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I see Good

Looks like 90% of you wishful thinkers THINK trout will win. ha ha ha Shame on you Boxtrademus shame on you. I am 8 for 8 and soon 9 for 9. Canelo will beat TROUT. No F$cking probs no probs. ha ha ha Viva Mexico

Posted March 28, 2013 2:47 am 


KOrnerman

*another thing peeps forget is Cotto started as a 140 fighter, Trout beat a guy way past his PRIME fighting weight which was 140 where Cotto was unbeaten, what im saying is Trout beat a much smaller pumped up guy and now he thinks he’s the greatest, he wont have that advantage vs Canelo who is much more natural at the weight,should be interesting though.

Posted March 27, 2013 4:14 am 


INSIDER

People saying ”Trout only beat a faded cotto”
Canelo struggled with Cotto’s brother, he was nearly ktfo.

Posted March 27, 2013 2:06 am 


Luke

Gutchman – agreed…Canello has a cool about him, excellent composure. His patience has improved vastly, use of the jab appears to be up and he fights in spots with sharp combinations. While not blazing fast, his hand speed is legit for a guy who likes to set down on the majority of his punches…..trout on the other hand is a much better jabber, better pot-shotter, and fights better at a distance. I think hand speed is actually about equal. Trout can be a bit awkward and that could bother Canelo some. Trout had to dig down deep some against Cotto. We haven’t seen Canelo have to do that yet. I give Trout the advantage on chin when you consider some of Cotto’s shots that he walked through. Another guy named Cotto had Canelo in huge trouble not too long ago!

Posted March 26, 2013 9:52 pm 


Anonymous

good post Guchman, this guy just wasted another article where Canelo wants Guerrero to win…..like it’s a big thing….we all favor one or the other…it’s part of all sports….i just posted something similar to this post and it got erased….this guy is a mayweather fan…which is his privilege…just like Canelo has a right to favor who he likes to win

Posted March 26, 2013 4:31 pm 


Titopa

Neither fighter has a GREAT resume….but Trout has the bigger/better name on his resume (Cotto), Canelos has Cintron, that’s it….it’ll be a good fight.

Posted March 26, 2013 3:22 pm 


Moonshineman

What a truly ignorant thing for Trout to say. I like Trout, but I am beginning to lose respect for him rapidly. He needs to keep his mouth shut. Every time he opens it, dumb chit come out.

Posted March 26, 2013 2:44 pm 


Jay rock

Trout is so trash it amazes me people are hyped over a lucky win over a faded Cotto please lol

Posted March 26, 2013 2:21 pm 


Anonymous

Canelo is pretty cool under fire….should give a good account of himself….

Posted March 26, 2013 1:25 pm 


Boxtradamus

This is the Mayweather Sweepstakes Fight where the WINNER will find himself on the Biggest stage in Boxing. Can’t wait to see if either guy has improved enough to make the Fight vs. Floyd competitive. Right now they’re BOTH #0 P4P. Let’s see IF either can catapult themselves into the Top 10 P4P list.

Posted March 26, 2013 1:09 pm 


BEARS

I’m picking canelo to win a clear victory. Is somebody below actually trying to defend antonio “concrete hands” margacheato? Bahahahahahah! Wow! That is sad. Dude got caught “red handed”. It tarnishes anything and everything antonio ever did. Of course I’m just stating the obvious.

Posted March 26, 2013 12:49 pm 


Anonymous

hopefully the best man will win and no b/s from judges……haven’t seen trout fight but it seems he dominated Cotto and Rodriguez, so he must have something going on, canelo pretty tough and quick handed….

Posted March 26, 2013 12:34 pm 


Happyboy

I’m picking Canelo by ROBBERY.

Posted March 26, 2013 12:17 pm 


Miatestomper

Hey Trout I can think of 2 18 year olds who had man strength and had better KO % than you . Pipino Cueavs and Tony Ayala

Posted March 26, 2013 11:56 am 


K.C.

