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Fight Aficianado says, “Cotto will stalk and Trout will run.” … My feeling is it’s not going to be a fight where Cotto is attacking, so much as a Boxing match. These guys are both boxers with good jabs. Now, if it’s fairly close Trout will have to be more aggressive, and if Trout takes an obviously lead Cotto will have to be more aggessive. Trout needs to win big. Cotto needs to at least keep it even and he will get the nod.

Posted December 1, 2012 1:25 am 


Cotto by stoppage.

Posted November 30, 2012 9:44 pm 

Fight Aficionado

There’s nothing to analyze. Cotto will stalk and Trout will run. Cotto wins regardless the question is simply by KO or UD? I say KO but that would require Trout to actually fight at some point. Dude may just run for his life.

Posted November 30, 2012 9:28 pm 


I hope this guy Trout come with the intention to outbox Cotto, Cotto at his best when he is the heat seeking missile, fighters that stand up to him are the ones that give him problems, that said, Cotto will go to the body early and frequently to slow him down, Cotto by dec or late stoppage.

Posted November 30, 2012 8:42 pm 


Cotto’s timing, jab and footwork are superb, this idea that Trout’s best chance is to box on the outside is bizarre. Cotto’s loses came against guys who get the better of him up close and during exchanges.
People have been writing Cotto off for years but he is still here, so if Trout wins he does so on merit. I don’t see it happening though.

Posted November 30, 2012 4:27 pm 


MMendoza- Agree with the swan song thing. He’s mentioned retirement in several interviews lately. Hopefully he’ll call it a career sooner rather than later.

Posted November 30, 2012 2:54 pm 


If any fight could be won only on courage alone, Cotto would definitely score a grand slam. Based on skills, Cotto will box and move for a decision win. My only worry about Cotto is that he’s showing more and more a sad type of introspection which in my opinion is no good for a boxing career. It’s almost like he’s already in the “swan song” mentality. Having said that, Cotto just has way too much experience to throw away this fight.

Posted November 30, 2012 2:29 pm 


Trout has the height,hand speed and jab which will be to his advantage as long as he moves to his right to avoid cotto’s left hook. If trout can stay on the outside and pepper cotto with jabs and cotto gets marked and cut easily which trout could exploit. I will go with trout via decision over cotto because this guy is young,hungerier and wants to introduce himself big in the world of boxing and get great future fights.

Posted November 30, 2012 12:30 pm 

The Kingslayer

Huh that’s so weird seeing Paulie interview Cotto.

Posted November 30, 2012 12:12 pm 


Trout has to be extremely active and box his ass off. He has to pepper Cotto with jabs and straight lefts. Cotto is more a boxer and jabber than a brawler. Trout needs to move to his left away from Cotto’s left hook, but he needs to move at least 30% of the time to his right and be very active with his jab and straight right when he does—because Pacquiao showed a southpaw can score on MC very effectively this way. Pac did get that ear doing that so he ran into Cotto’s left hook, but scored tons of punches. When Trout moves right but he’s going to be attacked, so he really needs to drive that straight left hand quickly and avoid the counter hook. Don’t put too much on the straight left and crack them in with extreme quickness so you avoid the left hook counter. Corley an Judah got Cotto with the right hook and left upprecut … You’re tall, so judicious use of those will help.

Posted November 29, 2012 11:58 pm 


Sorry for the typos btw…

Posted November 29, 2012 11:04 pm 


Here’s the Golden Boy plan: Feed Trout to Cotto so they can make Canelo-Cotto in May. Canelo is a bigger, stronger, younger version of Cotto and should really beat him at this point. Have Canelo/Mayweather at the end of next year thinking that by then Canelo will be too much for Mayweather at 154. Move Canelo up to 150 and fight a 40 year old Sergio Martinez… BOOM, cashed in.
Here’s Mayweather’s plan: Hope that Marquez finally beats Pac and announce at fight no longer makes sense, so instead he’ll fight Guerrero. Best the stockings out of Guerrero and then put out a hip hop record dissing 50 Cent. Hope that by then Canelo, who’s probably bursting at the seams at 154, has to move up in weight, and the fight Amir Khan.

Posted November 29, 2012 11:02 pm 


@ Annonymous,

So you are accusing Golden Boy of fixing the judges.

Posted November 29, 2012 9:41 pm 


Anytime someone says that someone is too strong I throw his comment out the window. Being too strong doesn’t WIN Fights. Being too SKILLED or too SMART does. If being too strong WON Fights then Foreman would have defeated Ali. Ruiz would have demolished Jones Jr.

Posted November 29, 2012 8:00 pm 


Cotto by Knockout .. Cotto is to strong he’ll rip through Trout

Posted November 29, 2012 7:45 pm 


Last week Hatton lost and cried like a baby. Miguel Cotto got beaten to a pulp twice, and he came back and regained Championships and gave Mayweather a lot of trouble. Everybody thought Cotto was done after the Pacquiao fight. What a Champion.

Posted November 29, 2012 6:12 pm 


Trout is a talented fighter, but even if M/C is a bit past his prime, I believe the sad faced Purto Rican has enough left in his tank to convincingly beat this young man.

Posted November 29, 2012 6:01 pm 



Actually I’m not. Cotto is undefeated at MSG. Trout is the champ and a Golden Boy guy. Golden Boy also has Saul Alvarez in their stable. Cotto loses, the Alvarez fight is off. He wins and it’s on. trout loses and he loses his belt and the ) in the loss column. A draw works for all involved. Everyone’s happy.

Posted November 29, 2012 5:45 pm 


Cotto has been hit to much. He can barely talk

Posted November 29, 2012 5:38 pm 


cotto will win this. trout is nothing special.

Posted November 29, 2012 4:31 pm 


Cotto should win this. Trout is very much an unknown quantity but he hasn’t faced an elite fighter yet. His elusive style will most likely not serve him well as Cotto is very much a boxer-puncher who has a fantastic jab that allows him to get into his range. Should be interesting as I think Trout is a pretty smart fighter but I think the difference in class will eventually show in Cotto’s favor.

Posted November 29, 2012 3:55 pm 


There’s only so much abuse a brain can take…

Posted November 29, 2012 3:19 pm 


Absolutely no need for Cotto to keep fighting, no need whatsoever; win or lose this fight, he should retire & enjoy his family & his millions…

Posted November 29, 2012 3:12 pm 


C’mon, let’s be serious. Who has this kid Trout ever faced? His record is a long list of bums. I am not saying he is bad, I am just saying he has never faced anyone even slightly relevant. Cotto is in a different category and found it convenient that a nobody with a very questionable record is currently holding a world title belt in his same weight division.

Posted November 29, 2012 2:43 pm 


In order for Cotto to win he has to get this kid out of there early. If it goes deep lets say in the championship rounds; I see Trout winning.

Posted November 29, 2012 2:07 pm 


Cotto made a statement. To me he renew himself with that Mayweather fight.

Posted November 29, 2012 2:01 pm 


while cotto has worlds of experience at what point does trout receive some recognition? trout has been largely under the radar due to the fact that no one has wanted to fight him… as far as cotto going to the body and breaking him down? crazy!! cotto is not gonna be able to get near him.. keep the fight in the center of the ring and trout picks cotto apart all nite..

Posted November 29, 2012 1:46 pm 


Trout takes it by decision

Posted November 29, 2012 1:23 pm 


Majority Draw????? you are delusional

Posted November 29, 2012 12:50 pm 

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