Austin Trout: Canelo is Easier To Hit Than Miguel Cotto

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14KOs) is not holding his breath for a potential unification with WBC king Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30KOs).

Miguel Cotto was being lined up to face Canelo on May 4th, but those plans are now in jeopardy after Trout won a lopsided decision over Cotto on Saturday night in Madison Square Garden.

Despite the loss, Canelo-Cotto is still a possibility for next year, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

"I wouldn't be surprised [if Canelo-Cotto] still happened," Trout told

"I think it was too good of a performance [against Cotto] where his promoter may not want to put him in there. I think his promoter wants to keep him as the Golden Goose and putting him in there with Austin Trout would risk all that."

When sizing up a Canelo match, Trout said he expects another impressive victory.

"It's something similar to this [win over Cotto]. He's a little younger. I think its a good fight. I think he gets hit easier than Cotto does," Trout said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Catrin on 12-03-2012

Trout fought very well but cotto fading in late rds. Made him look even better! And for the record canelo might be easier to hit, true for the solid fact that he is willing to take some to give sum!…

Comment by Beater_of_ass on 12-03-2012

Cotto-Canelo will happen and Canelo will KO Cotto. I'm a huge Cotto fan but while I do think he came in heavy, overconfident and general just out of shape prior to camp that wasn't the only thing affecting his performance.…

Comment by Pullcounter on 12-03-2012

[quote=MVOLT;12763104]that's not true....... and canelo has faster hands and hits a lot harder then cotto[/quote] hells no... the gingexican doesn't have better hand speed than cotto... he might hit harder though [quote=them_apples;12763106]Canelo is better at 154 than Cotto is. Cotto…

Comment by !! Shawn on 12-03-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12762589]WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14KOs) is not holding his breath for a potential unification with WBC king Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30KOs). Miguel Cotto was being lined up to face Canelo on May 4th, but those…

Comment by FightScorer on 12-03-2012

CANELO will get knocked out by Trout. I can't believe the Canelo hype. Canelo is a poor man's Micky Ward.

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