Alvarez vs. Trout
Apr. 20, 2013 // 10 p.m. ET (Showtime)
The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
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These can be tough to pin down, but here's an intangible that could turn the fight: Trout has thrived in big events when he has been cast as the underdog. He remains a bit of an unknown, and if anything, he'll be the villain on Saturday. (Expect San Antonio to throw its full support behind Mexico's Alvarez.) Fighting in a hostile arena with a crowd expecting him to be the fall guy seems to light a fire under Trout, who acknowledges that he draws motivation from those scenarios. His history backs him up.

Advantage: Trout

Written by Bernardo Pilatti