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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:56pm

With the Super Welterweight World Championship Unification fight between Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout coming up this weekend on Saturday, April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, followed by the Unified Super Lightweight World Championship between Danny Garcia and Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 27 and the culmination of the back-to-back-to-back championship fight weekends, "MAY DAY: Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero" on Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, predictions are swirling around on the internet, in newspapers and on television from boxing scribes and fans doing their best to make their calls on what will happen in the upcoming fights.

Yet perhaps the predictions that hold the most weight are those of the pugilists themselves set to fight in the coming weeks.

Below are fight predictions from WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez,Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny "Swift Garcia,Middleweight Contender Fernando Guerrero,Six-Time and Four Division World Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, Middleweight Rising Star J'Leon Love, Two Division World Champion Abner Mares, WBC Featherweight World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon, WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout - Saturday, April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

"I am going with Austin Trout, but he has to go in there and box. He can't let Canelo Alvarez warm up too early. If he drops hard punches, he'll pull it off."
- Danny Garcia

"Gotta go with Canelo Alvarez. He's young and he's a mentally and physically strong person. Also, the people (fans) make him better."
- Fernando Guerrero

"Canelo Alvarez is very hungry to prove all the doubters wrong. Both fighters have tremendous heart and will give fans a night to remember. Canelo has developed nicely and I'm giving him the edge in this fight based on pure desire. His body attack will be the difference. Canelo wins by mid-fight knockout."
- Robert Guerrero

"I think Austin Trout will win because he has a better skill set and he's a better boxer."
- J'Leon Love

"That's going to be a really exciting fight being that Canelo Alvarez has never faced a champion in his prime. Austin Trout is a difficult fighter that just beat (Miguel) Cotto, 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."
- Abner Mares

"I'm going with Canelo Alvarez because he's more powerful. I think Canelo can win by knockout if Austin Trout is willing to exchange shots."
- Daniel Ponce de Leon

"This is a good matchup for boxing. You can't go wrong with either fighter. Its two top fighters at the top of their game. I'm in the gym with Canelo Alvarez, and Austin Trout is my friend, so it is hard to pick."
- Peter Quillin

"I think Canelo Alvarez is going to win. He comes forward. It's going to be hard for Austin Trout to take Canelo's pressure and handle his strength. Trout will make it difficult for Canelo, but I think he will win."
- Leo Santa Cruz

Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah - Saturday, April 27 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

"This is a great fight. I don't have a favorite. The best fighter will win."
- Canelo

"Danny Garcia will win. Zab Judah had his time. I think its Garcia's time now."
- F. Guerrero

"Zab Judah will make the proper adjustments in this fight, which will tame the young lion Garcia. Danny's youth and punching power will even out Zab's experience. This fight ends in draw."
- R. Guerrero

"I pick Danny Garcia because he is younger and stronger."
- Love

"This is another interesting fight. I'm 100 percent sure that Danny Garcia is going to win. No doubt the power punch is there. I know that isn't everything for everyone, but that's everything for Garcia. Zab Judah is an older guy. He's an older fighter. I think he's coming in with everything he has, but that isn't enough. Youth and power trump age. I pick Garcia by knockout."
- Mares

"Danny Garcia has power in his fists and will win by knockout. He is young and full of energy."
- Ponce de Leon

"I think that in the first rounds Zab Judah will be a problem for Danny Garcia, but he will get tired in the later rounds. Danny will take advantage of that and knock him out."
- Santa Cruz

"Danny Garcia will win with his consistency and power."
- Trout

Peter Quillin vs. Fernando Guerrero - Saturday, April 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

"I cannot give a prediction since I've never seen Fernando Guerrero fight. However, Peter Quillin is the champion and has the advantage."
- Canelo

"Peter Quillin all the way. He has the street in him and the heart. That's the making of a great fighter."
- Garcia

"This is going to be a competitive fight. I'm going with Peter Quillin to win by knockout because I feel he has the better punching power and will catch Guerrero with a punch he doesn't see coming."
- R. Guerrero

"Peter Quillin is a bigger puncher, but it will be a hard fight. I think Quillin will pull it off though."
- Love

"That is a really tough fight. I know a lot of people see it toward Peter Quillin, but I think he's going to have a hard time. Guerrero takes everything and more and gives as much back. It's going to be an even fight."
- Mares

"I think Peter Quillin has the advantage and can win in any way. He's the better boxer and is the champion."
- Ponce de Leon

"I haven't seen much of Fernando Guerrero, but what I have seen from Peter Quillin, he's a really good, strong fighter. I think he's going to win by decision, but I think he is going to take a few punches along the way."
- Santa Cruz

"Peter Quillin showed his heart and determination to win the belt. I'm sure he will go above and beyond to keep it. I am picking Kid Chocolate."
- Trout

Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero - Saturday, May 4 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV®

"Robert Guerrero has a great opportunity to win. He's hungry for glory and will try everything to get the victory. I am picking Guerrero."
- Canelo

"Floyd Mayweather all the way. Robert Guerrero is a good fighter. He earned his shot, but Mayweather is the star."
- Garcia

"You can never bet against Floyd Mayweather. He's just overall one of the best fighters ever. Gotta go with Mayweather."
- F. Guerrero

"Floyd Mayweather is too intelligent of a fighter."
- Love

"Floyd Mayweather is such a talented fighter and he backs it up. He talks a lot, but he backs it up. I know Robert Guerrero is hungry and determined, but wanting to win doesn't get you a win. It's about what you can do inside the ring, and that's why Mayweather will win."
- Mares

"I think Robert Guerrero can win if he fights the same way he fought Andre Berto, pressing the action like Jose Luis Castillo did against Floyd Mayweather. However, Mayweather is a great fighter and so difficult because his style, but I think Guerrero will win."
- Ponce de Leon

"I never count Floyd Mayweather out. He's the best pound-for-pound fighter. He's who every fighter looks up to. I call it the Floyd Mayweather era of boxing. Robert Guerrero wanted this for a long time. He's a multi-division champion and he deserves it. They both have something to prove. I don't know who to pick here."
- Quillin

"That is going to be another hard fight. I think Floyd Mayweather has more experience and he's smarter. He knows what he has to do to win. Guerrero is a good, smart fighter, but I think Mayweather is going to take it by decision."
- Santa Cruz

"I'm picking Floyd Mayweather, but this fight is not as easy as everyone thinks it'll be. Robert Guerrero is hungry and has the ability to make it a tough fight."
- Trout


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