In a badly scored fight, WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) beat WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s) by a 12 round decision tonight at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Trout was the much busier fighter and landed more shots. However, with the open scoring he had to push the fight a lot earlier than he wanted to, especially with one of the judges giving Canelo almost every round of the fight. The judges’ scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 118-109.
Open scoring is a really bad idea because it allows the fighter leading the play defense like we saw tonight with Canelo. I had Trout winning by a lopsided decision. The only rounds I could give Canelo was the 2nd and the 7th. Other than those rounds, Canelo was getting out-jabbed and he wasn’t fighting hard enough to win the rounds. He was taking long breaks and then landing a couple of punches and still winning the rounds. The scoring of the fight was just a sad joke in my view.
Other boxing results on the card:
Omar Figueroa TKO 1 Abner Cotto
Andres Gutierrez TKO 5 Salvador Sanchez
Omar Gonzalez SD 4 Raul Martinez
Julian Williams TKO 3 Dashon Johnson
Ivan Morales UD 8 Raul Hidalgo
Jermall Charlo TKO 4 Orlando Lora
Terrell Gausha UD 4 William Walters