Canelo, Reynoso are Open To Facing Trout on May 4th

By Ernesto Castellanos,

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cleto_Reyes on 12-06-2012

Canelo will beat trout and there will still be nay sayers

Comment 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 Welterweight

Comment 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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