Michael Rosenthal

Trout easily outpoints Alvarez

Junior middleweight Austin Trout easily outpointed Rigoberto Alvarez, the brother of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, in a 12-round fight Saturday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Trout (22-0, 13 knockouts) nearly pitched a shutout, losing only one round to Alvarez (26-3, 19 KOs) on each of the three cards, to win the vacant regular WBA title.

The southpaw from Las Cruces, New Mexico, could next face Cuban contender Erislandy Lara.

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