Where’s Margacheater? Is he on a milk carton? Is he listed on the wall at Walmart? WHERE’S MARGACHEATER????!!!

Posted March 26, 2013 11:07 am 


TARK

Trout doesn’t go for the KO, believing, like Tunney, you develop mastery faster by hitting and not getting hit, and by boxing tons of rounds, than by going for KO’s. He likes to take command round by round as he gathers information on his opponent. You can study all of your opponent’s fights, but that’s not necessarily the way he’s going to fight YOU. Tunney was asked, “Dempsey charges fans $.50 to watch him train. Why don’t we?” Tunney said, “Most fans aren’t appreciative of boxing science. They want to see spectacular slugging and won’t be happy with my sparring. I let them in for free so they have less reason to carp and complain.” Trout is just as boring. He just wins.

Posted March 26, 2013 10:39 am 


TARK

We know Cheato didn’t have loaded gloves for his 2nd Cotto fight… Poor Cheato…that eye was smacked closed tight as a drum and he hasn’t fought since… Come to think of it, Cheato never scored a KO since his plastered wraps were discovered — and he took some real beatings.

Posted March 26, 2013 10:35 am 


Anon…

Hmmm… so I guess Margarito’s team expected that Mosely and his friends would have approved of his gloves also then? If they weren’t found in the locker room.

Posted March 26, 2013 9:57 am 


te tumbo

“so how do you know that Cotto’s team approved of them prior to their first battle te tumbo?” the NSAC’s Kieth Kizer is on record verifying that this was the case. it’s also the rule and customary for a corner to inspect and sign-off on an opponent’s gloves before a fight. this is precisely what happened before Cotto’s first bout v. Margarito. everything else is Tony-Hating revisionist history . . . but not on my watch.

Posted March 26, 2013 9:54 am 


MNboxingFAN – Sean

I honestly don’t care who wins. Either way it should be a great fight!

Posted March 26, 2013 9:01 am 


mcfan

EXUSE ME.

POUNDER!!

Posted March 26, 2013 6:31 am 


mcfan

Trout WINS THIS ONE HANDS DOWN!! Trout has fought only at 160 and 154. Canelo is a 154 pound belt holder but in 40 fights has not yet fought a true 154 popunder!

Trout is TOO BIG AND TOO FAST!!!

Posted March 26, 2013 6:30 am 


Nostradamus

My brain hurts

Posted March 26, 2013 6:26 am 


Anon…

Margacheato’s handwraps were not a question until the Mosely incident so how do you know that Cotto’s team approved of them prior to their first battle te tumbo? Trout seems to have a wider point spread than Floyd against Cotto when they fought.But I missed that one and fighting may would probably inspire greater motivation than fighting trout.

Posted March 26, 2013 4:05 am 


TARK

Trout won’t KO Canelo… He has one KO in his last 9 fights… If he wants to win he has to stick rounds in the bank and keep putting them there.. He has to win convincingly to get the decision, like he did against Cotto …. AT doesn’t even punch as hard as Floyd, and I think that’s one thing that convinced Canelo’s people to take the fight.

Posted March 26, 2013 1:56 am 


me

trouts knocking canelo out but should be a great fight two good young undefeated fighters

Posted March 25, 2013 10:56 pm 


Hidalgo

Trout will be looking to pop Canelo from the outside, then holding to tie Canelo up on the inside. Trout faired no better with Cotto than Alvarez did with Mosley. It’s a fairly even match between these two. But like I said, I’ll take Canelo by SD, and it won’t be a robbery.

Posted March 25, 2013 10:10 pm 


Luke

Opponent by default…fell through…potential opponents….supposed to….with Canelo’s international appeal and Goldenshower’s power and leverage all those phrases don’t mean squat…fact is, they can get anyone they want for Canello, save, maybe, money may.

Posted March 25, 2013 10:09 pm 


HHLondon

Trout has fought no one, beat an old Cotto at 154, so what?

