Showtime will be televising one of the top fights of the year on Saturday, April 20th as WBC light middleweight title holder Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez goes up against WBA light middleweight title holder Austin Trout. Let’s take a look at this battle of unbeaten fighters.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s)
Alvarez comes into this fight with a record of 41-0-1 with 30 knockouts. He has a gaudy record with 41 wins but many people believe he hasn’t fought anyone of note since 2011. There is no question that Alvarez has a lot of talent but you can make a strong case that Trout will be the toughest opponent he has faced.
Austin Trout (26-0-0, 14 KO’s)
Trout is coming off the biggest win of his career as he went into New York and beat Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision. Not only did Trout win that fight, he dominated Cotto in convincing fashion. Now he will try and do the same thing to Alvarez. “We are keeping the same formula as the camp for Cotto,” Trout said. “Cotto is a great fighter. Canelo is quicker, stronger, bigger. But I'm still the bigger man and I feel I will be the faster man.” The key for Trout will be dealing with the circumstances since most of the 50,000 fans in San Antonio will be cheering for Alvarez. “It's fine,” Trout said, “Again. Once again I'm the B side. But, in my mind, I'm the A side. I'll make that walk and it will be great. I'll be nervous. It's the same every time.”
Alvarez is about a 2-1 favorite in boxing odds to win this fight against Trout. Both fighters come into this fight unbeaten and you can make a case for either of them winning this fight. Canelo will have the edge in fan support with the bout taking place in San Antonio while Trout has the edge in speed. Trout has a real chance to win this fight if he doesn’t get screwed by the judges with the fight being in San Antonio and with almost all of the fans cheering for Canelo.