Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KOs), showing more ability than many people thought he possessed, won a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto (38-4, 30 KOs) at a rocking Madison Square Garden in New York City. With the victory, Trout retained his WBA super middleweight belt.
32, started quickly in round one. He jabbed and looked to land his
right hand. Trout, a southpaw, landed a good left to the body. Later in
the round another left hurt Cotto. The former champion countered with a
round two, Cotto landed a good right to the body. Trout found Cotto
with another left hook. Cotto clipped Trout with an inside hook. Trout
continued to use his jab. Cotto landed a left hook at the bell.
27, came out jabbing in round three. His reach advantage was paying
dividends. Cotto worked Trout’s body in the corner. Cotto upped his
intensity in the last minute. Trout landed a left hook - Cotto
countered with his own at the bell.
looked to continue his momentum in round four. Trout landed a stiff
jab. Cotto countered with a right. Trout was punching effectively. The
fighters traded left hooks at the bell. Trout was outworking Cotto.
round five, Trout moved and boxed. His three punch combination stung
Cotto. The crowd favorite landed a right to the heart and a left hook to
the chin. Trout snapped Cotto’s head back. Cotto connected with
a straight right at the bell.
landed a left to the head of Trout in round six. Trout’s jab was busy. A
Cotto right made the crowd scream. Trout was walking Cotto down. The
veteran seemed to prefer that. He landed another left that stunned
Trout. Cotto connected with another right in round seven. Trout landed a
check right hook. Cotto came back with a couter right hand.
Trout landed a combination that must have hurt. The round went to Trout.
round eight, Cotto caught Trout with a double left hook. Trout landed a
right hand to the head. Cotto came back with a hard right of his own.
Trout was the busier fighter. His sweeping left was also landing. Cotto
backed Trout into the ropes in round nine. His right hand thudded off
the body of Cotto.
tried moving and boxing in the last portion of the round. His
combination connected. Trout countered with a fierce uppercut.
landed a left to the head in round 10. Cotto connected with a sweeping
left. Trout clipped Cotto with a hard uppercut. Cotto did well in the
first two minutes. Trout worked his combinations to the head and body.
Cotto landed a four punch combination at the end of the round.
round 11, Cotto hit pay dirt with a hard left hand to the head. Trout
landed another uppercut. Cotto stung Trout with a jab. Trout continued
to do some good work. His uppercut hurt Cotto. His jab was finding
Cotto’s face on a consistent basis.
Cotto combination did some good work in the last round. Trout jabbed
constantly. Cotto landed an uppercut that hurt Trout. Cotto was trying,
but Trout was landing more punches. Cotto caught Trout with a left hook
in the last few seconds. Trout connected with another stinging
combination that won him the round.
The scoring of the fight was 117-111 twice, and a shocking 119-109.
Doghouseboxing scored the bout 115-113 for Trout.
The fight was part of the Showtime Championship Boxing Series.
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