Jackie Kallen: Canelo/Trout Weigh In Was a Party!
- April 19th, 2013
By Jackie Kallen, Live in San Antonio
Weigh In Results: Canelo Alvarez 153.5 lbs vs Austin Trout 153 1/4 lbs
I can’t imagine how the fight tomorrow night will be more fun or more exciting than today’s outdoor weigh-in. Weigh-ins can be long and boring but this one was neither.
In the center of Market Square in downtown San Antonio, a stage was set up with huge Alvarez and Trout banners hung up. The entire Showtime crew was on hand and fighters like Miguel Corro and Paulie M were up onstage. So was Golden Boy head honcho Oscar de La Hoya.
There were people as far as you could see in every direction. It’s Fiesta here in SA so the streets were lined with food stands, jewelry tables,and a Mariachi band on every corner.
The Canelo fans outnumbered the Trout fans ten-to-one. There were babies with “Canelo” headbands across their foreheads and bunches of Alvarez groupies wearing minimal clothing and yelling their heads off. It was a happy, sun-soaked event.
Both fighters looked amazing. Relaxed, ripped, and smiling. Canelo continuously touched his heart and then waved to his fans. Trout walked from side to side, waving to the crowds on both sides. Neither seemed tense or worried. Trout looked noticeably taller, but they both made weight effortlessly.
Their face-off was non-combative and both seemed excited and not too nervous that someone’s 0 must go. Both have predicted victory and Trout promised New Mexio that he won’t come home without the belt.
Junior-middleweight Jimmy Lange called while I was at the weigh-in and told me to “bet the house” on Trout. He believes that Trout will give Alvarez more than he can handle and will outbox and out-hustle him. He picks Trout without hesitation.
As for me–I like both guys and will be satisfied with a good fight no matter who wins. I have been a Canelo fan since I first saw him fight. If he wins this one, he will earn legendary status. But something tells me an upset is in the air. We’ll see tomorrow night.
Jackie Kallen is a boxing manager who has been in the business for over three decades. Her life inspired the Meg Ryan film “Against the Ropes” and she was a part of the NBC series “The Contender.” www.JackieKallen.com, www.facebook.com/JackieKallen
©2014 BoxingInsider LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed with out written permission.
- ESPN Friday Night Fights Results: Dusty Harrison Remains Undefeated, Morales and Nugaev Win
- Showtime PPV Preview: Canelo vs. Angulo, Santa Cruz vs. Mijares
- Dusty Hernandez Harrison: The Son Also Rises
- Cedric Agnew On Sergey Kovalev: “I Fear No Man.”
- HBO Boxing Results: J.C. Chavez Jr. wins War against Bryan Vera; Lomachenko falls to Salido
- Terence Crawford Topples Ricky Burns in Scotland
- Arthur Abraham Turns Back the Clock and Gets Revenge Against Stieglitz!
- Shobox Results: J’Leon Love Wins & A Night of Unforeseen Events
- ESPN Friday Night Fights Results: Boxino – Kopylenko, Adams, Gatica, and Monroe Advance
- Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. V. Bryan Vera: Take Two in San Antonio, Texas
- Floyd Mayweather Gives The Media A Very Strange “Moment.”
- Rapacious Showtime Demanding $60 for Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo
- Alfredo “Perro” Angulo: Going against the Vegas Chalk and Picking Angulo to Win
- Is Canelo Alvarez an A-List Boxer – Or Just An A-List Celebrity?
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo by the Numbers
- The Top Boxing Fights That Need to Be Made From Matchmaker Ron Katz
- Jackie Kallen: Canelo/Angulo Undercard: Watch for Jermall Charlo
- Canelo Alvarez Likely to Dominate Alfredo Angulo, Who Leads with His Face
- Leo Santa Cruz Broadens His Horizons
- Jackie Kallen: Is Floyd Mayweather vs Adrien Broner Inevitable?