Trout to Golden Boy: Have faith in Canelo; let him fight me
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout wants to fight Golden Boy’s star in the making WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, but he thinks there’s some doubt in the minds of Golden Boy whether they should let the young 22-year-old Alvarez face the 27-year-old defensive artist Trout.
After all, Canelo, who Trout refers to as Golden Boy’s “Golden Goose,” hasn’t laid the golden eggs for Golden Boy yet by fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. or any of the other top fighters. Instead of laying golden eggs, Canelo has been beating a lot of smaller and older fighters.
Trout commented on his twitter “I personally don’t believe that Canelo is ducking me. I do believe that [Richard] Schaefer [the CEO of Golden Boy] and Golden Boy is though. Have faith in your boy, GB.”
Canelo does seem to want the fight with Trout, but the one that’s pulling the strings and making the fights for him is Golden Boy, and judging by some of comments by Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, he seems less than thrilled about the idea of letting Canelo fight Trout.
The worst that can happen is Canelo will get beaten in a one-sided fight by Trout, and then Golden Boy will be put in a bad situation where they’ll be trying to market a fight between the beaten Canelo and the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September.
That’s if Canelo is able to get a guarantee from Mayweather Jr. to fight him in September for agreeing to fight on his undercard on May 4th. Nothing has been said about whether the guarantee applies regardless of the outcome of Canelo’s next fight.
Even if Canelo loses the fight with Trout, he’s still young enough to bounce back from the defeat. All Golden Boy has to do is scout out some more light welterweights and/or some aging welterweights for Canelo and he’ll be more than fine.