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On This Day: Austin Trout ended Miguel Cotto’s MSG unbeaten run

Austin Trout temporarily derailed the Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez mega-fight
Miguel Cotto
Miguel Cotto  |  Naoki Fukuda

‘Austin powers to victory’ wrote Jack Hirsch, in this, our original fight report from Miguel Cotto’s December 1, 2012 battle in New York City.

THE crowd of 13,096 at Madison Square Garden booed lustily every time Canelo Alvarez’s face was shown on the big overhead screen. The Mexican was in attendance for the expected announcement that he would be squaring off against Puerto Rico’s favourite son Miguel Cotto in a light-middleweight unification fight at the MGM in Las Vegas next May.

All Cotto had to do to make this a reality was to dethrone WBA champion Austin Trout. It never happened as Trout retained by unanimous 12-round decision.