Tag Archives: Saul Alvarez vs. Austin Trout

Ishe Smith discusses the electric atmosphere of Alvarez vs. Trout and eyes Canelo as a future opponent

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith in San Antonio, Texas inside of the Alamodome following Saul Alvarez’s unanimous decision victory over Austin.Trout. Smith speaks on Canelo’s performance, the atmosphere of nearly 40,000 fans in attendance, and a possible fight with Saul in the future

Robert Garcia on Saul Alvarez’s desire to face Mayweather and the recent setbacks of Nonito Donaire and Brandon Rios

Saul Alvarez prior to his fight with Austin Trout this past weekend in San Antonio, TX (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

With his entertaining unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout this past Saturday night, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is presently the man of the hour.

Dropping his cagey southpaw foe in the seventh round and landing sharp punches throughout, Alvarez came away with a unanimous decision victory over Trout inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in a Showtime-televised clash that saw his stock rise even further.

And while the scorecards reading 118-109, 116-111, and 115-112 didn’t do justice to highlight just how competitive the match really was, there’s no denying the star appeal that the 22-year old Alvarez has as the boxing world eyes his next move.

Catching up with some boxing insiders after the unification bout, I got two-time Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia’s opinion on Canelo’s performance and what his future holds, including a possible match with Floyd Mayweather down the road.

Saul Alvarez vs. Austin Trout post-fight presser: Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa eyes the future

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as lightweight prospect Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa (21-0-1, 17 KO’s) addressed the media following his 1st round knockout over Abner Cotto. Figueroa fought on the Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout undercard in a Showtime-televised attraction

‘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.

Saul Alvarez vs. Austin Trout post-fight presser: ‘No Doubt’ accepts defeat, speaks on facing Canelo

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas following Saul Alvarez’s unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout. In this video, Trout speaks at the post-fight press conference and promises that he will return strong

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

Oscar De La Hoya disses Rigondeaux vs. Donaire and wants Omar Figueroa vs. Juan Diaz in 2013

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, as Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya addressed the media following Saul Alvarez’s victory over Austin Trout on April 20, 2013. Hear what De La Hoya had to say about lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa’s performance on the undercard, as he stopped Abner Cotto in one round, as well as comparing the fight to last weekend’s Guillermo Rigodneaux victory over Nonito Donaire

Bonus coverage: Austin Trout leaving the Alamodome with his head held high after loss to Canelo

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout made his exit from the building following his spirited battle with Saul Alvarez. Trout would end up losing a 12-round decision to Alvarez after getting dropped in the 7th round. Scorecards of the Showtime-televised clash read 118-109, 116-111, and 115-112 in favor of Alvarez

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Robert Guerrero claims he would love a fight with Saul Alvarez after facing Mayweather

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with interim WBC welterweight champion Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero via satellite in San Antonio, Texas. Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) is training in Las Vegas for his May 4th bout with Floyd Mayweather and admits he would love to face off with Saul Alvarez, who last night defeated Austin Trout at the Alamodome

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.

Saul Alvarez vs.Austin Trout: Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias on Canelo’s win, open scoring, and a Floyd fight

Chris Robinson catches up with super middleweight prospect Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias, as he speaks on Saul Alvarez’s victory over Austin Trout, the bad effect that open scoring had in the fight, and a possible duel with Floyd Mayweather in the future…

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Exclusive photos: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez drops and decisions Austin Trout over twelve rounds

Check out photo coverage from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez scores a unanimous decision victory over former WBC champion Austin Trout by scores of 118-109, 116-111, and 115-112.

On the undercard, lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa scored a 1st round knockout victory over Abner Cotto while stars such as Dwight Howard, Ishe Smith, Mario Lopez, Miguel Cotto, and several others were in attendance.

Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda and Showtime Photo still

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Floyd Mayweather has too much experience for Saul Alvarez, claims J’Leon Love

Chris Robinson interviews J’Leon Love, undefeated middleweight prospect (15-0, 8 KO’s), as he gets his thoughts on Saul Alvarez’s unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout on Saturday, April 20th in  San Antonio, Texas

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Video: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Austin Trout weigh-in

Our friend Jose Martino of BoxeoMundial.com was on hand in San Antonio, Texas, as WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (41-0, 30) came in at 153.5 pounds while his opponent Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) came in at 153.25 pounds ahead of their Showtime-televised clash tomorrow night.

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Photos: Saul Alavarez (153.5) vs. Austin Trout (153.25) WEIGH IN Gallery

Continue on to the slideshow for a photo-by-photo look at today’s official weigh-in for tomorrow night’s Saul Alvarez vs. Austin Trout weigh-in in San Antonio, Texas.  WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez weighed in at 153.5 pounds while WBA champ Austin Trout came in at 153.25 pounds ahead of their Showtime-televised clash.

Check out the photo gallery for an inside look at today’s weigh-in. (Photos courtesy of Twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing)

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HBO’s Harold Lederman believes that Saul Alvaraez will ‘destroy’ Austin Trout

Chris Robinson catches up with HBO’s Harold Lederman, as he speaks on on the April 20th duel between WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and WBA champ Austin Trout. Hear what Lederman had to say about the matchup

HBO’s Harold Lederman believes that Saul Alvarez will ‘destroy’ Austin Trout

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

You will be hard pressed to be anyone involved in boxing with as much as enthusiasm for the sport as Harold Lederman.

Serving as an unofficial ringside judge for HBO for over 25 years, Lederman has endeared himself to fans across the globe and his affable nature makes him someone you can’t help but to like.

While in town for Mike Alvarado’s entertaining rematch victory over Brandon Rios this past weekend in Las Vegas, I again caught up with Lederman.

As is often the case during our dialogue, I made it a point to get Harold’s thoughts on some upcoming prize fights, ranging from Nonito Donaire’s clash with fellow junior featherweight titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux to the May 4th Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero tussle and everything in between.

‘Chepo’ Reynoso claims Saul Alvarez has no business fighting on Mayweather’s undercards anymore

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with Jose ‘Chepo’ Reynoso, manager of WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, during the three-city press tour for Alvarez’s upcoming fight with Austin Trout. Reynoso discusses his fighter’s test with Trout, while also revealing while Saul has no business fighting on Floyd Mayweather’s undercards anymore…

Saul Alvarez vs. Austin Trout San Antonio press conference [March 13th, 2013]

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand for the kickoff press conference in San Antonio, Texas, announcing the April 20th Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Austin Trout junior middleweight unification match.

Sam Watson gets emotional about Austin Trout, Danny Garcia, Floyd Mayweather, and Adrien Broner

 

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with respected boxing advisor Sam Watson, as he speaks on his stable of star fighters and their upcoming fights, including Austin Trout’s bout with Saul Alvarez on April 20th in San Antonio, Texas, Floyd Mayweather’s date with Robert Guerrero on May 4th in Las Vegas, Danny Garcia’s match with Zab Judah on April 27th in Brooklyn, New York, and Adrien Broner’s possible match this summer with welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi.