Will being their own main event of the evening instead of fighting on the undercard of Mayweather Jr. vs. Guerrero be a better thing for Canelo and Trout? I guess April 20th inSan Antonio,Texas will tell.
While there are too many opinions about this circulating on the internet, most people that I have had the chance to ask agree that fighting on the same card as Mayweather Jr. is rarely a bad thing.
Mayweather Jr. PPV fights have a tendency to sell in colossal numbers, and if someone pays for an event, it’s very likely that they will watch the entirety of it. As a matter of fact, I am willing to bet that the Mayweather Jr. vs. Guerrero PPV event will generate a lot more viewers than the free Canelo vs. Trout Showtime bout.
If both Trout and Alvarez are looking to make an even bigger name, and to have more people watch their fights, than staying on the Mayweather Jr. undercard would have been the right way to go. I understand that it’s a matter of egos and personalities, but business is business, and moving away from more to less, is simply wasting one’s time.
Canelo and Trout would essentially have no need for any aggressive promotion, since they would all be aware that the hype will come from Mayweather Jr. name being on the card. It would be a very easy way for both of them to enjoy the best case scenario handed to them on a silver platter.