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Alvarez Says Fighting Trout Is ‘Personal’

Mexico’s next big boxing superstar and WBC light middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez faces WBA champion Austin Trout in a unification battle at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on April 20-and the 22 year-old Mexican is out for revenge.


Alvarez held a media workout on Thursday(April 4) at the jam-packed Wild Card West gym in Santa Monica, California, in preparation for Trout and one of the first things he revealed to the assembled media was that he is seeking revenge after Trout defeated his older brother Rigoberto Alvarez via 12 round unanimous decision for the vacant WBA light middleweight crown in February, 2011.


Speaking on Thursday Canelo said: “Because he beat my brother and took his belt, this fight has more meaning. It’s personal, because he took something from us. After I win this fight, I’m going to get that belt and I’m going to give it to my brother.”



When asked about the prospect of facing Trout in front of more than 30,000 fanatical fans Canelo added: “I’m really excited for the San Antonio fans, as well as all the Mexican fans who will be there supporting me.  I’m hoping I can give them a great fight.


“The key for me is patience.  I know he’ll be ready for me at all times.  It’s going to be a complicated fight, but I’m prepared for it. The more intelligent fighter is going to win on April 20.  We’ve mapped out a game plan and we’ll stick to it.  I’ve looked back at some of my past fights and I’m critical of how I’ve performed.  I’ve taken criticism, but all criticism is constructive and I’m taking it all in.


Alvarez knows he is facing the toughest fight of his unbeaten 41 fight career, even talk of facing pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr will not distract him.


“I’m not concerned about talking about (Floyd) Mayweather or anyone else,” said Alavarez. “I’m just focused on this fight.  If he didn’t want to sign [to fight me], that’s on him.  After this fight we will talk about Mayweather and whoever else.”


April 5,2013

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