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Saul-Canelo-Alvarez-Wins-4202013Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout came to the Alamodome as undefeated fighters looking to prove their worth. It was the toughest test for both. The fight was close. But the scorecards showed different. Alvarez won a unanimous decision 115-112 116-111 and 118-109. TSS scored the bout 115-112 for Austin Trout.

Trout controlled the action early with the jab while Canelo stayed on the outside looking for an avenue to get inside to throw power shots. Canelo came out with more aggression in Round three and connected with multiple right hands that found their way to the target. He closed the round with a good right cross to Trout's chest.

At the beginning of Round seven, Canelo's overhand right sent Trout to the canvas for the first time in his career. Trout beat the count, gave Canelo a wink of approval for throwing a good shot, and regained his footing. But Canelo wobbled him again towards the end of the round. Trout returned to form in Round 8 backing Canelo to the ropes with straight shots.

It was a difficult fight to score because Trout kept Canelo at bay with the jab but Canelo landed the harder shots. However the WBC granted an open scoring system for the fight. And both corners learned that Canelo was winning on the judges' scorecards by a wide margin. Trout turned stalker and needed a knockout to win but did not have enough mustard on his punches to shock his suddenly defensive foe. Canelo won a unanimous decision. Trout was surprisingly gracious in defeat. TSS thought Trout won. But there was no talk of a rematch from either fighter.

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