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Five keys for Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez will face Austin Trout in a junior middleweight unification fight Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.


After beating Josesito Lopez, Shane Mosley and Kermit Cintron in his past three fights, Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs) is facing the most difficult fight of his career against Trout (26-0, 14 KOs) and has an opportunity to show he's a legitimate champion in the 154-pound division.

Here are five keys to victory for Alvarez against Trout:

Quick draw

If you build it ...

Body work

Beware of the hook

Corner smarts