Kudos to both Austin Trout and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for putting on a good show at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday night. Both guys show class and heart during the fight, especially Trout after getting caught with a right hand and knocked down during the seventh round. He was hurt but to his credit he was immediately back in the fight and in my eyes, won the rest of the round. Alvarez, for his part, showed some resolve in the fight. I don't think he won the fight but he did better than I thought he would.
Both Trout and Alvarez showed good sportsmanship after the fight. Though he he clearly believed he won the fight, Alvarez did not gloat or boast and Trout accepted the judges decision with class.
Will there be a rematch? I hope so. It's my guess that Canelo Alvarez will not want to face Austin Trout again any time soon. Why would he risk it?
As for Austin? We have not seen the last of him. You can't keep a good man down and he will be back. You can take that to the bank!!
Also, look to see more of Omar Figueroa who looked spectacular in the short time we saw him, knocking out the undefeated Abner Cotto of Puerto Rico in the first round. Smart, articulate and charismatic, he handled himself well inside the ring and in his interview.