2. Beating Austin Trout
A more telling example of Canelo’s grit was the Austin Trout match. Both fighters were undefeated when they met, with Trout coming off a surprise victory over Miguel Cotto. It was a fight his promoters did not want. The fact that Alvarez forced his promoters to make the fight, was an indication that we were dealing with a legitimate fighter willing to take on all comers. The fact that he won, and floored Trout for the first time in his career, demonstrated we were seeing a legitimate champion.