Austin Trout defeats Miguel Cotto; ends MSG streak.

Uppercut by Trout.

This past Saturday night in New York City, Miguel Cotto’s undefeated streak at MSG came to an end at the hands of Austin Trout. There was “no doubt” (sorry for the cheap joke) as to who was the winner at the end of this very entertaining fight. However, still some felt a bit worried, considering combat sports judging isn’t always reliable.

Much to the relieve of everyone, Trout was awarded the breakthrough win for this great performance. I personally had Trout winning seven rounds, and giving Cotto five rounds. Judge Adelaide Byrd scored it 119-109 for Trout (meaning she gave Trout 11 rounds), which is absurd and just not in any way representative for how the fight actually played out. I felt Trout started off strong, taking the first two rounds of the fight. After that, Cotto adjusted well enough to win a few rounds, starting from the 3rd round. Eventually, Trout came back to take the later rounds and Cotto just could not keep up with the young bowtie enthusiast.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was sitting at ringside and was scheduled to fight Miguel Cotto next. Just like the clash between Victor Ortiz vs Josesito Lopez, the result of this past Saturday night reminds us to never make longterm plans in combat sports. Especially when a skilled fighter is standing in the way of those plans.

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