(NEW YORK) — Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KOs) won a 12-round unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs) Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, to retain his WBA Light Middleweight title.
The 27-year-old Trout dominated Cotto over the last two rounds to take control of the fight. Two judges scored the fight 117-111 and the third had it 119-109.
“It was a good fight, Cotto is a great champion,” said Trout. “He’s strong, he doesn’t miss a step, he comes on, he comes back, he comes fast. For me to be able to beat a fighter like a Miguel Cotto is an honor in itself.”
It’s Cotto’s second straight loss. He lost his WBA Super Light Middleweight championship to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May.
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