Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Austin Trout Set to Unify Junior Middleweight Titles

May 5, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Canelo Alvarez (right) goes to his corner to during the third round against Shane Mosley at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

A junior middleweight showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout is set after details were ironed out to unify their 154-pound titles. The Alvarez vs. Trout showdown is set for April 20, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer confirmed on Wednesday night via ESPN. The bout will headline the card which airs on Showtime.

“It’s the biggest fight for Canelo, a big step up for him and a world title-unification bout,” Schaefer said. “It’s two undefeated fighters against each other, two of the best in their weight class.

“Austin Trout is coming off the big win against Miguel Cotto and can get another big win. Canelo wants to shut up all of the doubters. He wants to show he is the best at 154 pounds.”

Both fighters are undefeated heading into the match — Canelo Alvarez, 22 (41-0-1, 30 KOs) and Trout, 27, (26-0, 14 KOs).

In an interesting twist to the storyline of Alvarez vs. Trout, Canelo will be looking to avenge a loss that his brother Rigoberto Alvarez lost to Trout in their hometown in Mexico.

“I’m not worried about what he will do,” Trout said. “If I beat his brother or not, it doesn’t matter to me, but it was something I was using to entice him to fight me. But I am after his name and legacy. I got my own legacy to push out.”

If Canelo wins the match, you can expect rumblings to surface louder than ever about the fight all boxing fans want to see for the Mexican star. Yes, we are talking about you, Floyd Mayweather.

Topics: Austin Trout, Boxing, Canelo Alvarez, Saul Alvarez

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  • http://twitter.com/jsantos502 Joshua Santos

    Can’t wait for this fight! Alvarez has been one of my favourite boxers after I watched his fights against Suger Shane & Miguel Cotto.

    • Unoriginal

      Nor can I should be a great fight. You do mean jose miguel cotto correct?

      • http://twitter.com/jsantos502 Joshua Santos

        Yup. Sorry about that. Should’ve clarified.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      Same here. I love Canelo, and as a Mexican, I feel a lot of pride watching him go into battle.

  • hemanthjava

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