Roger Mayweather: Canelo vs. Trout could have been a draw

By Dan Ambrose: Roger Mayweather, one of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s trainers, says he wasn’t all that impressed with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 12 round unanimous decision win over Austin Trout last April. To Roger, the fight could have been scored a draw because Canelo didn’t establish that he was better than Trout in that fight.

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Would Gonzalez have lost to Burns with open scoring that Canelo-Trout had?

gonzalez54By Dan Ambrose: In watching last Saturday’s fight between WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns and Jose Gonzalez, it was pretty sad to see the Puerto Rican fighter Gonzalez quitting on his stool after the 9th round with a sizable 3-round lead on all of the scorecards.

Later after the fight, Gonzalez that he would have never quit had he known that he was ahead that much in the fight. Gonzalez thought the fight was extremely close, and that was why he chose to quit.

Having seen how WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez benefited greatly with the open scoring for his recent win over WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout last month in San Antonio, Texas, I wonder if Gonzalez would have quit on his stool if he had known how much of a lead he had after 8 rounds.

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Austin Trout seeks a rematch with Canelo Alvarez

trout011By Amos: Boxing fans had the pleasure to witness the highly anticipated WBC & WBA Junior Middleweight unification bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) and Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s). It was the fight which declared Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as the undisputed champion of the division.

However, after watching the fight, Austin Trout acknowledges he needed to do much, much more in order to decisively win the fight. Trout believed he would be able to out-box Canelo and completely dominate the fight to win a “lopsided decision.” However, Canelo surprised the boxing public and even Trout with an improved defense and footwork which had not been seen before. Canelo did not merely come forward and had a much different game plan than some writers thought he would have.

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Trout: I beat Canelo, and I want a rematch!

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By Dan Ambrose: After having now watched his fight against WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) from last month on April 20th, former WBA junior middleweight champion (26-1, 14 KO’s) now firmly believes that he did more than enough to get the decision against the 22-year-old Canelo in their fight at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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Trout fought the last five rounds with an injured ankle in Canelo fight

trout6565By Dan Ambrose: Little does anyone know that former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout had to struggle in the last five rounds with a badly injured right ankle that he injured in the 7th round in his 12 round decision loss to WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last Saturday night.

Shukree Shabazz from Team Trout told “Nobody knew at the time. He [Trout] just gritted his teeth and went out there. If you look at the film you can see that he injured his ankle.”

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Canelo-Trout: One judge had Canelo up 8 rounds to none after 8

IMG_2071(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Dan Ambrose: In a sign of what former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout was up against last Saturday night in his fight against WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, one judge, Stanley Christodoulou, had Canelo up 80-71 after eight rounds.

In other words, the judge hadn’t given Trout a single round. This judge had given Canelo every round of the fight. That’s pretty sad and it just showed what Trout was facing in terms of judging at the fight because anyone with two eyes could see that Trout had won at least seven of the first eight rounds of the fight easily against a tiring, red-faced Canelo.

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Canelo: Mayweather is who I want next

IMG_1734(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Dan Ambrose: The 172 lb. WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) is still calling out 147 lb. welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) for him to face him on September 14th, which is the Mexican Independence Day. Mayweather fights at right at 147-150 for his fights, sow why should be fight a guy like Canelo who comes into his fights weighing over 170 lbs?

If Mayweather were to take that fight he’d be out-weighed by 25 lbs. Some of Canelo’s boxing fans think 25 pounds is nothing that Mayweather should take the fight anyway if he’s a courageous fighter.

Canelo said to the LA Times “How many times do I have to say it? Mayweather is who I want.”

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Canelo was really helped with open scoring in Trout fight

IMG_2277(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Dan Ambrose; This may go over the heads of some boxing fans but here is what I believe: WBC junior middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez likely would have been jabbed silly and easily beaten by WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout last Saturday night if not for the semi-open scoring at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The World Boxing Association unknowingly gave the red-haired Canelo a huge advantage by having the open scoring system in place for this fight because it seems to favor guys with more power than the lighter punching guys. Canelo was out-punched in every round of the fight, and even in the round where he knocked Trout down in the 7th.

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“No Doubt” Trout leaves no doubt:

trout72By Donald Crisp: Less than one day after the fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin “No Doubt” Trout left Trout with his first defeat, the internet waves are buzzing with controversy from the few, yet persistent naysayers who refuse to accept defeat, despite a poised concession to that effect by Trout himself.

There is no doubt. Mr. “No Doubt” himself spelled it out quite clearly, even for those who are hard of hearing or plainly, “special.”

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Trout wants rematch with Canelo; feels the scores were WAY off

canelo111(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.”

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