Trout Will Fight Daniel Dawson; Bout Likely in August

By Mike Coppinger

Austin Trout now has an opponent for his return bout.

The former junior middleweight titleholder will face Australia's Daniel Dawson, Trout told on Monday. Trout added that the bout is likely to take place in August.

Trout (26-2, 14 KOs) hasn't been in the ring since a lopsided decision loss to Erislandy Lara in December. Prior to the loss, though, Trout was rising fast through the sport, coming off a big win over Miguel Cotto and a controversial decision loss to Canelo Alvarez in which the two fought on even terms.

Dawson (40-3-1, 26 KOs) is on the heels of a win over former contender Alex Bunema in September 2013. The 36-year-old shares a common opponent with Trout, 28, in Frank LoPorto. LaPorto defeated Dawson, while Trout stopped him.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jas on 06-03-2014

Who is Daniel Dawson?

Comment by paulf on 06-03-2014

Trout back to square one, just as he knew he'd be after those losses. I'd love to see him fight Joshua Clottey.

Comment by Beercules on 06-03-2014

I'm looking forward to seeing Trout back in the ring.

Comment by HeroBando on 06-03-2014

Damn, he already fought an Aussie clubfighter in his Showtime debut. The guy has a win over this Dawson lol

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-03-2014

Talk 'bout some1 dropping off the edge as he doesn't matter...He'll have trouble w/any hard hitting guy, no matter how well Louie trains him...

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