Photos: Saul Canelo Alvarez drops and decisions Austin Trout: I want Floyd Mayweather next!

21 Apr
As featured on NewsNow: Boxing news

Words: Alan Dawson – London

Photo Credit: Tom Casino/Showtime (unless otherwise stated)

Popular junior middleweight prizefighter Saul Alvarez enjoyed a convincing points victory over 154lb rival Austin Trout on Saturday, April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas, however, the fight was far more competitive than the scores submitted by the judges at ringside. Trout capitalised on Alvarez’s slow start yet could not cope with the Mexican’s famed tenacity and power and was eventually felled in round seven. Having become the first to defeat Trout, Canelo Alvarez reaffirmed his desire to take on pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr and take his zero also.

Credit: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Alvarez put 38,000 bums in seats. Credit: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

“Canelo shocked us,” said Trout after succumbing to a career first defeat as a professional. “He boxed better than I thought. He moved a lot better than I thought. I did not underestimate him – we just prepared for a totally different fighter. He was the better man,” added the American with no excuses. “He was quicker. He was stronger. He was… better.”

Credit: Tom Casino

Saul clobbered Austin’s noggin’

Credit: Tom Casino

Punching the sweat off Trout’s neck

Credit: Tom Casino

Scoring the seventh round knockdown

Alvarez extended his ledger to 42-0-1, 30ko and added the WBA and The Ring Magazine title to his WBC belt. Having fortified his claim as the junior middleweight’s number one, Saul declared his eagerness to pit his pugilistic wits against Floyd: “Obviously I want Mayweather next.”

On Trout, he added: “Austin was a difficult fighter but I figured out how to fight him. I was connecting with my right and with my jab. My jab was perfect… the key.”

Credit: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Alvarez salutes his huge fanbase whilst sporting his loot

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