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Boxing | International

Floyd helped rejuvenate Cotto



Losing to Floyd Mayweather helped rejuvenate his career, says Miguel Cotto.

Cotto took on another undefeated American when he challenged Austin Trout for his WBA junior middleweight title in New York on Saturday night.

The Puerto Rican, who gave Mayweather he could handle, lost on points but said he "probably" would continue boxing.

He has been fighting at Madison Square Garden since 2005 and in December put on one of his most impressive performances by beating Mexican Antonio Margarito in a rematch of their 2008 fight.

Cotto has also beaten Paul Malignaggi, Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Michael Jennings and Joshua Clottey at Madison Square Garden.

"That's a special venue," the 32-year-old challenger said last week.

"Mayweather was an excellent fight. I didn't win, but sometimes when you lose you win. That was my case in that fight. I felt rejuvenated after this fight."

Cotto, whose professional record dropped to 37-4, including 30 knockouts, had the crowd on his side as he tried to take the WBA light-middleweight title from Trout.

Trout, who now stands at 26-0, knew he was heading into a hostile environment. "I embrace the notion," he said. "I'm not intimidated at all."

"The crowd can only do one thing, and that's make noise. They can't help him get up, they can't help him punch harder, they can't help him punch faster."

Trout says he had even daydreamed about fighting Cotto – and the dream always ended the same way, with Trout raising both hands in victory.



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