According to a report on notifight.com Monday, the trainer of Saul Alverez, the current 154-pound champion, expects to be in for a very tough evening when his fighter climbs into the ring with Austin Trout on May 4.
Chepo Reynoso is the man in charge of preparing "Canelo" for his encounter at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Their bout is scheduled to be part of the mega-show which will also feature Floyd Mayweather Jr. against, in all likelihood, Robert Guerrero.
"We are pleased with the choice of opponent. Trout is an attractive fighter, a world champion, undefeated, he took the world title from Rigoberto Alvarez and he's coming off a victory over [Miguel] Cotto. [Trout] is young, ambitious, a lefty, intelligent and he will surely be difficult," Chepo said.
"At this point, all of opponents are complicated, but we want to show that 'Canelo' is a complete fighter and he has to face everyone that you put in front of him. Trout is a fighter who knows how to handle himself in fights, who thinks in the ring, and the proof is the performance that he displayed against Miguel Cotto."
Saul Alvarez (41-0, 30 KO's) has been training in his native Mexico, but he is scheduled to head to the United States on February 26 to finish up in Los Angeles. It is there that he will put on the finishing touches for the fight with Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO's).
"The idea is that first we are going to go to Mexico City, to do some interviews, and then travel to Texas where we have some commitments to fulfill. From there we will fly to Los Angeles to begin preparation on this fight," said Chepo.
Although the fight has not been made completely official, Alvarez tweeted late last week that the fight was 99% done.