Trout Says Lara a Better Fighter Than Canelo, Would Love To Rematch Both


Former WBA Jr. Middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-2 14Ko’s) has suffered two defeats in a row and is looking to make a strong comeback. 

Despite being a former titlist and a current top ten Jr. Middleweight, Trout seems like he is open to face anyone in the division to get back to where he once was.  Regarding a possible fight with young prospect Julian Williams (14-0-1 8Ko’s) Trout stated, “Of course my answer is…yes I’ll fight.  If the chips are right and the opportunity is right then most definably, why not? He’s up and coming and I need a good win to be back to where I feel like I should be”. 

Austin Trout also made it clear that he would like to eventually avenge his two losses on his record to Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara and which one he would like to correct first.  Trout stated, “I would go with the rematch with Canelo first.  It was my first loss and you can say he won that’s fine, but don’t call it a blow out.  In my opinion depending on where we were, I could have won that fight.  For my legacy’s sake though, I would have to do a rematch with Lara after I figure out what needs to be worked on and things like that.”

Trout was also asked who he thought is the better fighter between Canelo and Lara since he has been in the ring with both fighters.  Trout answered by saying, “To be honest I think Lara was the better fighter, he’s the better all around fighter.”  Trout also believes that Floyd Mayweather is “the man” to beat in the Jr. Middleweight division despite not being a natural 154 pounder because, “Floyd does have the 154 pound super championship belt. He’s not really a Jr. middleweight but he’s holding the title so I’ll say him”.

However, regardless of whom Trout ends up fighting in his next fight it will be an extremely important fight for the southpaw since he is coming off of two straight losses.  Trout has some good qualities such as decent speed, skill, and some athleticism. He has the potential to make some interesting and intriguing matches with many of the current top 20 Jr. Middleweights.        


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