Posted March 25, 2013 10:08 pm 


te tumbo

“those losses are [Margarito (with Cotto approved handwraps)], PAC man (hof) [at an inexplicable catchweight], money (hof) [and it showed], and trout”, which confirmed that Cotto is no legit 154lbr. just a great welter with a big following who can no longer make 147lbs. hence the glorified gatekeeper status at 154lbs.

Posted March 25, 2013 9:47 pm 


te tumbo

“During Canello’s alleged maturation, why wasn’t he thrown more than ONE (Cintron) 154 pounder?!!” Once AGAIN, Williams, Kirkland, Cotto, and Ortiz fell through. Lopez became an opponent by default following his unexpected yet impressive win over Ortiz who was himself the fourth choice following Kirkland and Cotto wisely declining Canelo’s challenges. add Mayweather to that list of potential opponents who just can’t bring themselves to collecting a significant PPV payday v. Alvarez. otherwise, Canelo is avoiding NObody including Trout who he was supposed to be “avoiding” for all of a couple of months(?). Trout will be the final stepping stone that will make Alvarez UNavoidable. Btw, nothing legacy-defining about Cotto’s rematch “win” v. Margarito, which was marred by pre-fight antics, Arum approved judges, and a ring-doctor who coincidentally decided to stop the fight at just the moment that Cotto was once again and predicrably fading v. Margarito’s unrelenting charge. that was the most bogus and unsatisfying “win” of Cotto’s notable career. morre like a blemish than redemption for his kneel-down in their first fight v. handwraps that were inspected and approved by Cotto’s cornermen. unless one insists that Cotto’s corner is unqualified to inspect and approve handwraps, that was as legit and impressive a win as any in Boxing.

Posted March 25, 2013 9:44 pm 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

You’re right…. there is NO shame in any of those losses. I’m sure Cotto’s got something left in the tank, and who knows how long he’ll keep fighting, but he’s definitely on the down slope after being king of the hill. Hence the words “former” world champion. Cool guy, though.

Posted March 25, 2013 9:30 pm 


Luke

Off the top of my head…those losses are cheato (with plaster), PAC man (hof), money (hof), and trout. Now, his best days are behind him but there are no shame in any of those names but one. Cotto could conceivably have something left in the tank. Just using him the only legit measuring stick!!

Posted March 25, 2013 9:21 pm 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

“Rapidly deteriorating Cotto” as in lost his last two fights in a row and has lost 4 fights in four years. He’s a four-time world champion in three weight divisions and now he holds ZERO titles and has become a “glorified gatekeeper,” as Te Tumbo said. He beat Yuri F’ing Foreman of all paper champions for that Jr. MW title, so it’s not like he really earned it. Frankly, Cotto’s reach is a little too short to be top echelon at 154 lbs. and he’s lost a step or two. He belongs at 140-147lbs, but is clearly in the twilight of his career at this point and not going back down in weight. He’d be wise to avoid a brutal beating at the hands of Canelo — unless he’s desperate for a big payday and trying to cash out before retirement.

Posted March 25, 2013 9:10 pm 


Luke

A brief review of Cotto’s 54 ledger shows a rather dominant stoppage of the great plaster fisted Margi’cheato. How soon we forget such a career defining win?!! Of course, Margi’cheato deserved the same fate as Louis Resto, only more time.

Posted March 25, 2013 9:01 pm 


Grande Pilinga

Cotto had trout running all over the ring until he wore out, If Cotto could bully him for about 5 or 6 rounds, Cinnamon got this in the bag. Cotto is smaller than Canelo and tends to fade very quickly. Canelo by UD.

Posted March 25, 2013 8:55 pm 


Luke

To clarify…toughest somewhat recent fight…I really like Canelo but the way he has been protected as a champion is BAD FOR BOXING. The way he has been fed 140 & 147 pounders is BAD FOR CANELO. As a result, we will see an ill prepared Canelo vs Trout. He may still win, but I’m going with Trout based on wins over Cotto and D Rod. During Canello’s alleged maturation, why wasn’t he thrown more than ONE (Cintron) 154 pounder?!! Bad for Canelo!! If he needed work on quickness then throw him all those little guys in sparing, not in 154 pound ‘title’ fights…Goldenshower Promotions is largely to blame!!

