By Chris Cella
Saturday night, when Austin “No Doubt” Trout steps in between the ropes against former world champion Miguel Angel Cotto, he is more than out to prove he has earned the WBA welterweight title three times in a row; he wants to prove the time is now and it is his time to shine.
Trout–who has been 3-0 since capturing the WBA world light middleweight championship–will go to battle in the toughest test of his career as he exchanges leather against Miguel Cotto.
Not only will Trout will be throwing hands against one of the strongest punchers of late, he will be forced to perform in front of tens of thousands of fans rooting on their “hometown” favorite Cotto.
“Cotto is an amazing champion, but I feel this is my time,” said Trout. “We have prepared for this fight, and this matchup, and I believe we will bring what he has not seen before. Cotto will not be ready for what we bring Saturday night, and I will dominate and step out of the ring with my hand raised.”
About going to battle at MSG, Trout shared, “I love Madison Square Garden and I love that they are gonna be full of Miguel Cotto fans. It’s a test; an opportunity to show the world that I deserve this title shot and I will most the make of it.”
Despite the presses’ and boxing critics’ worldwide pick for Cotto to dominate this championship fight, Trout is excited to put on a show and go to battle with one of the best in the world.
“Leading up to this fight against I have been training to prove that earned this fight and can win over Cotto,” said Trout.
“Going into this fight I have had much more intensity than in previous fights, and against a former world champion I have never lost focus of the task at hand. At the end of the day, I expect my hand to be raised victoriously.”
Austin Trout has defended his WBA world light middleweight title in earning this fight against Miguel Cotto, and is anxious to show the boxing world that he is set to emerge onto the scene as one of the best in the division.
Both champions will go to battle this Saturday night on Showtime at 9 p.m. Eastern.