Originally Posted by Redd Foxx
Catch 22. Alvarez needs this fight to prove his legitimacy, but it's a fight he can't win.
its a fight he can win but maybe he's biting off a bit more than he can chew right now like JCJr did with Martinez. Its possibly too much too soon. A Cotto fight to prepare for a fight like this would have been smarter (confidence builder at the elite level) but the kid is the real deal and already fully believes in his ability. He might just pull it off but it is a pick em fight and Trout has been in with the higher level of competition coming off the cotto win.