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‘Canelo’s the man’ – Sam Watson pays respect to Saul Alvarez and eyes Austin Trout’s return

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with boxing advisor Sam Watson, as he speaks on his fighter Austin Trout’s decision loss to Saul Alvarez on Saturday night, April 20th, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Bonus coverage: Team Canelo roll out of the Alamodome in a black Suburban following Trout victory

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and his team made their exit from the buidling following the victory over Austin Trout

Larry Merchant doesn’t believe we will see Saul Alvarez in the ring with Floyd Mayweather anytime soon

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Austin Trout in action on Saturday night in San Antonio (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, former HBO analyst Larry Merchant was again in the thick of the action as WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez added the WBA bauble to his collection with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Austin Trout.

Calling the action from ringside for Golden Boy Promotions’ international broadcast, Merchant seemed to favor Alvarez’s precise punching over Trout’s determined fortitude, with a seventh round knockdown scored by ‘Canelo’ certainly helping his cause.

Three judges would agree, as scores of 118-109, 116-111, and 115-112 all favored the Jalisco, Mexico native.

Shortly after the bout, I touched base with Merchant, who shared with me his thoughts on Alvarez’s rising star status as well as his opinion as to why a fight with pound for pound stalwart Floyd Mayweather isn’t on the near horizon.