Posted March 25, 2013 8:53 pm 


te tumbo

“I thought Cotto was Floyd’s toughest fight . . .” said Who?!? anyway, you thought wrong and should’ve known better. Cotto is a glorified 154lb gatekeeper. a brief review of his 154lb resume, wins, and losses will tell you that. if Canelo wanted nothing to do with Trout it’s because he was already targeting the likes of Williams, Kirkland, Cotto, and Mayweather. Trout remains in the Lara, Vanes, Angulo, and Thurman competitive bracket and if it wasn’t for his win v. Cotto, Canelo would be criticized for cherrypicking, i.e., Canelo is supPosed to defeat Trout. the contrary would be a major upset.

Posted March 25, 2013 8:10 pm 


Doonesbury

Well…maybe Floyd is fading.

Posted March 25, 2013 8:06 pm 


Luke

….from New Mexico…humor.

‘Rapidly deteriorating Cotto’. Based on what? His performance against Floyd? I thought Cotto was Floyd’s toughest fight, and that wasn’t too long before Cotto Trout!!

Posted March 25, 2013 7:55 pm 


Doonesbury

“Trout is no American….he’s New Mexican”????

Posted March 25, 2013 7:29 pm 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

Trout is the Devon Alexander of the Jr. MW division. He has great hand speed and really good movement, but his punches are all flash and no bash. Mere feather-dusters that give some judges the illusion that he’s landing more than he really is. Trout didn’t land more than 5-7 hard, meaningful shots in 12 rounds against Rodriguez. Delvin gave AT a very competitive fight, and although his didn’t win, was shorted on the score cards. And Delvin is no champion caliber world-beater by any stretch of the imagination. One close win against a rapidly-deteriorating Cotto and dudes are hyping AT like he’s the second coming. If Canelo hits him with some of those same shots DR hit him with, he’s gonna get rocked and probably stopped.

Posted March 25, 2013 7:23 pm 


Luke

I like Canelo a whole bunch, but you’re right, his most significant win is Cintron…and, the more we see Cintron, the more insignificant that win becomes…apologies, Hatton fought most his fights between 42 and 47.

Posted March 25, 2013 6:55 pm 


Papo

We can’t blame boxing fans for being skeptical about Canelo’s chances in this fight. Sure, he has won 40 fights, but those fights have been carefully chosen. I couldn’t believe my ears when I first heard about the Canelo-Trout bout, since after the Cotto-Trout fight it appears Canelo didn’t want anything to do with Trout.

On the other hand, I don’t think Canelo had a choice in the matter due to the immense criticism he received from many boxing fans, especially when he elected to fight Joselito. For a 154 pound fighter, looking for opponents at the 147 pound division is bad enough, but when he chose Joselito, who was really a 140 pounder, it was just terrible, not just for him, but for the sport of boxing in general.

I must lean towards Trout in this fight because Canelo’s resume really lacks viable opponents. Though it’s obvious that he can punch, he hasn’t fought anyone with Trout’s skills. It’ll be interesting to see if Canelo can adapt to fight a bigger opponent after fighting an older Shane and a small Joselito. He’ll be fighting at a different level and it’s not going to be a walk in the park for him.

My prediction is Trout by decision.

Posted March 25, 2013 6:46 pm 


Luke

I’m sorry, that’s right, he fought for the vacant 154 title against Matt Hatton, a natural 140 pounder. Artificial perch, you say??

Posted March 25, 2013 6:42 pm 


Luke

Trout is no American…he’s New Mexican!!

Artificial perch?? Did Canello win his title, or was he awarded it??

Posted March 25, 2013 6:38 pm 


te tumbo

“. . . have a feeling the judges will rob the true winner”. Me too, which is why Canelo must win by KO, which is par for the course for any Mexican fighter attempting to topple an American fighter from their artificially-inflated perch. U.S. scorecards are notorious for favoring American fighters.

