Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KO’s) returns to the “Mecca of Boxing,” to challenge undefeated WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (25-0, 14 KO’s) from Las Cruces, New Mexico for World championship boxing at Madison Square Garden on December 1, 2012.
Austin Trout already has a 25-0, 14 KO’s record but failed to called out Canelo on numerous instances as he lacks the name recognition power and fans to instantly entice viewers on an upcoming fight. Instead, winning a fight with Cotto will sweeten up the deal to boost his appeal.
Cotto with an impressive record of 37-3, 30 KO has nothing to lose. The only advantage of Trout is his age and skills, an ideal opponent for the hard hitting Cotto. By facing Trout, Cotto gets another chance to pick another title belt in his own decision and he can do so in front of his own fans at the Madison Square Garden.