Alvarez, Trout Discuss their Unification Bout
- Updated: March 22, 2013
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, AKA Kid Cinnamon and Austin Trout stomped around the state of Texas in anticipation of their April 20 shootout at the Alamodome in a Showtime Championship Boxing event to unify their middleweight titles.
The fighters signed autographs, posed for photos and stared each other down to promote their fight in the cities of San Antonio, Mc Allen and Houston.
Hundreds of fans attended each event and both fighters were well received by fans.
Canelo spoke about the press tour and had this to say:
“I’m very humbled by the attendance (at the press conferences).
“I get goose bumps when I get up here with everyone cheering. I want to thank you for your support. I’ll be prepared as always. We’ll be ready. Texas has a great vibe. The people here have a great vibe and that definitely helps me. It’s a pleasure to fight at the Alamodome. This place has so much history. I fight for my people. They’re my inspiration. I carry a great deal of responsibility on my shoulders, because I carry the hopes and dreams of my people. I’m undefeated and my record is thanks to my people, who support me every step of the way.”
To Trout, this tour really hit home as he was able to go back to the place where he came from:
“I was born in El Paso, Texas. This is where I’m from. I’ve been around Latinos all my life and I can say I feel like one of you. Boxing is never going to be dead when there are fans like this (in Texas). It’s a sport that is 200 years old, but when you have a fight like this you know it is alive and well. Mark my words, on April 20, Texas will win.”
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya worked closely with a former champion such as himself and was able to bring the event to the Lone Star state.
“I was in San Antonio a few months ago and told Jesse James Leija and Mike Battah that we would be back. So standing here, bringing you a big mega-fight featuring Canelo Alvarez against Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout really is a dream come true for Golden Boy Promotions and I.
Tickets start at just $10 and the Alamodome will be scaled to hold at least 40,000. More sections may be opened up if the demand is great enough for the mega bout that surprisingly isn’t a PPV affair. DLH commented on that as well.
“These types of fights normally take place in Las Vegas and are normally shown on pay-per-view. However, we had to bring this fight in particular to San Antonio because of the fans. It’s not on pay-per-view. It’s on SHOWTIME.”