Canelo To Face Either Trout or Kirkland on September 15?

By Jose Luis Camarillo,

According to Chepo Reynoso, manager of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 29KOs), two potential opponents for his boxer's next fight are Austin Trout and James Kirkland. Canelo is scheduled to return on September 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Last week a deal was reached for Canelo to face highly regarded Paul "The Punisher" Williams (41-2, 27KOs). However, as fully reported, Williams was involved in a tragic motorcyle accident on Sunday, and the boxer suffered injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down. The doctors do not expect Williams to walk again.

Kirkland (31-1, 27KOs) was the prefered opponent for Canelo, but he recently underwent a surgical procedure to correct a shoulder injury. Kirkland's legal adviser, Michael Miller, recently told BoxingScene that Kirkland would probably not be able to return to the ring until at least October - and they were looking for a tuneup fight to test out the durability of Kirkland's healed shoulder.

Trout (24-0, 14KOs), the WBA's "regular" champion at 154, would make a perfect candidate. He returns on Saturday in a Showtime televised defense against Delvin Rodriguez. And there is a revenge factor. Trout dominated Canelo's brother, Rigoberto Alvarez, in February 2011 in Guadalajara.

One fighter not in the running for the September date is WBA full champion Miguel Cotto, although Reynoso indicates that they would like to face him in November or December.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -PBP- on 06-01-2012

With Kirkland injured, looks like we know who next. So is this a ppv worthy fight?

Comment by Light_Speed on 05-30-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;12184416]Molina was spent and Kirkland was getting to Molina and had him hurt. Kirkland can turn a fight around and has the equalizer. [B]Boxing is a business and it is about marketability, not who is deserving[/B], everyone knows, so should…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 05-29-2012

[QUOTE=Jerub Baal;12183320]Molina???!!! The guy that hugged Kirkland for 12 rounds? - Why would anyone want to see that bum fight again.......that would be a horrible fight to watch....[/QUOTE] NO Molina the one who wooped Lara and Kirkland arsses.....that one!!!!!!

Comment by Mars Volta on 05-29-2012

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;12185121]Wait til sunday and it'll be Delvin in the mix he's gonna take that Trout into deep waters and drown him then skin @ fillet fishy boy[/QUOTE] that'd be great

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 05-29-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12183424]only way I watch vs Trout if it's free...Trout is as boring as watching grass grow w/no fan apeal or draw...what happened 2 the #1 Vanes or #3 Lara...2 tuff???[/QUOTE] As far as I know Kirkland is no. 1 contender…

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