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 Last update:  12/4/2012       Read more by Ernesto Castellanos            &
   
Canelo, Reynoso are Open To Facing Trout on May 4th
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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.

Tags: Saul Alvarez , Austin Trout



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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]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 !

all of a sudden they are
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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