One-time WBA light-middleweight champion Austin Trout believes there is now a window of opportunity for him to secure a second fight with Saul Alvarez following the Mexican’s lopsided defeat to Floyd Mayweather.
The American, who dropped a points defeat to ‘Canelo’ in April, saw a different fighter in the ring against Mayweather to the one he faced and was in agreement with my 120-108 scorecard on the night.
“Canelo’s performance was very sub-par to say the least,” Trout told World Boxing News.
“I honestly felt Canelo had the goods to put up a fight, but something wasn’t right with him in my opinion. I don’t know if it was the weight and the fact that he had to come in at 152lbs or what, but he looked pale, we’ll more pale than usual.
“I didn’t see him winning a round to be honest as he never really got into the fight.”
As Trout, 28, evaluates his next move, ‘No Doubt’ sees a return with Alvarez is a real possibility for his next fight and says he could potentially be in line for a shot at Mayweather if he can avenge his only blemish in the pro ranks.
“Since my loss, Canelo is the only fighter that I have been looking to fight,” confirmed Trout. “Now that Floyd beat him so convincingly, maybe and hopefully I will be more in the running for my rematch.
“It’s definitely a way to put myself in with a chance to face Mayweather as I still aspire to be pound for pound best – so that would be in order if Canelo takes another fight with me,” he added.