Apr. 20, 2013 // 10 p.m. ET (Showtime)
The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
It's difficult to outline the differences here before the fighters meet in the ring. Alvarez seemingly has prepared like never before for this fight, anticipating a grinding 12-round battle. That should brace him for any wear and tear in what figures to be a highly demanding fight. Trout? He has the refined ability to regulate his energy and reach the championship rounds of any fight with gas in the tank and his focus intact. Still, although Trout has proven himself physically, Canelo's combination of youth, sharp recent performances and special preparation for this clash put him over the top.
Written by Bernardo Pilatti