On Saturday, April 20, boxing's big month of fights continues with Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout. Canelo vs. Trout airs live on Showtime this Saturday April 20 with a fight time of 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Join Bloody Elbow Saturday night and all week for full fight coverage of Canelo vs. Trout.
This is an intriguing fight - a very close contest between two undefeated champions. It also wasn't really suppossed to happen. The talk was for Canelo to face Miguel Cotto, but when Trout toppled Cotto in Madison Square Garden, he inherited the Canelo fight. The end result is a fight every bit as compelling as Canelo vs. Cotto, but for different reasons.
Showtime runs down those reasons in All Access: Canelo vs. Trout - a 10 minute look into why each man sees this as a must win fight. For Canelo, it's all about revenge as Trout defeated his brother Rigoberto Alvarez two years ago. Now, Canelo wants to avenge the family name. For his part, Trout comes across as just a hard working, normal guy who needs this win for the advancement of his career. Here, he's the kind of person who goes skateboarding around the neighborhood with his dog, while thinking about how to best pay his bills.
Great video here, and one that definitely added to my interest for an already exciting fight. Check it out.
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