"I'm always here to face the best opponent out there, in every chance, and sometimes the best ones were in higher divisions," he said, "and I just tried to put myself out there."
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"I plan on making history," Trout said. "Not because I made Miguel Cotto a five-time world champion, but because I will be the only person to beat Miguel Cotto in New York."
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