WBA champion Austin Trout in dreamland after defeating Miguel Cotto at the Garden
Last Updated: 02/12/12 11:43am
Austin Trout: Victory over Cotto
Austin Trout admitted it was a "dream come" true after he upset home favourite Miguel Cotto to retain his WBA light middleweight title.
The undefeated American became the first person to defeat Puerto Rican Cotto in eight fights in front of his adopted Madison Square Garden fans.
"Miguel Cotto is a great champion. It's just an honour to be in the same ring with him," said Trout. "To have my hand raised with a kingpin like Cotto is a dream come true.
"I knew some of the rounds were close," added Trout. "I felt like I pulled out a lot of rounds, but you never know in a close round."
"If I agree or not, it was the decision," said Cotto. "I can't do anything, but just walk away. I'm satisfied with the job I did.
"I'll go back to Puerto Rico and think. He's a southpaw and it was a very difficult fight, but I feel I did my job. He came at me with both hands. It was a great fight. We fought to the end.''.
Asked if he would fight again, he said, "Probably," before leaving the ring and walking back to the dressing room