Canelo-Trout: Mayweather Boxing Club Insiders Discuss

By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, junior middleweight belt holders Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout caused quite a stir when they took to their personal Twitter accounts to all but announce that a May 4th clash is taking place between them.

Upon hearing word of the fight, several boxing insiders chimed in with their two cents on what figures to be a compelling and evenly-matched affair. While Alvarez is one of boxing’s rising stars, Trout is coming off of a career-best win this past December over proven veteran Miguel Cotto.

While at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas recently, I gathered some feedback from some fighters and trainers in the building on Alvarez vs. Trout.

Here’s what everyone had to say…
“I actually think that’s going to be a very good fight, an exciting fight for the fans. Definitely a step up for Mr. Canelo. Obviously he hasn’t fought a lot of tough opponents. A lot of opponents he’s been fighting, he’s meant to beat. I think this a very good step up for him. It’s a young Trout, coming off of a very big victory over Cotto and it’s definitely something that he needs to do and something the fans need to see.” – Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias, middleweight prospect (2-0, 1 KO)

“Good, competitive fight. I don’t know. Right now Austin Trout is on a high horse. He just beat Miguel Cotto; convincing win. It will be challenging, I really can’t say. Two different styles. I think it will be his toughest opponent, for Canelo.” – J’Leon Love, middleweight prospect (14-0, 8 KO’s)

“I think it will be good fight. I think Canelo, he’s an amazing boxer. He’s real sharp, real slick; moves, counters real well. Austin’s a bigger guy and if he stays on the outside and boxes him, I think he can beat him.” – Joseph Elegele, welterweight prospect (13-1, 10 KO’s)

“Man, that’s kind of hard to call. I think it’s a 50/50 fight. Alvarez will have to put the pressure. Trout will have to box like he usually does. I give Trout the edge just a little bit.” – Cortez Bey, welterweight prospect (8-1-1, 4 KO’s)

“Like I said, I think it’s going to be a good fight. I think Austin Trout proved he should be up in the top ten with the fight with Cotto. Canelo, he’s a force to be reckoned with and I think it’s going to be a real good fight. At the end of the day, when you see them guys fight, you know they’re true fighters. To be honest, I don’t have a prediction, but I just want to see a real good fight.” – Rodney Crisler, trainer

“I think that would be an amazing fight, because styles make fights. Trout loves those guys that come after him. He’s a southpaw and a counter-puncher. Prediction? I’m the worst at predicting fights so I wouldn’t want to bet on any of my predictions. But it’s a good one for sure.” – Adam Trupish, junior middleweight prospect (11-0, 8 KO’s)

“I’ve got to go with Alvarez. I think Alvarez; he’s just a beast at that weight. He’s a big guy, strong, powerful and it’s like he’s been doing that forever. He’s naturally gifted and it’s a habit now. He knows what he’s doing. I’ll say Alvarez.” – Steve Claggett, welterweight prospect (15-1-1, 10 KO’s)

“I think that’s going to be a very intriguing fight. Because you have Canelo, a big junior middleweight, and Austin Trout, also a big junior middleweight. Trout is the more accomplished boxer; Canelo is more of a slugger. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is an upset.” – Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, former light heavyweight champion and current day trainer

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 02-19-2013

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Comment by J.Dempsey on 02-19-2013

[QUOTE=retnuocllup;13051265]trout will get robbed... GBP wouldn't let their cash cow get beat by decision[/QUOTE] my thoughts too.... but i hope im wrong

Comment by Hougigo on 02-18-2013

[QUOTE=peter stark;13050890]The usual horse-manure one finds on these blogs.. Mosley was destroyed by Canelo and I don't know what the big deal was about Trout eking out a win. Canelo will wear him down and knock him--Trout--out. Mosley should've retired…

Comment by coco1978 on 02-18-2013

There goes GBP fraud. Glad canelo is taking this fight... no doubt will punk canelo for 12 rounds. Easy money... put your money on Trout, Canelo is flat footed, only fought smaller: Hatton, Gomez, Lopez and has been fighters: Mosley,…

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