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AUSTIN TROUT LEAVES NO DOUBT WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER MIGUEL COTTO

By Ben Thompson | December 01, 2012
AUSTIN TROUT LEAVES NO DOUBT WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER MIGUEL COTTO

Moments ago, WBA jr. middleweight champion Austin Trout successfully defended his title, defeating former champion Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden. Trout put on a masterful display of boxing, keeping Cotto at bay for the majority of the fight with his jab and his left hand. The naturally bigger man, Trout was also able to muscle around Cotto on the inside. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round result.

ROUND 1
Cotto rakes Trout with a looping left hook upstairs. Stiff jab lands for Cotto. Trout jabs to the body. Left hook upstairs gets in for Cotto again. Nice left to the body lands for Trout again. Cotto jabs upstairs. Counter right hook lands for Trout. Cotto lands a short left hook. Nice left down the middle lands for Trout. Right hand lands for Trout. Cotto flurries and gets the crowd excited, but he didn't land much. HARD left hand lands for Trout that looked to wobble Cotto just a bit. Left to the body lands for Trout. Cotto digs a 1-2 to the body. Good tactical round. I give it to Trout.

Cotto 9 Trout 10

ROUND 2
Trout lands the left to the body. Straight left lands for Trout again. Nice uppercut lands for Cotto. Trout answers with a left upstairs. They wrestle and trade on the inside. Trout firing that jab a lot. Right hook lands for Trout. Another left to the body lands for Trout. Left upstairs lands for Trout. Cotto works the body inside. They trade some shots. Right hook lands for Trout. They trade lefts. Cotto lands a nice hook. Round to Trout.

Cotto 18 Trout 20

ROUND 3
Both guys wrestle and trade on the inside. Trout fires the left to the body again. Left upstairs lands for Trout. Right hook, left upstairs and a left to the body lands for Trout. Cotto backs him up to the corner, but can't really land much. Trout digs to the body. Now Coto flurries and lands some body shots. Short right lands for Trout. Stiff jab lands for Cotto. Uppercut lands for Trout. Left hand to the body lands for Trout. Cotto gets in a left. Trout lands a nice left hook. Cotto gets in a good hook of his own at the bell. Another round for Trout, who is outworking and frustrating Cotto a bit.

Cotto 27 Trout 30

ROUND 4
Trout jabs downstairs and upstairs. Right hook lands for Trout. Jab lands for Trout. Cotto lands a left. Another right and a left lands for Cotto. Trout jabs. Straight left lands for Cotto. Nice 1-2 lands for Cotto. Trout gets in a 3-punch combo. Cotto digs a left to the body. They trade on the inside. Left hook lands for Cotto. They trade on the inside at the bell. Round to Cotto.

Cotto 37 Trout 39

ROUND 5
Trout  sticking his jab in Cotto's face. Cotto pressing the action as he presses forward. Left hand lands for Trout. Nice left hook lands for Cotto. Nice body shot lands for Cotto.  Cotto backs him up to the ropes and digs to Trout's body. A break in the action as Trout lands a low blow. Trout lands a couple of lefts. Left hook lands for Cotto. Round to Cotto.

Cotto 47 Trout 48

ROUND 6
Left hook lands for Cotto. Trout lands a 1-2. Cotto walking him down. They trade jabs. Trout lands a straight left. Cotto lands a solid right hand. Left hook to the body lands for Cotto. Stiff jab lands for Cotto. Now Trout walking down Cotto. Right hook lands for Trout. Cotto answers with a left hook. Right to the body followed by a left lands for Cotto. Hard left hand down the middle lands for Trout. Both men trade a flurry of shots at the bell. Close round, but I give it to Cotto.

Cotto 57 Trout 57

ROUND 7
Quick combo lands for Trout. Left hook lands for Cotto. HARD left hand lands for Trout. Right hook lands for Trout. Cotto lands a left. They trade on the inside. Cotto lands a left. Nice 1-2 lands for Trout. Left hand lands for Trout. 1-2 from Trout is partially blocked. Cotto fires back, but misses. Another left lands for Trout. Round to Trout.

Cotto 66 Trout 67

ROUND 8
Trout firing his jab. Cotto lands a stiff jab. Sweeping right hook lands for Trout. Nice left hook to the body lands for Cotto. Another left hook upstairs lands for Cotto. Nice 3-punch combo lands for Trout. Uppercut and a left hook lands for Trout. They wrestle on the inside again. Cotto lands a left hook and a right hand. Right hook lands for Trout. Another. Straight left lands for Trout. Another right hook lands for Trout. Cotto backs him up to the corner and both men trade and land some good shots. Round to Trout.

Cotto 75 Trout 77

ROUND 9
Both guys trade some shots on the inside. Left to the body lands for Trout. Cotto lands a nice uppercut. Left hook lands for Cotto. Trout lands a nice uppercut. Left to the body lands for Trout and Cotto walks away claiming a low blow. Break in the action as the ref agrees, but I thought the punch looked legit. Trout walking Cotto down. Right hand lands for Trout. Cotto gets in  a 1-2. Cotto on his bike. Left hook lands for Trout. Round to Trout.

Cotto 84 Trout 87

ROUND 10
Quick jab lands for Trout. Cotto flurries, but doesn't land much. Jab lands for Trout. Cotto rakes him with a left hook. Uppercut lands for Trout. Cotto gets in a right. Right hook lands for Trout. They wrestle on the inside. Right hook lands again for Trout. Nice 1-2 lands for Trout. Jab lands for Cotto. Nice combination lands for Trout. Uppercut lands for Trout. Another uppcercut lands for Trout. Cotto gets in a couple of shots at the bell, but round to Trout.

Cotto 93 Trout 97

ROUND 11
A couple of jabs land for Trout. Right hook lands for Trout. Cotto on his bike. He looks tired. Right hook lands again for Trout. Uppercut lands for Trout. Another solid uppercut lands for Trout. Trout walking him down and landing a lot. Left hand lands for Trout. Cotto switches to southpaw. Trout lands a solid combination. They trade on the inside. Round to Trout.

Cotto 102 Trout 107

ROUND 12
Trout sticking the jab in Cotto's face. Left hand lands for Trout. Now a right lands for Trout. Cotto fires some shots to the body. Left upstairs lands for Trout. Trout backs Cotto up and lands some more good shots. Cotto lands an uppercut. Right hook lands for Trout. Another right lands for Trout. Left to the body lands for Trout. Cotto fires to the body. Trout lands a left. Right hand lands for Trout. Round to Trout.

Cotto 111 Trout 117

Official judges scorecards: 117-111, 117-111, 119-109

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...AUSTIN TROUT

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