Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Jermell Charlo are to battle it out for super-middleweight honours in September and a fighter who faced them both sees one as the stronger man.
Alvarez, who bounced back from a light-heavyweight loss to Dmitry Bivol with wins over Gennady Golovkin and John Ryder to keep his super-middleweight titles, will be defending his WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO belts in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and has plenty to prove.
Now adding to that is Austin Trout who took a majority decision points loss to Charlo in 2018, two years after losing to his brother, Jermall. Way back in 2013, Trout came up against the then-undefeated 22-year-old Canelo down at super welterweight and also lost via unanimous decision.
Speaking to KO Artist Sports, Trout said Charlo is the larger of the two fighters and shares some advice.
“Charlo should be busy, don’t worry about Canelo’s size because I think Charlo is the bigger man, naturally, even though he’s coming up in weight.
I think that’s going to be a benefit for him because he’s been sucking down before. From what he’s coming down from I don’t know but I’m guessing close to 200lbs.”
He went on to pick Charlo out as the more powerful of the two, though acknowledged there was some time between fighting them both.
“In my experience, I walked Canelo down. I was on the back foot with Charlo. There was a five-year difference but nonetheless, that was the difference in my opinion.
Charlo was definitely the stronger man. He put me down twice. Canelo didn’t put me down once.”