Trout wants rematch with Canelo; feels the scores were WAY off
(WBC president Jose Sulaiman seen here putting the WBC belt around Canelo Alvarez’s shoulders BEFORE the final judges scores were announced) By Dan Ambrose: Fresh off his controversial loss to WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) last Saturday night, Austin Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s) is already calling for a rematch to clear up the mess of the decision by the three judges at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The judges scored the fight 115-112, 116-111 and 118-109.
Showtime analyst Paulie Malignaggi had this to say about the judge that scored the fight 118-109 for Canelo: “It looked like he filled out his scorecard before he even left home.”
Trout said to the boxingchannel.com “I thought it was closer but that’s what I think. I would love to get the rematch if possible.”
After the fight, Trout said “I’ll be back but I’d love to get another shot at the titles around his belt.”
It’s sad but the reality is Trout will likely not get another shot at Canelo. That seems to be pretty clear. Golden Boy badly wants to put Canelo in with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but that’s not going to happen given how heavy Canelo was last Saturday night when he stepped inside the ring at 172 lbs.
Mayweather already pointed out that Canelo fights at 170+ when he fights and he said he’s much lighter, closer to 140 than 170. Golden Boy isn’t going to put Canelo back in with Trout because the guy basically beat Canelo but wasn’t given the decision. Trout out-landed Canelo by thirty punches.
Here are the final punch stats from Showtime:
Trout : 154 of 769
Canelo: 124 of 431
Trout: 95 of 353
Canelo: 96 of 224
What we’ll likely see is Canelo matched up against either Miguel Cotto or Robert Guerrero next. After that, it’ll be the likes Victor Ortiz, Alfredo Angulo, Lucas Mattysse, Lamont Peterson, Danny Garcia, Erislandy Lara, and Ishe Smith. In other words, Canelo will be matched up with a slow Angulo, an over-the-hill Cotto, a paper champion Ishe Smith and a bunch of light welterweights. None of those are going to be big fights and none of them will be competitive like the Canelo-Trout fight.
Canelo will be able to beat the light welterweights on size alone by coming into the fight weighing over 170 to face guys that will be lucky if they weight 150.
Given Canelo’s size, he should be fighting at super middleweight or middleweight. He’s not a junior middleweight because he’s much heavier than the guys in that division. He’s like the junior middleweight division’s version of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in that he drains down to fight against much lighter guys and then rehydrates big time to have a huge weight advantage.
It’s too bad Trout won’t get a rematch against Canelo. If there is a rematch it’ll be years, and years into the future until after Canelo has beaten all the top light welterweights and welterweights. Golden Boy will likely even try and put Adrien Broner in with Canelo, but I see Broner drawing the line and saying no to the that fight because he’s not going to fight a guy with a 25 pound weight advantage over him.
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