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    Joel,

    Seriously, Erislandy Lara? The guy who got a Gift Draw with Carlos Molina and Vanes? That Lara? Lara still has to beat a contendor. It’s a close fight on paper. Whoever canimpose their style will win.

    SKERGE

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    CANELO BY DECISON. THE FIGHT IS IN TEXAS (DICKEY COLE COUNTRY), TROUT IS AT A GREAT DISADVATAGE HERE ALREADY. HE WILL HAVE TO KNOCK OUT CANELO TO WIN GET A WIN TEXAS.ONCE AGAIN I SEE THE TEXASS BOXING COMISSION HAVING A HAND IN THIS ONE.MORE THAN LIKELY LAWRANCE COLE WILL REF THIS SO AS TO MAKE SURE TROUT GETS POINTS DEDUCTED.
    TRUOT IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE (TRUCHA) AS HE IS GOING TO HAVE THE RUG PULLED OUT FROM UNDER HIM.

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    Dang, tough one. I believe Canelo will win this fight. Cotto, as a smaller fighter at 154, found a way to apply occasional pressure/body shots on Trout, and Trout looked uncomfortable and tired from moving to disrupt Cotto’s pressure. Cotto’s jab kept Trout at bay on occasion as well. Unfortunately, Cotto was unable to consistently apply enough pressure to close the distance for more jabs, body shots and left hooks on Trout. I believe a bigger-“meaner” Canelo will use his underrated jab and subtle foot movements to close the distance on Trout. In comparison to avoiding Cotto’s pressure, Trout will expend much more energy avoiding Canelo’s pressure. After closing the distance with the jab, Canelo’s heavy body punching, underrated hand speed and left hooks will lead to Trout’s exhaustion and TKO downfall in the later rounds (maybe 10th or 11th). E-Man.

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    Great fight. Nice to finally see Canelo step up. It really is a pick ‘em matchup. If it goes to the cards, I have a feeling Canelo wins regardless of the actual outcome. He’s the draw here and they’ll want to keep him relevant.

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    Both fighters have talent but looking deeper, Canelo has that Keith Thurman smell to him. A fighter with 40 plus fights finally matched up against a prime guy makes me think GBP isnt quite as sold as they want us to believe. Canelo’s a money maker but the fact that he was kept away from E. Lara (a fighter who would beat him using slick skills) means they know Canelo’s good, but not a world beater. Much like Thurman, Golden Boy has used guys who dont pose a serious threat to raise his stock (I hear Richard Schaefer is flying to Puerto Rico next week to go to Hector Camachos grave and offer him a contract to fight Thurman..who by the way, made an ass out of himself trying to clown Maliggnaggi..oops…wrong move against a talker like Paulie). Canelo getting hit by a natural 154 pounder will make all the difference on his pale skin. The height, reach, southpaw factor and educated jab in his face all night will be a problem. Trout by hard fought decision (but wouldnt be surprised if Canelo gets it by “split” decision. Dont forget…money talks and a Mayweather fight is looming.

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    Definitely gotta give it up to all involved. Fantastic match up. I’ll give my prediction at a later date.

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    hammer fists. you are giving too much creditto trout and not enuff to canelo. this is no easy fight for either of them. trout beat a slow fighter in cotto. canelo is younger faster and stronger

  • David in Dunedin
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    I like Trout as well but I think they rob him like they did Whitaker twenty years ago. I heard the cheapest seats are going for 10 dollars! It will be interesting to see how many people show up.It will also be interesting to see how many ppv’s Floyd puts up without Mexico’s golden boy fighting on his undercard.

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    Been waiting for someone to dust Canelo off for a long time. That British dude that fought him in Mexico City, put on a boxing exhibition without throwing a punch. If he wouldn’t have thrown there would be no Canelo right now. Easy fight for Trout.

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