Trout: If Canelo doesn’t fight me, I’ll take his title eventually
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) isn’t worried if Golden Boy Promotions decides to protect their “Golden Goose” WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) by not letting him fight Trout on May 4th to keep him from getting plucked clean and put out of the golden egg laying business in front of the entire world. Trout figures he’ll get Canelo’s title sooner or later when he’s literally forced into the corner to fight him.
Trout said to ESPN “If they [Team Canelo/Golden Boy] don’t want to give it to me, I’ll take it away in time.”
It might take Trout a LONG time for him to be able to pressure Canelo in to fighting him because I don’t think Golden Boy will change their minds about their reluctance to put Canelo in with him if it means that he’s just going to get humiliated and his pay per view earning potential reduced dramatically.
If Golden Boy doesn’t let Canelo fight Trout on May 4th, then it might not ever happen unless Trout becomes a huge star in his own right, and Golden Boy sees dollar signs with a Canelo-Trout fight. I’m not holding my breath at the future possibility of Trout becoming a huge star in the U.S. He’s too humble, and he doesn’t talk trash like some of the other U.S stars. That’s kind of prerequisite to becoming a star in America.
Canelo has a built in Mexican audience that seem to like him partially because of his different look, not to mention his good boxing skills. Canelo isn’t in the league of a young Juan Manuel Marquez, but he’ll still end up more popular than him and a lot of other arguably more talented Mexican fighters because of his look. It’s not often that you see red-haired Mexican fighters, and that makes him stand out in a huge way.
I will by very, very surprised if Golden Boy gives Canelo the green light to face Trout because it seems so unlike them. They have so much to lose if Trout plucks their Golden Goose clean on May 4th because so many boxing fans will be paying to see the fight card due to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the main event.