According to his official Twitter page, WBC jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will defend his title against Austin Trout on May 4. "Canelo vs Trout may 4 MGM," Alvarez posted. The bout will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trout himself would co-sign the news shortly after Alvarez on his own official Twitter page, writing, "you heard it folks." Though no official announcement has been made by the promoters of the event, Alvarez vs. Trout will be the co-main event when undefeated pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather makes his long-awaited return to the ring on the same date against an opponent yet to be determined.
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