Canelo Says Trout Fight is Personal, Jabs Mayweather

By Fernando Schwartz,

WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30KOs) says the upcoming unification with WBA champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14KOs) "is personal." Canelo reflects back on February of 2011, when Trout defeated his older brother Rigoberto Alvarez in Guadalajara, Mexico. Canelo gets the opportunity to avenge his family on April 20th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

"Of course is it personal. He is a great fighter, an undefeated world champion, a difficult oppoonent who won't be easy [to beat]. We are excited about that. I'll be ready, and I'll fight him perfectly for the victory. In the fight with Cotto, Miguel did not think before throwing his punches. You have to look for openings, find the punches that work and then plug those holes. In terms of speed, I believe I'm faster than him and it will be a factor that night," Canelo said.

Canelo touched on the subject for Floyd Mayweather Jr., who the Mexican star is claiming walked away from a planned September fight. Canelo was going to fight Trout on Mayweather's May 4th undercard - pursuant to Mayweather's signature on a contract for the two of them to fight in September.

"He made all of the terms [in the contract]. There was an agreement and he did not sign it. We talked with Golden Boy week after week. He wouldn't sign and I refused to fight on his card. It dragged out week after week. Mayweather decided everything [in the contract], money and everything. The only thing I wanted was to beat him. So I was willing to take a risk with the money [by fighting on his undercard]. I just wanted to beat him. He is not a man of his word. Today he says 'yes', tomorrow he says 'no,'" said Canelo. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FALLENSOLDIER on 03-09-2013

[QUOTE=_Gatti_;13121433]Lol no he cant.[/QUOTE] Tattooed da shat outta da guy in your avi lol Can Gatti Fight??? Dont make yourself look foolish....

Comment by letsgobrady on 03-09-2013

[QUOTE=Davis40;13123310]why would floyd want to fight him last year when he was a nobody?[/QUOTE] well if you think he was a nobody last year i would like to know what has he done since then that makes him a somebody…

Comment by Pacquiao'd on 03-08-2013

[QUOTE=jbpanama;13121487]FRAUD knows, he can't Deal with the Buns Power, and that He don't have it, No Mo; The Funny thing is, El Trucho Might Have saved Him the Embarrasment, Of PUNKING OUT!!![/QUOTE] cant wait to see how you switch up

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 03-08-2013

[QUOTE=R_Walken;13121490]Its funny how a year ago he wouldn't fight Floyd now fast forward a year with a win over a old Mosely who is years past his prime and a win over Josesito Lopez who was fighting over his weight…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 03-08-2013

[QUOTE=Sweet Pea 50;13121454]Do I really need to explain it? There is a reason why there is a term on here for someone taking a world class ass whipping as "Being Gatti'ed." Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Arturo Gatti is the reason…

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