Title Clash on March 18 Lomachenko-Corrales is The Target For April 8 or 15, Says Arum "Fighting Words" - One Prospect Rises Fast, Another Falls Hard Canelo's Trainer Expects The "Best Version" of Chavez Jr. on May 6 Gervonta Davis: I Showed Pedraza What Sharks Do in Deep Waters Jack Doesn’t Dispute Judges Scoring First Round 10-8 for DeGale Gervonta Davis vs. Jose Pedraza - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua vs. Klitschko - U.S. TV Deal By Month's End, Says Hearn Badou Jack vs. James DeGale - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Ref Threatened to Disqualify DeGale for Losing Mouthpiece Mayweather: Do I want to sign DeGale? Abso-f*****g-lutely Video: Hearn Reacts To Mayweather, Talks Jack vs. DeGale Video: Carl Froch Reacts To Jack-DeGale, Talks Canelo-Chavez Jack: All I Want Is for Them To Treat Me Fair; Look at His Face Juan Carlos Payano Returns With a Win, Aims For Active 2017 Video: Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Looking To Sign James DeGale Jack, Mayweather Agree There's No Need for Rematch With DeGale Mayweather is Livid: We Don’t Pay Judges, Like Other Promoters Jason Sosa's Promoter Would Love Orlando Salido Showdown
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement