QUOTE (Dolimite @ Sep 12 2013, 12:37 PM)
Sadly he still won that fight. I had him winning by 1 or two points. But oh well. When you fight not to lose, you lose.
Um, Alvarez lost that round. How ironic.
There's a distinct difference in convincingly winning, and controversially losing. Yeah I know, that hardly made a lick of sense. Thing is, had Trout fought harder (as if he truly wanted to win), then it wouldn't been so hard to give him rounds. Instead, he controversially lost...which means he may have done enough in OUR eyes, but in the eyes of those that it truly mattered, he didn't do enough.
Whether Canelo lost round 6 after he scored the knockdown or not, the knockdown spelled, "dominance" in the eyes of those who wanted him to win. Besides, had the knockdown not occurred, there's no guarantee that Trout would've scored a knockdown anyway, just judging by the way he was fighting.
With that in mind, the rounds woud've still been close, and the guy (read: the more marketable fighter) would've gotten the nod anyway. These reasons alone, make me hate Trout for fighting as hesitant as he did, it's almost like he didn't wanna be there.