Canelo, Reynoso are Open To Facing Trout on May 4th
By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com
According to Chepo Reynoso, co-manager/trainer of WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30KOs), they are strongly considering a potential fight with WBA "regular' king Austin Trout (26-0, 14KOs) on May 4th.
They were looking to face Miguel Cotto on the May date, but last Saturday Trout scored a unanimous twelve round decision over the Puerto Rican star.
"Cotto was a strong candidate to meet Saul, but he was ruled out with the loss to Trout. Now [Trout] could take his place," Chepo said.
Trout won his title with a twelve round decision over Canelo's older brother, Rigoberto "Espanol" Alvarez, on February 5, 2011 in Guadalajara.
Canelo has respect for Trout and considers him to be a tough opponent.
"Trout is a great fighter, undefeated, he's left-handed and very strong. He has a complicated style and he would be a good choice for next May," Canelo said.
But, both Canelo and Reynoso make it clear that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is their top priority for May. If Mayweather takes a pass, they will pursue other options, and Trout is one of them.
Canelo will beat trout and there will still be nay sayersComment by 4Corners on 12-06-2012
Yes!!!! C'mon Canelo, fight Austin Trout. If Canelo can beat Trout, I have no beef with him fighting Mayweather.Comment by Hougigo on 12-06-2012
[QUOTE=Gratide;12775184]I like Canelo , he has a hell of a punch and shows a lot of poise in the ring , somebody give him a chance to get a belt ![/QUOTE] He already did..... against a WelterweightComment by Gratide on 12-06-2012
I like Canelo , he has a hell of a punch and shows a lot of poise in the ring , somebody give him a chance to get a belt !Comment by mrlopez on 12-05-2012
singing a different tune. pinche cobardes! But if they are true to their word, ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME ginger FIGHTS A REAL AND LEGIT JMW, AND A CHAMP AT THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Post a Comment - View More User Comments (52)