|First off, its not a fair fight with the Texas judges, so Canelo starts the fight with 2 rounds already won.
Posted: 3/27/2013 1:53:04 AM
Second of all, Canelo is not one to mentally crumble. He's undefeated and he doesn't know how to lose. Combine that with the fact that Trout is naturally defensive (doesn't mean he can't counter) and I envision Trout backing up the whole fight (further lessening his chances of winning close rounds).
What could Cotto have done better?
More combos and liver shots. The left hook to the body cuts off an exit, and fast paced combos (even if blocked) make it more difficult to counter.
I can see people saying Canelo is too slow, but Canelo has deceptive speed. What Canelo lacks in natural speed, he makes for by switching tempos and force, using setup punches, underrated counter-punching, and intelligence. Also because of his power, Canelo's opponents tend to overthink, thus making Canelo look better than he really is.
I still see Trout as a live dog but Trout is going to have to go to war at times (pick his spots), while keeping his distance and staying busy with the jab and changing angles constantly. Canelo has a tendency to coast at times, so Trout should stay busy. If Trout doesn't start well it's over.