A recap of the highest-profile boxing matches of the weekend.
A work in progress
In Canelo Alvarez, what we have is a strong, young, gifted fighter who is just beginning his championship journey.
But what was on display Saturday night in a super welterweight title unification bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio was much of what the young slugger from Mexico lacks.
In defeating sneaky southpaw Austin Trout , which is no easy task, Alvarez did enough to claim a victory on Showtime that was a much closer fight than whichever one most of the ringside judges witnessed (official scoring: 115-112, 116-111, 118-109). But hey, at least they got the result right.
For Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs), he now has an opportunity to take a good look at himself and tally the things he needs to improve upon. At various times during the bout, his ability to cut off the ring, his footwork, his conditioning and his combination punching came into question. True, Trout had much to do with that, but if Alvarez wantsRead More »from About the Bouts: Weekly Counterpunch