Austin Trout is Open To Facing Kirkland or Angulo

by Ryan Burton

Undefeated WBA interim champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14KOs) is still reveling in his recent dominant victory over former three-division champion Miguel Cotto. Trout spoke to us on's official audio show The Boxing Lab, about his post fight comments in which he called out WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

"He was gone before I spoke so he didn't hear me. He was out of the building before I left the ring," Trout said as he admitted to being frustrated by Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer saying that a fight between Alvarez and Cotto is still a strong possibility despite the fact that Cotto lost by a wide margin on the judge's scorecards.

"It is upsetting to be honest. Who else do I need to beat? What else do I need to do?"

If a fight against Alvarez can't be finalized, Trout will still have many options.  The 154-pound weight division is one of the deepest in the sport. 

"I'm down to fight them all (in his division). (Alfredo) Angulo, (James) Kirkland, any of them on that damn list that didn't include me (laughing)," Trout said while pointing out the list that HBO aired on a recent broadcast that included the top fighters of the division but curiously omitted him. 

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here:

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AHUEVO on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=mrlopez;12807405]he beats the freckles off ginger bread man.......BET[/QUOTE] You are on. Fight happens we are betting. Canelo will break that boys body down so bad he is going to be pissing blood for a week.

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=mikeMack;12804729]Who is actually giving Kirkland career advice?? Don King or Winky Wright?? Sad to see this mixed up exfelon getting terrible career advice. Careers go fast and Kirk could be finished in boxing. Trouble looming in Kirklands future-Watch????[/QUOTE] Xcellent point…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Philadel;12808587]Trout can box....but I don't see him having easy fights against Kirk or Angulo...he won't be pushing those dudes back like he did Cotto at times...smh....its possible he gets KTFO by those dudes imo....just sayin!![/QUOTE] Not only would Trout…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 12-13-2012

Trout can box....but I don't see him having easy fights against Kirk or Angulo...he won't be pushing those dudes back like he did Cotto at times...smh....its possible he gets KTFO by those dudes imo....just sayin!!

Comment by Hamaru on 12-13-2012

If he gets both of those fights in 2013, he will win them both and hopefully get a bigger name too.

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