Posted March 25, 2013 5:54 pm 


Lenzo

Looking foward to this one but have a feeling the judges will rob the true winner.

Posted March 25, 2013 5:46 pm 


matthews

I would like to see Canelos parents. You know what they say mamas baby, daddy’s maybe. Hell he looks Irish or somewhere from the UK.

Posted March 25, 2013 5:39 pm 


Luke

Boxtra will believe whatever the puch stats tell him. And, of course those stats are always bout as reliable as the punch stats that make up OLYMPIC SCORING…as big a joke as our fight prophet friend!!

Posted March 25, 2013 5:32 pm 


Luke

Canelo def has his man strength!!! Against, natural 140 pounders!!

Posted March 25, 2013 5:30 pm 


Luke

Canelo’s biggest win….wait – what’s his name??

Trout’s biggest win…Cotto

Advantage…Trout in a big way!!!

Posted March 25, 2013 5:26 pm 


lman

It would be like Hopkins v Dawson imo

Posted March 25, 2013 5:15 pm 


lman

I just hope whoever wins it wins it decisively, i would prefer canelo to win simply because I believe it would make for a better fight if Floyd does face the winner, however I also think trout would pose some problems for Floyd, I just can’t see it being a very entertaining fight unless one or both guys decide to do a 180 style wise, but I don’t see it happening, I see a very defensive fight with lots of feinting, jabbing, slipping and moving, and very few and tentatively thrown powershots

Posted March 25, 2013 5:13 pm 


TARK

Smith says flatly, “Canelo is one of those fighters that matured early in his career, and he’s about as good as he’s ever going to get.” We can’t tell yet. True, many guys start boxing as little kids and grow sick of it. They’re headed downhill by 30, losing the hunger, losing the love, and grow tired of getting hit in the head. Canelo is well rounded and better grounded than most kids. He loves Boxing too much to burn out. He may be more fluid and rangier with his jab in this fight, with improved feinting skills. I want to see him change up the intensity and flow of his punches better. He’s always working on his stance and footwork so he can move more fluidly. He’s somewhat stiff and square with his stance and sees that as a weakness. His defense and head movement are skills he acknowledges he can improve on. Trout is a very risky opponent right now, and very skilled. Trout points out Canelo’s man strength hasn’t emerged, dropping a clue to AT’s strategy. Man strength peaks between 25 and 35, but Canelo’s a very strong kid. And we may not see the best Canelo until he’s 28 or older. I pick Canelo at 6 to 5. This should be a very tough fight—similar to the draw between JC Chavez and Sweet Pea Whitaker. The judging will be better.

Posted March 25, 2013 4:49 pm 


Boxtradamus

Trout is CORRECT. Ward just got his MAN Power and now he’s a SHARK. Canelo is still but a TADPOLE and that means he’s RIPE for the picking. But I’ll take Canelo by ROBBERY.

Posted March 25, 2013 4:37 pm 


Moonshineman

It never fails. The longer period of trash talk, the dumber it gets. Canelo has 40 professional fights under his belt. I don’t care who he fought, that’s a big achievement. Trout shouldn’t be trash talking, it’s not his bag.

Posted March 25, 2013 4:26 pm 


s-dot

I’m not a true believer in Canelo, I think he’s a ways away yet , and he needs the right opponents to guide his career along the right path. I’m not a fan of trout, his style is just not my favourite. All I have to say about this article though is that I find it funny that a guy with a roughly 54% KO rate is saying a guy with a 73% ko rate doesnt have “man” strength…

Posted March 25, 2013 3:59 pm 


FEARS

Although Trout always enters the ring in top shape, he must be in exceptional condition in order to win this one. I do believe Trout can outbox Canelo handily, but to do it and avoid the thunderous power of Canelo for 12 rounds will require a lot of movement and discipline to stick to the game plan. If Canelo can impose his will on Trout and make a more physical fight, it may be a long night for Trout.

Posted March 25, 2013 3:17 pm 



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