Trout: Canelo should want to fight me; I beat his brother & Cotto
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) can’t understand why WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez won’t agree to fight him now that he’s beaten the guy that Alvarez wanted to fight Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KO’s) last Saturday night.
Trout remarked at the Cotto-Trout post fight press conference “You’d think he’d [Canelo] be ready to fight me because I beat Miguel Cotto. I’m trying to fight the best. I beat his brother [Rigoberto Alvarez] and I beat Cotto. Those were the two people that he [Alvarez] wanted to avenge and he wanted to fight. I want to be the best. I want to fight the best, so to be logical in my mind, he should want to fight me. Not to mention I have a belt. Why would you not want to unify. There’s nothing left for him to do, besides fight a real junior middleweight, to get another belt. But that’s my thinking. Not everyone thinks like me apparently.”
Alvarez went to the Cotto-Trout fight hoping Cotto would win so that he could then set up a fight on the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo next year in May. When Cotto lost to Trout, Alvarez didn’t come forward and say that he’ll now fight Trout, and Alvarez’s promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions is talking about STILL making a Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez fight despite Cotto’s loss to Trout.
It sounds like a bad storyline for movie and it’s kid of unreal because it doesn’t seem fair to Trout, who worked his tail off to beat Cotto hoping that he himself could then get the Alvarez fight. Now it’s not looking like Trout’s going to get the fight, and that has him disappointed and wondering about Alvarez’s thinking process.
Perhaps Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions will agree to fight Trout. It’s still kind of early yet, and it’s possible that they’ll say yes to the fight. However, it’s not looking good with Schaefer talking about making the Cotto-Alvarez fight instead.