Advertisement
Advertisement

Trout: If Canelo Fight is Close, I'm Stepping on The Gas!

by Luis Sandoval

It wasn’t too long ago that Austin Trout was considered an unknown champion who had never even fought on United States television. Things have changed immensely since as Trout is ready to partake in one of the year’s most anticipated and high profile fights against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on the heels of defeating Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto last year.

Much like his fight against Cotto, Austin will once again go into hostile territory as San Antonio will resemble Alvarez’s backyard as the majority of fans will be Mexican and in support of the red headed champion. While Trout was able to get a decision in New York against Cotto, one has to wonder can the same be done in San Antonio; especially if the fight is close.

Trout has repeatedly said he will not worry about the judges as he can only worry about what he’s going to do in the ring. When Trout was on the most recent episode of BoxingScene Radio, he was asked that even though he can’t concern himself with the judges, would he go in and try to take matters into his own hands if the fight was close in the later rounds.

“Definitely. We're going to do that anyway. Whether we were in Las Cruces, NM with my cousins judging the fight, if I felt like the fight was close I'm still going to step on the gas and try to pull away. I don't want to leave no doubt in there. I don't want to leave any thoughts in the air,” Trout would tell BoxingScene Radio.

“You know people are going to try to discredit my victory regardless so I just have to give them less reasons to have any say so about why I won. For example, before Cotto we had people telling me 'You're not on Cotto's level! He just went to war with the best pound for pound fighter!’ And then after I won, those same people that said that, what did they say? 'Wow, you just beat a washed up little Cotto'. So yeah, they're going to discredit anything. I'm curious to see how they try to discredit this fight because Canelo is a bit of a beast. He's young, he's in his prime, he's undefeated so there shouldn't be any excuses why he loses but I'm sure they'll be real creative in making one up,” said Trout.

A bout with two fighters in their primes, undefeated, and champions doesn’t come along all that often. For Trout, this fight will serve as proof that he is indeed the best Junior Middleweight in the world even if others refuse to acknowledge or give him the proper credit.

“Boxing has the best and worst fans ever. And I say that because they have some fans that are real loyal and never speak bad about whomever and then you have those boxing fans that will never give you any credit no matter what you do. So I'm not going to bank on what other people say or do, I'm just going to bank on how I feel and what I know is true in my heart. I already feel like I'm the best 154 pound champion but beating Canelo would be proving that I'm the best 154 pound champ,” declared the WBA champion.

To listen to Austin Trout’s interview in its entirety, listen to the BoxingScene Radio podcast: http://tobtr.com/s/4530497

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene Radio, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AHUEVO on 04-18-2013

[QUOTE=DoubleMM;13255746]you say Martinez is better because of "p4p" which is laughable I'd favor Trout over Sergio in a fight.[/QUOTE] You are joking right? You can't be serious, not sure if anybody is that stupid.

Comment by AHUEVO on 04-18-2013

[QUOTE=Boxing Bob;13261138]are you admitting Canelo has a built in advantage based on popularity? If you are I agree. I think it's bu!!siht, but I agree[/QUOTE] It's the nature of the beast. I mean vegas has it 3-1 favoring Canelo. 3-1…

Comment by Boxing Bob on 04-17-2013

[QUOTE=AHUEVO;13260903]Sure this will be probably the most effective way to win the bout, but you also have to remember that Trout really doesn't attract a big fan base. Fight this boring style fight will do him no good. He doesn't…

Comment by AHUEVO on 04-17-2013

[QUOTE=retnuocllup;13257523]Trout should learn from Rigondo... just run and potshot and win... hopefully GBP don't pay off the judges[/QUOTE] Sure this will be probably the most effective way to win the bout, but you also have to remember that Trout really…

Comment by KRAFTSMAN on 04-17-2013

The ref will also play a role in this fight like any other. Cotto was unable to fight on the inside because the ref kept breaking at the slightest clinch. In my view, the ref should wait at least fifteen…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (71)
Top Headlines DiBella: Thurman-Porter Will Determine Mayweather's Successor PBC on NBCSN Early Results From San Antonio Daniel Jacobs Becomes The Face of Brooklyn Boxing K. Porter Doubts Impressive Win Will Secure Floyd Mayweather Video: Jarrett Hurd, Oscar Molina Discuss Their Showdown Anthony Joshua Beats Down, Knocks Breazeale Out in Seven Thurman vs. Porter LIVE Results From Brooklyn Jack Obermayer, Legendary Award Winning Scribe Passes Away Mikey Garcia-Elio Rojas Set For Santa-Frampton on 7/30 George Groves Powers Past Martin Murray For Decision Win Video: Bob Arum on Thurman vs. Porter, Crawford, More Eubank Jr. Warns Gennady Golovkin: - I'm Coming For You! Thurman vs. Porter on CBS: CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr. Drops Doran Four Times For TKO, Golovkin Next? Conor Benn With Brutal First Round Knockout of Lukas Radic Dillian Whyte Knocks Out Ivica Bacurin in Six Rounds Anthony Joshua: I Need To Break Dominic Breazeale Right Down Porter: Won’t Be a Brook Performance From Me; I Want Rematch Breazeale To Anthony Joshua: There is a New Lion in Town Photos: Jason Sosa Gets Off The Deck, Stops Javier Fortuna Joshua-Breazeale on Showtime: CompuBox Historical Review Felix Cash, Anthony Ogogo, Andrea Scarpa, Kal Yafai Win at O2 Eubank: Is Golovkin Ready To Step Up? Fight Someone Not Scared! Frank Warren Tabs Andre Ward To Overcome Sergey Kovalev Oscar Molina, Jarrett Hurd Aim to Make Most of Surprise CBS Slot Porter: Fighting Me Will Be A Shock To Keith Thurman's System Arum: Ramirez Confident of What He Can Do Against Golovkin Frank Warren To Hearn: Joshua is Number 1? Let Him Prove It! Daily Bread Mailbag: Danny Garcia, Lomachenko, Thurman, More Semajay Thomas Embraces How Boxing Changed His Life Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep Easily Stops Outmatched Opponent Parker: Soon Joshua's Confidence Will Be Tested Against Me Golovkin's Coach: We Never Asked Andre Ward For 164 Weight George Groves Entering Last-Chance Saloon Against Murray LaRon Mitchell Stops Epifanio Mendoza in Three Rounds Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter: Pre-Fight Report Card Ricardo Rodriguez Beats David Quijano in Boxeo Telemundo Canelo's Manager Taking Smith Serious, Expects Dangerous Fight Photos: Vargas Rubs Shoulders With Mayweather at BWAA Awards Canelo's Manager To Critics: We're Back To Our Natural Weight!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement