Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer is no longer confident that Mexican superstar and WBC light middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will battle WBA light-middleweight champion “No Doubt” Austin Trout on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 22-year-old Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs) last scrapped in September with an easy defense of his crown against interim WBC welterweight champ Josésito López.
Conversely, the 27-year-old Trout (26-0, 14 KOs) recently impressed with a resounding unanimous decision triumph over Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto on December 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Trout, a southpaw who is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a defensive wizard with a prolific jab and great intelligence.
Unfortunately for the New Mexican, Alvarez, who began boxing professionally at the ludicrous age of 15, is a powerhouse who is rightfully considered the elite welterweight prospect in the world.
Alvarez possesses thunderous force in both fists and would floor Trout within 10 rounds should they tussle this spring.