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01 OCTOBER 2014

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Canelo Wants Mayweather Showdown


Canelo avenged his brother's defeat
Canelo avenged his brother's defeat

Mexico’s newest superstar Canelo Alvarez unified the light middleweight with a 12 round unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout on Saturday and immediately requested a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

 

Alvarez defended his WBC belt while capturing Trout’s WBA title with his signature power and incredible elusive defensive skills in a close contest by scores of 115-112, 116-111 and 118-109.

 

“Austin was a difficult fighter, but little by little I figured out how to fight him,” Canelo said. “I was connecting with my right and with my jab. My jab was perfect. It was the key.”

 

Canelo (42-0-1, 30 KOs), of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, knocked down the previously undefeated Trout (26-1, 14 KOs), of Las Cruces, N.M., for the first time in his career just seconds into the seventh round in a fight that was closer than the judges’ scorecards indicated.

 

In the electric and decidedly pro-Canelo Alamodome, the 22-year-old avenged a loss his brother Rgoberto Alvarez suffered against Trout in 2011.

 

“My brother was a big motivation for this fight. I did it for him,” Canelo said. “Trout beat my brother and he’s my blood.”

 

When asked after the fight who he would like to fight next, Canelo was confident.

 

“Obviously, I want Mayweather next,” Canelo said referring to boxing’s pound-for-pound champ Floyd Mayweather.

 

The 27-year-old Trout acknowledged that he was surprised by Canelo’s improved defense and his ability to avoid Trout’s consistent jab.

 

“Canelo shocked us,” Trout said. “He boxed a lot better than I thought. He moved a lot better than I thought. Not that I underestimated him, we just prepared for a totally different fighter.

 

“He was the better man. He was quicker. He was stronger. I have no excuses for tonight. He was the better man.”

 

April 20, 2013




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