QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Apr 20 2013, 06:11 PM)
Trout better go for the gusto tonight...no time for bullshit and playing the people's champ role. I need a Ortiz/Berto round 1 from Trout, nothing less.
If he hurts Canelo, then he needs to follow up "effectively". Some guys get hurt early and actually get into the fight, and some struggle to recover, leading to an eventual TKO or loss on the cards.
Trout needs to use his jab and keep this dude off of him, because he will take a few shots just to get his own off. As we all know, Canelo hasn't been in there with a true 154 pounder, so the way he takes the shots and weight from his opponent, remains to be seen.
Canelo's fight is against the ropes, and his defense is a bit underrated. At the same time, it's not all that hard to find him either. Trout mentioned that down the stretch of the fight, Canelo tends to slow down. Well, Trout tends to take a couple of rounds off as well, so the breaking point may be the midpoint of the fight, if nothing crazy happens by the 5th.
I like Canelo's combination punches, which he's great at when his opponent stays in front of him too long. Since Trout is known to move during fights, I wonder what adjustments Canelo will make if that happens. Maybe slow him down with the body punches?
Canelo's best bet is to slow Trout down to the body, while Trout's best bet is to stick to his jab and follow up effectively with it. My biggest hopes here, is that both guys wont simultaneously use their weapons, or else we're in for a boring fight, which Trout is great at making. Lol
Trout AND his corner needs to watch out for the skullduggery that Texas doesn't mind serving up. His team needs to stay out of the ring until it's safe to step in, in the event that a knockdown or a damn near close stoppage occurs. Remember what happened in the Kirkland/Molina fight? And Molina is Hispanic for fuck's sake. They better not even leave a drop of water in the corner between rounds. Lol
I say that Trout takes this by a UD, possibly 7-5, which is usually the breaking point of a robbery happening because the other guy being awarded 7-5 for a close fight...ask Manny about that (Bradley fight). Anytime I hear 115-113, I start to worry. Lol. Canelo's not a "distance" fighter (fighting great down the stretch), and Trout is formidable opponent who will test him down the stretch, so we'll see.
Though I voted for a UD in favor of Trout, I feel Canelo upsetting the apple cart, just because I don't like him very much. Maybe a TKO in the 5th, or no later than the 7th if Trout gets reckless (maybe because of the crowd).
PS: Let's all pray that no "bad" cuts occur during this bout. Anybody ready to see Figuroa (sp) vs Abner Cotto??? I know I am.
Cshel, did you post that right? Trout by UD 7-5? (115-113-no points off or knockdowns.)
I think Trout will in the eyes of most 116-112 to 115-113, but will lose a SD to Alvarez.
One judge will go 115-113 Trout
The other will go 115-113 Alvarez
The Texas designated judge will go a ridiculous 117-111 for Alvarez.
Cole, that little Texas commission Daddy's influence is gonna let Alvarez do his thing just like Lou Moret let Guerrero get away with anything during the Berto fight. This will be just as bad. Better not have Trout get a cut eye or some shit. The doctor could look to stop it over a little nothing scrap. And Suliman and "Grin Boy" Delahoya will be so happy! I hate Delhaoy's grin!!! He's be the kind of guy that would sit there with that grin at a funeral. He's been grinning since this fight was signed. Why would he let Alvarez take a hard fight with Trout unless something's up?