Austin Trout Ready For The Challenge of Anthony Mundine

By Chris LaBate

Austin Trout (24-0, 14KOs), the WBA's "regular" junior middleweight champion, is looking to defend his belt against the mandatory challenger - interim beltholder Anthony Mundine (43-4, 25KOs) of Australia. Mundine is looking to become a star in America and recently visited the offices of Top Rank, looking to get a promotional deal in place. He even enlisted the help of trainer Jeff Fenech

There were discussions in 2011. The deal fell apart. A lot of blame was thrown around by both sides. Trout has no problem traveling to Australia to face Mundine.

"All Mundine has to do is accept. I'm ready for my mandatory," Trout said.

During a recent with Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, on, Mundine was mentioned as a potential foe for WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who faces Marco Antonio Rubio next month.

"If we can't do Cotto, we could do Antonio Margarito. That's a possibility. There is also Mundine, who brings a lot to the table with the Australian TV," Arum said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hamaru on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=apunchnotseen;11696658]So many fights that could take place at 154, yet it seems to be where prospects go to hide. Trout actually walks around calling himself a world champion and he now may be ready for a challenge, and that challenge…

Comment by apunchnotseen on 01-22-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;11696665]Trupish who? Get off the drugs.[/QUOTE] I'll help you out Adam "A-bomb" Trupish, two-time Olympian, current NABA light middle champ, WBA #14. Which is to say, he is right in line for Trouts paper title and still not known (except…

Comment by richardt on 01-22-2012

[QUOTE=apunchnotseen;11696572]Adam Trupish would put trouts light out in three or less.[/QUOTE]Trupish who? Get off the drugs.

Comment by apunchnotseen on 01-22-2012

So many fights that could take place at 154, yet it seems to be where prospects go to hide. Trout actually walks around calling himself a world champion and he now may be ready for a challenge, and that challenge…

Comment by bigcursedawg on 01-22-2012

Trout is good but I'm not sure how good. He hasn't fought any top guys at 154, he has to step up the comp this year if he wants to be taken seriously. There are some good fights to be…

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