Free Sample: Austin Trout on the training that will beat Miguel Cotto

We give you a small look at how the WBA light-middleweight champion plans on upsetting the three-weight title holding Puerto Rican on 1 December

16 November 2012    |    0 Comments

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I believe, of course, my reach, height and physical size gain me an advantage. They say I'm a big 154 pounder and I feel it. I think whoever gets to establish the jab better is going to be able to take the fight better. We're definitely worked on using our reach; we've also put the focus on being able to get inside and fighting inside. We keep that right hand working so it’s nice and strong, we work on different types of jabs, jabs from different angles, we're really keeping our balance and as long as I'm on top of my feet I will make you carry me back-and-forth, left and right. Right now, we're just taking it slow, working on the feet and the jab on the bag and the mitts. I've always been good at it; I didn't naturally have a straight jab, I used to use it as a defensive move, but now, since we've been working on it, it's became a good offensive set-up.

My trainer Louie Burke is a big asset and we've been together since I turned pro in 2005. I've known him since I was a young boy starting at about 10; he never worked with the amateurs until I was about 15 or 16 and when I turned pro, I went with him. He had what it takes to take me to that next level. I was a national champion in the amateurs and I went to the [2004] Olympics as an alternate, and I felt that to be on the top of the boxing pro world, I needed someone who's seen it and can take me there. My balance, staying on top of my feet and my defence have all improved. I used to not step when I was trying to move to the right, and he fixed that over the years, keeping my feet too wide, my feet coming too close together, staying on my heels, simple things.

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