By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA light middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s) is hoping to get a high profile spot on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight card on September 14th if possible. Trout, 27, hasn’t fought since losing his title to Canelo on April 27th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Trout says he’s learned from that defeat and he wants to move forward with his career to win other world titles. Trout realizes that his chances of getting another shot at Canelo aren’t virtually nonresistant.
He fought Canelo too closely and gave him too many problems for Trout to get another crack at him. The only way that Trout will ever get another fight with Canelo is if he captures multiple world titles at 154, and Golden Boy Promotions runs out of welterweights to match Canelo against.
It’s unclear whether Golden Boy will want to put Trout on the undercard of the Canelo-Mayweather fight because they might opt to put more additional Mexican fighters on the card because the fight takes place on the Mexican Independence day holiday, so it perhaps makes more sense for Golden Boy to load the undercard with Mexican fighters that will attract more interest.
Trout’s fighting style isn’t a people pleasing style due to his tendency to box his opponents from the outside and jab them for 12 rounds. He’s good at what he does, but some boxing fans don’t see it a pleasing style if they’re more interested in watching sluggers.
Trout would need a good opponent if he were to fight on the card because Golden Boy tends to stack their undercards with at least two or three good fights. The junior middleweight division is lacking in big names and it might be hard for them to find someone popular enough to put Trout on the card. It won’t be any good if they set him up with an over-matched opponent because the card needs competitive fights.