Austin Trout defeated Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto and defended his WBA Super Welterweight championship with a unanimous decision in front of 13,096 at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden in the main event of Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader. In a fight that was closer than the 117-11 (twice) and 119-109 judges’ scorecards indicated, Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) handed Cotto his first loss at the Mecca of Boxing and in New York. Entering the fight, Cotto was 7-0 at MSG and was fighting in his 21st consecutive world title fight.
Check out the complete recap of the event, post-fight quotes from the fighters, and a collection of fight night photos right here.
Cotto vs. Trout Photos
In a competitive fight with a little of everything – solid boxing, inside action and back-and-forth momentum swings – Trout scored the biggest win of his career despite a hostile and vocal crowd. Trout, of Las Cruces, N.M., came out strong and established his jab early in the f...