Alvarez vs. Trout
Apr. 20, 2013 // 10 p.m. ET (Showtime)
The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
AP Photo/Gregory Payan


Experience doesn't always translate to technical ability. Alvarez remains a work in progress who must address his defensive shortcomings and polish his offense to become more accurate with his punches and avoid exposing himself when he misses. Trout has learned to parlay his limitations into a positive: He has embraced his "boring" style and made it a part of his technique, and the fact that he ramps up toward the end of a fight is a technical virtue. He's able to control his opponent, wear him down and then finish him.

Advantage: Trout

Written by Bernardo Pilatti