Showdown: Cotto vs. Trout Analysis and Prediction by Chip Mitchell & Robert Uzzell

Analysis of Showdown: Miguel “Junito” Cotto vs. Austin “No Doubt Trout” scheduled to take place December 1, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

Tale of The Tape

Age:  Miguel Cotto 32, Austin Trout 27

Current Status:  Miguel Cotto – Challenger, Austin Trout – WBA Champion

Professional Record:  Miguel Cotto – 37-3-0, 30 KOs, Austin Trout – 25-0-0, 14 KOs

Height:  Miguel Cotto – 5 ft 7, Austin Trout 5 ft 9½

Reach:  Miguel Cotto – 67 in, Austin Trout – 72 in

Knockout Percentage:  Miguel Cotto – 75%, Austin Trout – 56%

Previous Fight:  Cotto 05/05/2012, Trout 06/02/2012

Common Opponents:  None of Note

Miguel “Junito” Cotto
The body snatcher returns!  Miguel Cotto is the former WBA Super Welterweight (Light Middleweight) Champion.  As stated in past analysis, Miguel embodies a fight-until-I-die brashness that has won him respect from fight fans and journalists.  He’s a champion in the ring and win or lose, fans know that they always get their money and times worth of action.

Credentials
Miguel Cotto has been in the ring with the best.  He has fought Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Antonio Margarito, Ricardo Mayorga, Zab Judah, Joshua Clottey, Shane Mosley, Paulie Malignaggi, DeMarcus Corley, and Randall Bailey.  The Caguas, Puerto Rico native is a four-time world champion in three weight divisions.  Continue reading

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Adrien Broner and Antonio DeMarco Conference Call Quotes

Adrien Broner

“DeMarco is definitely my best opponent so far on paper.  It is the biggest fight of my career thus far.  I am not looking past anyone.  I have to take it one fight at a time.

“I am ready to show my talent.  I think this is a fight that I will be able to show a lot more of my skills.  In my last fights, even though some of my opponents were ranked, after fighting me, they got downgraded because of my high skill level.

“In boxing, a knockout is a punch away.  You always have to be careful. DeMarco has fought good guys, but he hasn’t fought me.”

 “You are going to see a totally different Adrien Broner on Saturday night.  I am going to be able to show more of my skills on Saturday night because DeMarco has such talent.  They say if one good talent goes up against another good talent, it brings out something in the elite.  I am a lot stronger than people think and on Saturday, you will see that against DeMarco.”

Antonio DeMarco

“I am very well prepared because I know Adrien is extremely talented and a great fighter.

 “I feel that every opponent of mine is a worthy one and I respect anyone I step into the ring with.  This fight is very important for my career as well as for Broner’s career.

“I’ve faced undefeated boxers in the past and I have learned my lessons.  I’m coming into the fight ready.  I’ve been defeated in the past and that experience has helped me to be ready to succeed this time.  I’m confident that my training will pay off.  I can assure you that we will put on a good show.  May the best boxer win.”

 “Whoever wins this fight will have many opportunities to further his career.  I want those opportunities.  I want what every boxer wants…recognition and success.  I only dreamt that I would be world champion one day.”

“I am happy to be fighting in Atlantic City.  I look forward to charming a new crowd when I step into the ring with Adrien Broner.  I am glad to be here and I am looking forward to doing what I love to do… fight.”

The Stars Came Out for Jonathan Ogden Foundation’s 7th Annual: “An Evening Ringside” by Chip Mitchell

Photo Credit: Robert Uzzell

 

 

 

 

 

Former Baltimore Raven All-Pro Jonathan Ogden had a Charity Boxing event at the Martins valley Mansion last night to benefit The Jonathan Ogden Foundation. I must say, it was a night that Ravens athletes, football fans, and fight fans won’t soon forget.

The Jonathan Ogden Foundation was established to assist youths in disadvantaged communities develop self-esteem, by way of athletics and education. The absence of such programs in the past may have prevented some of the aforementioned athletes from realizing their dream of playing in the NFL. More importantly, the Ogden Foundation keeps the dream alive for our future NFL stars. Soon they will fill the shoes of current players and attend similar charity events which keep the pipeline to distressed communities intact.

The charity event brought out a nice mix of entertainers, athletes, and professionals, all out to support a magnificent alliance. Current Ravens’ players Terrell Suggs, Torrey Smith were in attendance at the event along with, of course, Jonathan Ogden. Also in the house (for you WWF/WWE fans) was former wrestler Nikolai Volkoff. You may recall he used to sing the national anthem of the Soviet Union before his wrestling matches. Well, he had a change of heart and sang God Bless America this time around. The evening began with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner. There were live auctions between fights, preceded by a sports memorabilia silent auction. Then the boxing began… Continue reading