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Five keys for Austin Trout

After defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision in December, unbeaten 154-pound titlist Austin Trout will look to continue his streak in a unification bout against Canelo Alvarez on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.


Trout (26-0, 14 KOs), who has just one KO in his past nine victories, is a finesse fighter with great technique. Against a power puncher like Cotto, Trout dominated most of the fight and stayed away from the Puerto Rican's powerful left hand.

Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs) is also a power puncher, but he's younger and hungrier than Cotto.

Here are five keys to victory for Trout against Alvarez:

Bake and shake

Magic hook

Save the best for last

Mistake free

Foreign affair