Trout: Canelo fight is looking good
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) says a unification fight between him and the highly hyped but still unproven WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) is looking good for May 4th on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight card in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Trout said to thaboxingvoice.com “The possibilities [of a Canelo fight] are looking good. I’ve got nothing concrete to give you, but it’s looking good. There should be announcement whether nay or yea real soon. I’m very excited right now.”
This is a big difference from the last time Trout spoke in which he was sounding more skeptical about the fight being made. I’d be really surprised if Golden Boy Promotions allows Canelo to fight Trout, but you have to assume that if this fight is made it’s made because Canelo wants it to be made.
Canelo must know what the perception will be about him with hardcore boxing fans if he chooses to take on a non-champion like Alfredo Angulo or James Kirkland instead of Trout. One of those two guys would likely be facing Canelo on May 4th if he doesn’t agree to fight Trout because Kirkland and Angulo are Golden Boy fighters, and they’ve already been mentioned by Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer as possibilities for Canelo to fight on May 4th.
Trout says he’s not going to just hang around doing nothing if Canelo decides he doesn’t want to fight him. He’s says he’ll look to take on one of the other top fighters in the 154 pound division, and he’ll continue to make a make a name for himself. At some point, Canelo will have to face him because there won’t be anyone else for him to fight unless Golden Boy is going to continue to have raid the 147 pound division for opponents.