Mexican superstar in the making Canelo Alvarez took on a game Austin Trout in Texas this weekend, and while Trout gave him a close fight, it was the favored Canelo who walked away the unified champion. Canelo managed to drop Trout in round 7 and consistently land the heavier shots, although Trout was the more aggressive, busier fighter. The end result was a close fight (much closer than the scorecards would indicate), won by Canelo.
Check out full fight video highlights of Canelo vs. Trout here, courtesy of ESPN.
Post-fight, the big talk will likely focus on three question. What next for Canelo Alvarez? Why was the judging so off? And did the open scoring used in the fight force Austin Trout to make tactical errors down the stretch?
For more details on the fight, check out the Canelo vs. Trout results and gifs at Bloody Elbow.