Canelo Alvarez v. Austin Trout: Champions Stake Their Undefeated Records

Who says boxing is dead? With the UFC leading the charge in mainstream sports, boxing has been relegated to a backseat in recent years. With no compelling heavyweight champions or meaningful fights, boxing has all but stagnated in the American sports consciousness. The fantasy of a Pacquiao-Mayweather match vanished after a stunning comeback win by Juan Manuel Marquez over the Filipino congressman effectively removed the Pacman from the pound-for-pound conversation, despite his body of accomplishments.

So who is this Saul Canelo Alvarez? If you are a fan of Mexican fighters, Canelo has been on your radar for some time now. The Golden Boy Promotions fighter is still a young man but he has racked up an impressive 40-0-1 record. The young Mexican fighter enters the ring on April 20, 2013 with fellow undefeated champion Austin Trout. Trout is fresh off his career-defining win against Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden.

Boxing is as much about the prefight hype as it is about the footwork and combinations. For Trout, the fight is about unifying the light middleweight belts and his perspective is more business than personal. For Canelo, the fight began when Austin Trout defeated big brother Rigoberto Alvarez. The narrative for this fight is Trout

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