Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/19/14

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 13: WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto poses during the weigh-in for his bout against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 13, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Cotto will meet in a WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand on November 14. Pacquiao weighed in at 144 pounds and Cotto weighed in at 145 pounds. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
According to a report on RingTV.com, Miguel Cotto will face Austin Trout on December 1st at Madison Square Garden in New York. Cotto vs. Trout will be for Trout's WBA title strap, and it's an important fight in the division. Trout gets the chance to score what would be by far the biggest win of his career, while Cotto looks to get the next and likely final phase of his career off to a fantastic start by capturing yet another championship. Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank Of course, this completely undoes our speculation about Cotto leading the pack to face Manny Pacquiao in the fall. However, what I had been saying all along was that for team Cotto, the Pacquiao rematch didn't make sense right now. Not coming off a loss, and not when you have to agree to a catchweight. Instead, by biding his time, Cotto could try to position himself for a showdown against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, perhaps for the ultra-popular fight weekend of Cinco de Mayo in 2013. That's exactly what seems to be th...
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