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Marquez: Trout Win Does Not Make Canelo an Elite Boxer

By Rene Umanzor

Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez has stated that Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs) should not be regarded as one of the best in the world because of this past Saturday's unification win over Austin Trout. Canelo unified the WBA/WBC junior middleweight titles with a close twelve round unanimous decision at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. 

"A win over Trout [does] not confirm that [Canelo] is the best, because there are higher quality opponents out there. This [is] an important step for Canelo and [a win over Trout gives him] access to bigger fights. He has to face the right opponents and prove that he is a great fighter - opponents like Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez, Vanes Martirosyan, Erislandy Lara. He has to fight against those kind of opponents to prove that he's among the best in the world. That's where it should be confirmed [that he's great] and where [he will] gain greater credibility," said Marquez.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 04-24-2013

[QUOTE=turnedup;13282537]He's 22!!!! He's nowhere near his prime yet..what the hell is wrong with you people. Nothing amazing? The kid doesn't have a top world trainer either and didn't have an american styled amateur career..what do you guys expect? [/QUOTE]On top…

Comment by Bermuda on 04-23-2013

[QUOTE=mex602;13282902]no you have it wrong. what rigo did against donaire was beautiful. When Lara fought Vanes...well I would have rather went outside grabbed a cricket and scorpion put them in a shoe box and watch them go at it. trout…

Comment by mex602 on 04-23-2013

[QUOTE=RlCKY;13283669]Damn I didn't know about Marquez's amateur career. [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Manuel_M%C3%A1rquez#Amateur_career"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Manuel_M%C3%A1rquez#Amateur_career[/URL] FTR, I didn't change that. I went to the page to see what his amateur career was like and that was already there. Anyways, of course it doesn't make him elite,…

Comment by Cleto_Reyes on 04-23-2013

Marquez is my boy and favorite fighter but clearly he's jealous....

Comment by low_Bo on 04-23-2013

I dislike marquez, and although I'm sure he his jealous of canelo's greater appeal, he is right. Trout was neither proven nor great. Canelo has just entered the big stage and has a lot to prove before being anointed a…

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