Originally Posted by Beatle
There is a reason the gambling community is putting their money on Cotto, and there is a reason that Cotto's trainer handpicked Austin Trout as the next opponent for Miguel.
Cotto has beaten many fighters who adopt a defensive style similar to Austin Trout: Paul Malignaggi, Carlos Quintana, Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Joshua Clottey, Yuri Foreman.
Miguel in fact knocked half of those guys out. The question you should ask yourself is: what makes Austin Trout better than these guys? He certainly doesn't hit harder than Zab Judah and Shane Mosley, and he certainly doesn't have better handspeed than Paul Malignaggi.
Cotto wins this 100% and he'll make it look easy too.
All the examples you cited minus Foreman happened years and years ago, and at a lower weight class.