Hall Of Fame Boxing Announcer Al Bernstein, will be ringside to call the Super Welterweight title unification match between WBC
Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA Champ Austin Trout on February 20th in San Antonio Texas. The fight will be shown on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
Bernstein said this fight is “as near a perfect style match-up as you can have in a match.” He explained, “On the one hand you have
Canelo who is a combination puncher who throws with power and attacks with purpose. Then on the other hand you have Austin who is a consummate boxer, but one who counter punches very well and can land with enough authority to stop advances, as he did against Miguel Cotto. These two styles should make for a very good match.”
More than 30,000 fans will watch this match live in the Alamodome and Bernstein feels that adds to the bout’s appeal. “The energy of that crowd will create an additional level of excitement and will make our telecast even more appealing. Those are great boxing fans in that
region of the country and their presence on national television will enhance the standing of the sport right now,” Al said.
In Other News:
Two lucky fans will win copies of Al Bernstein’s book, “30 Years 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports and TV,” in connection with the Alvarez-Trout fight. On Al Bernstein’s facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/AlBernsteinLive and also on Al’s Google Plus page http://gplus.to/albernsteinlive there is a contest for fans to guess the combined number of punches thrown in the bout. The winner on each site gets a signed copy of the book. The book is available in e-book or print form at http://j.mp/albernstein .
The audio version of the book is also now available at www.audible.com/AlBernstein . .