Trout: Canelo wants to take my belt and give it to his brother Rigoberto; Why?

canelo443By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) doesn’t understand WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s goal of beating him and then handing Trout’s WBA strap to his brother Rigoberto Alvarez, who Trout soundly beat by a 12 round unanimous decision two years ago.

Trout said to RingTV “I hear that he wants to take my belt and give it to his brother [Rigoberto]. I’m like, ‘Why?’ His brother didn’t deserve his belt either. Is that an Alvarez tradition? He’s not going to get my belt.”

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Canelo: Without a doubt I’m going to beat Trout

canelo44By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) says there’s no question in his mind that he’s going to beat WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) on April 20th and make him pay for having beaten his brother Rigoberto Alvarez two years ago.

Canelo says he was at that fight and he was very unhappy that all he could do was watch without helping his brother out. Trout beat Rigoberto by a 12 round unanimous decision in one of Trout’s easier fights of his career.

Canelo said to Showtime: “You could say the revenge is about blood. When I saw him at the press conference, I wanted to fight him already to see who’s better. It’s personal because Trout won against my brother.

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Trout: Canelo might as well leave his title belt with me right now

trout335By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) doesn’t see himself having any problems beating the younger 22-year-old, flat-footed WBC 154 lb. title holder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) in two weeks in their fight on Showtime at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas.

A crowd of 35,000 is expected for the 72,000 seat arena, but Trout isn’t worried about Canelo’s fans changing the outcome out of the fight as long as none of them are allowed in the ring to help him out when things start going downhill for the Mexican fighter.

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De La Hoya: Mayweather is scared of Canelo

alvarez45By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions seems to be bummed out that Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t fight one of De La Hoya’s Golden Boy stable fighters in WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s), so now De La Hoya is saying the reason why Mayweather doesn’t want to is because he’s afraid of fighting Canelo.

De La Hoya told esnewsreporting.com “Unfortunately, Floyd didn’t want to sign a contract in advance to fight Canelo. So ask yourself this: Is Floyd scared to fight Canelo? I think he is…in order to beat Mayweather you don’t need to be a strong fighter; you need to be a smart fighter, which Canelo is.”

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Canelo says sparring with his brother has helped him with southpaws like Trout

canelo 02By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) figures that the sparring that he’s done in his life with his brother Rigoberto Alvarez (27-4, 20 KO’s) has helped him with fighting southpaws like WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s), according to Steve Kim.

Canelo and Trout will be fighting on April 20th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. There are concerns that the 22-year-old Canelo, who fights out of the orthodox fighting stance, will have problems with Trout’s southpaw stance and will be too cautious.

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Lara wants Canelo-Trout winner or Mayweather

lara212By Allan Fox: #1 WBC junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) has his sights set on fighting the winner of the April 20th unification bout between WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA champion Austin Trout. Lara also wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. is possible.

Lara, 29, has to get past #9 WBC Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s) in their fight on June 8th in Carson, California, but if Lara can win that fight then he’ll definitely be in line to face the Canelo vs. Trout winner.

Lara said to RingTV “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight…Floyd Mayweather.”

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Canelo-Trout: Can Austin beat the house fighter Canelo at the Alamodome?

1316By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) may be from Mexico and WBA champ Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) from the United States, but Canelo will very much be considered the house fighter when he steps inside the ring on April 20th to face Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

With San Antonio being near the Mexican border and the city having with 63% of the people of Mexican origin, Canelo is going to be considered the home fighter in this bout. What this means in terms of the fight is that if the bout is anywhere close, we’ll likely see Canelo get the nod. I expect that and I imagine Trout is expecting that as well.

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Lederman: Canelo is going to destroy Trout on April 20th

alvarez4532By Dan Ambrose: Harold Lederman, HBO’s unofficial ringside scorer, believes that WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 31 KO’s) will make easy work of WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s).

Lederman thinks the 22-year-old Canelo will be too strong for the more experienced and arguably more talented Trout in their fight at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. It doesn’t matter that Canelo has never beaten anyone that you could call remotely good or that he’s looked flat-footed and one-paced in many of his fights. Lederman still thinks Canelo will win.

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De La Hoya: Canelo is on the path to become a superstar

1321(PHOTO CREDIT: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: Showing a big hint of favoritism to his young fighter WBC junior middleweight Saul “Canelo Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) at today’s media workout to promote Canelo’s fight with WBA 154 lb. champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) this month on April 20th at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya said “Canelo is on the fight path and April 20th is going to show is if he’s able to make that jump.”

I have a strong feeling that Canelo’s path is about to get blocked in a major way by the 27-year-old Trout in this fight. There honestly hasn’t been much of a path for Canelo aside from a bunch of easy fights against washed up smaller fighters and tiny handful of guys at 154 that were well past their best by the time Canelo fought them.

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Canelo: I’m going to beat Trout and give his belt to my brother Rigoberto

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (April 4, 2013) – Mexican superstar and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez held a media workout on Thursday at the jam-packed Wild Card West in Santa Monica, Calif., in preparation for his world championship unification showdown against undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Welterweight World Champion Austin Trout taking place on Saturday, April 20, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). The 12-round Super Welterweight World Championship Unification from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas is for Canelo’s WBC title, Trout’s WBA title and the vacant Ring Magazine title.

The throng of media members at Wild Card West was just a warm-up for what Canelo can expect in San Antonio when he faces the toughest opponent of his career at the 30,000-plus seat Alamodome later this month. Joining Canelo on Thursday at Wild Card West was manager Chepo Reynoso, trainer Eddy Reynoso and President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya.

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