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CANELO DEFEATS TROUT VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION TO UNIFY WBC AND WBA JR. MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLES

By Ben Thompson | April 21, 2013
CANELO DEFEATS TROUT VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION TO UNIFY WBC AND WBA JR. MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLES

Moments ago at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, WBC jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez proved that he's a force to be reckoned with, defeating the previously undefeated Austin Trout via unanimous decision and unifying the WBC and WBA jr. middleweight titles in the process. The action was fast and furious from the beginning, with Trout doing his best to use his jab and boxing skills to slow down the pressure and avoid the big punches of Alvarez. In the end, however, it wasn't enough from Trout, as the judges gave the nod to Alvarez with scorecards of 115-112, 116-111, and 118-109. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

ROUND 1
Trout quickly takes the center of the ring. Trout flicks his jab out. Canelo patiently waiting. A couple jabs land for Trout. Left to the body lands for Trout. Right from Canelo is partially blocked. Now a jab lands for Canelo. Canelo misses with a wild right hook. They trade some shots against the ropes. Not much to choose from in that round. Round to Trout just based on him landing a few jabs.

Trout 10 Alvarez 9

ROUND 2
Stiff jab lands for Trout. Right hook lands for Trout. Canelo trying to close the distance. Trout keeping that jab in Canelo's face. Right gets in for Canelo. HARD 1-2 lands for Canelo. Right gets in for Canelo again. Another right to the body lands for Canelo. They trade jabs. Round to Canelo.

Trout 19 Alvarez 19

ROUND 3
Trout lands a right hook after a couple of jabs. Right to the body lands for Canelo, but then he heats a 1-2. Nice left hand lands for Trout. Right hand gets in for Canelo. They trade a couple shots against the ropes. Jab and a left to the body lands for Alvarez. Canelo lands a right to the body. They trade jabs. Trout lands another stiff jab followed by a left to the body. Canelo gets in a jab. Right to the body lands for Canelo. Close round, but I give it to Trout.

Trout 29 Alvarez 28

ROUND 4
Jab lands for Trout. Canelo answers with his own jab. Canelo lunges and misses with a wild right. They trade jabs. Left hand from Trout is partially blocked. A left gets in for Trout, but he eats an uppercut. They trade jabs. 1-2 lands for Trout. Canelo gets in a straight right. Stiff jab lands for Canelo, but then he eats a left from Trout. Close round, but I give this one to Canelo just for landing the more telling shots.

Trout 38 Alvarez 38

ROUND 5
They trade jabs. Jab lands for Trout. Canelo digs a right to the body. Left to the body lands for Trout. Left upstairs and a right hook lands for Trout. Canelo digs a 1-2 to the body. Left upstairs lands for Trout. 1-2 lands for Trout. Canelo digs a right to the body. Canelo slips a nice combination from Trout. Left to the body lands for Trout. Canelo gets in a right. Round to Trout.

Trout 48 Alvarez 47

ROUND 6
Canelo pressing forward to close the distance. Uppercut lands for Canelo. Jab lands for Trout. Double right hook lands for Canelo. They trade on the inside. Nice uppercut lands for Canelo again. Trout gets in a nice combo to the body. Canelo backing up. Trout lands a left to the body. Canelo holds on. Canelo breathing kind of heavy. Trout walking him down to the ropes. Trout unloads on him against the ropes. Canelo gets a right in. Another left to the body lands for Trout. Nice counter right lands for Canelo. Jab lands for Trout. Nice uppercut lands for Canelo. Round to Trout though.

Trout 58 Alvarez 56

ROUND 7
BIG right hand lands for Alvarez and Trout is down. Wow. Trout is up and takes the count. Canelo jumps on him, but Trout firing back. Left lands for Trout. Another right lands for Canelo. Another hard shot from Canelo has Trout wobbled. Right hand lands for Canelo. Trout lands a left hook. They trade shots. Trout digs to the body. Right to the body lands for Canelo. Trout gets in a nice uppercut. Right upstairs and downstairs lands for Canelo. Trout lands a couple of rounds. Nice left lands for Trout. Big round to Canelo though even though Trout finished strong.

Trout 66 Alvarez 66

ROUND 8
Canelo grazes Trout with a right. Trout walking him down. Canelo lands a right to the body. Left upstairs lands for Trout. Trout lands a few shots against the ropes. Canelo not being too active right now. Left hook lands for Trout. Canelo gets in a right. They trade jabs. Round to Trout.

Trout 76 Alvarez 75

ROUND 9
They trade some jabs. Right lands for Canelo. Uppercut lands for Canelo. Nice left lands for Trout. Canelo digs a right to the body. Another. Right upstairs lands for Canelo. Trout lands a right hook. Left lands for Trout. Uppercut lands for Trout. They trade rights. Nice 3-punch combo lands for Trout. HARD right lands for Canelo. Two left hands land for Trout. Canelo showboats with a shuffle. Round to Canelo.

Trout 85 Alvarez 85

ROUND 10
Canelo lands a right to the body and one upstairs. Nice combo lands for Trout. Right hand lands for Canelo. 1-2 lands for Trout, but he eats a hard uppercut. 1-2 lands for Trout. Canelo gets in a right. Left lands for Canelo. Another left lands for Canelo. Trout lands a counter right. Trout lands a 1-2. Round to Canelo.

Trout 94 Alvarez 95

ROUND 11
Trout gets in a left. Canelo lands a nice uppercut. Left to the body lands for Trout. Trout lands a right hook. Canelo digs a 1-2 to the body. Right lands for Canelo. Another right lands for Canelo. Trout slips in a left. They trade uppercuts. Canelo lands a right. Trout lands a right. Round to Canelo.

Trout 103 Alvarez 105

ROUND 12
Right hand lands for Canelo. Trout gets in a quick combo. Some uppercuts land for Trout. Canelo lands a right uppercut of his own. Trout lands a left. Another. Two more left hands land for Trout. Canelo looks content to just cruise and win on the scorecards. Trout lands a right. Canelo lands an uppercut. Straight left lands for Trout. Round to Trout.

Trout 113 Alvarez 114

Official judges scorecards: 115-112, 116-111, 118-109

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...SAUL "CANELO" AVLAREZ

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