Trout: Canelo’s going to try and overpower me
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champ Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) says he already knows what WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) will be attempting to do when they face each other on April 20th at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Trout sees Canelo attempting to blast him out like he’s done against the mostly fodder that Golden Boy Promotions has put in the ring with the young 22-year-old Canelo.
Trout said to Fighthype.com “He is going to try and overpower me, and I feel like I have more than one way to skin a cat.”
There’s no question that Canelo is going to try and overpower Trout with shots, because that’s Canelo’s whole game. He doesn’t try to box guys; his main focus on just looking to hit them as hard as he can to get them out of there. But in his recent fight against 41-year-old Shane Mosley you could see Canelo’s weaknesses being revealed in that fight in terms of his stamina, and his stubborn insistence to try and score a KO at all costs.
Canelo literally turned red in the face from exhaustion and perhaps anger at the fact that Mosley wouldn’t crumble like the steady stream of washed up has-beens that Canelo had previously been matched against to build up his impressive looking resume.
Canelo says he wants to avenge his brother Rigoberto’s lopsided loss to Trout, according to Steve Kim, and that’s going to make Canelo even more intent on trying to KO Trout. What this means is that Canelo is going to be looking to cut off the ring on Trout so that he can throw his power shots and to try and get him out of there.
This isn’t going to work well for Canelo because Trout thrives on beating limited sluggers without much boxing skills like Canelo. Trout has the speed, the reach, and the movement to give Canelo fits on April 20th.
We could see Canelo get badly dominated in this fight, especially if he’s fighting for the wrong reasons to try and avenge his brother Rigoberto’s loss to Trout. If this was a three round bout, then yeah I think Trout would be in trouble because he would be forced to stand and trade with Canelo in order to win the fight, but this is 12 rounds, and he’s got a lot of time and a lot of room to skin the orange-haired Canelo in front of his fans in San Antonio.