Miguel Cotto turns 32 today
By Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KO’s) turned 32-years-old today and that’s getting up there a little in age. Cotto has a fight on December 1st against the younger WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14 KO’s) at the Madison Square Garden, in New York, New York, USA.
Cotto took a loss in his last fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May and he’s hoping to get back on the winning track against the bigger and younger Trout. It could be that Cotto is going to find out that he made a big mistake in taking this fight. Trout is young and hungry, and he’s not going to let an aging multi-millionare like Cotto take him down before he’s gotten a little taste of the big cash.
If you’ve watched Trout’s fights against Delvin Rodriguez, Rigoberto Alvarez and Frank LaPorto, you’ll realize that Cotto has his work cut out for him in this fight against Trout because it’s not easy to hit Trout, and it’s painful when you do try to hit him. Trout is a great counter puncher and does a great job of making his opponents pay for whatever shots they throw at him.
Cotto is no faster than the last three opponents that Trout has easily beaten, and a lot shorter. He’s going to be like a short welterweight fighting Trout and that’s going to make things easier for Trout than what he’s been facing lately. Cotto is going to have to try and get Trout out of there early because he doesn’t have the boxing skills to beat Trout.
The biggest problem for Cotto is going to be his lack of size. Trout has already said he’s going to use his jab to keep the shorter Cotto trapped and helpless on the outside where he won’t be able to land his big power shots. Trout isn’t going to make things easy for him by just standing there like Floyd Mayweather Jr. did last May.