Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Who wins Alvarez-Trout? Ask R. Guerrero, Mares, D. Garcia
The fighting peers of junior middleweights Austin Trout and Saul Alvarez offer their thoughts on who will win Saturday night's Showtime-televised clash of unbeatens.
RING, WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, Rising two-division titlewinner Abner Mares and welterweight contender Robert Guerrero are among the fighters who offered their opinions on who will win Saturday's Showtime-televised junior middleweight clash between WBC titleholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Austin Trout that will determine the vacant RING championship at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
Also sharing their thoughts are WBC featherweight titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon, WBO middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin, Quillin's April 27 opponent, Fernando Guerrero, unbeaten junior featherweight Leo Santa Cruz and undefeated middleweight J'Leon Love.
Robert Guerrero will challenge pound-for-pound king and WBC 147-pound titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s on May 4 on Showtime Pay Per View from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Quillin and Fernando Guerrero will meet on the April 27 undercard of Garcia's defense against former 140-pound titleholder and welterweight champ Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Below are the fighters' predictions for Alvarez-Trout, a bout for which RingTV.com polled 19 insiders for their thoughts as well.
Fernando Guerrero picks Alvarez: "Gotta go with Canelo Alvarez. He's young and he's a mentally and physically strong person. Also, the people [fans] make him better."
"But I think Canelo should win because he's younger and has a statement to make to let the world know that he is the real thing as a younger and hungrier fighter."
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