Brimming with confidence, WBA light-middleweight champion “No Doubt” Austin Trout expects to outclass WBC light middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their April 20 unification bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
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.
Comparatively, 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 titlist Josésito López.
“I don’t think he has his man strength yet,” said Trout, 27. “I will impose my will on him. I am going to take him out of his comfort level. I have to bring my ‘A’ game, box and bang, but I have the tools with my jab and foot work.”
Trout, a southpaw who is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, unanimously outscored “Canelo’s” 35-year-old brother, Rigoberto, to capture his belt in February 2011.
“I want to clean up this division,” said Trout. “I took the belt from his brother and I am going to take his, too.”
Trout is a defensive wizard with a prolific jab and great intelligence.
Unfortunately for the New Mexican with feathery fists, Alvarez is a powerhouse rightfully considered the elite welterweight prospect in the world.
A fierce redhead and thunderous slugger, Alvarez began boxing professionally at the ludicrous age of 15.