Saul Alvarez Vs Austin Trout – 20th April 2013

Location – Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

WBC light middleweight title
WBA Super World light middleweight title

Austin Trout is a slick southpaw stylist type with real guile and craft, he took an aging but still world class Miguel Cotto to school in his last outing which finally won him the accolade he deserved and is now propelled into the big stage against superstar Mexican Saul Alvarez. Some people say Miguel Cotto was shot in that bout with Trout, funny that as it was only 6 months previous he was winning applauders for a gritty performance against top pound for pounder Floyd Mayweather. I say that performance against Cotto was legit in its own right, against a world class opponent.

Saul Alvarez is a special talent at only 22 he has already accumulated 41 wins against decent level opposition, littered with tough opposition and former champs. He has real fast hands and throws real spiteful combinations, not just in threes and fours but in fives, sixes and sevens…..

This is a great match up of styles and represents a real step up in opposition for both fighters, most cannot call this fight or are not even attempting too it is real exciting unification bout, where you will see elite boxing skills on display throughout.

Both fighters have excellent boxing brains that allow them to utilise their strengths and tools to the fullest, also i believe both fighters are extremely tough men with mental toughness aswell as physical, i believe both men will take one anothers best in this fight and if there was to be a stoppage i cant see it being early.

I like Trout in this fight because depending on what the judges prefer i believe Trout will dominate action during the “quieter” periods when the fight is fought on the outside, Trouts work rate is just immense, he throws counters in bunches, combinations flow of the jab and although not a big hitter he can really pepper an opponents face over an accumulation of rounds.

Where Alvarez will have success will be on the inside during exchanges and make no mistake, Trout will exchange he doesnt always run, against Miguel Cotto he always looked to provide a response. It could actually be Trouts downfall as Saul packs one of the meanest left hooks to the body in the business. Just how tough is Trout? My guess as already provided is i believe hes a real tough guy and people are about to see just how tough.

Another factor is will Trout get a fair shake on the cards if he gets there? The money flows with Alvarez, for him to lose his 0 will not be good business. It all depends on what the Judges like will the like Trouts work right and slick style or will the go more for Alvarez eye catching combinations and shots. 

I believe we are hampered on the betting front as Trout is only 2/1 and you could get 9/4 for him against Cotto, Alvarez represents a sterner test so im just not sure we are getting enough value to make a large play on this fight, however i am still going to make a play, albeit a small one.

INSTRUCTIONS 

Bankroll

£5000 – £25 on Trout 9/5 Pinnacle, Note – Make the play at pinnacle if you can as you are covered if it is a draw, if you cant make sure you cover the draw.

£2500 – £12.50 on Trout 9/5 Pinnacle, Note – Make the play at pinnacle if you can as you are covered if it is a draw, if you cant make sure you cover the draw.

£1000 – £5 on Trout 9/5 Pinnacle, Note – Make the play at pinnacle if you can as you are covered if it is a draw, if you cant make sure you cover the draw.

£500 – £2.50 on Trout 9/5 Pinnacle, Note – Make the play at pinnacle if you can as you are covered if it is a draw, if you cant make sure you cover the draw.