By Ryan Burton
Austin "No Doubt Trout (30-4) may have just fought in October but he isn't planning on staying out of the ring for very long. He hopes his next ring appearance comes much more quickly than his last one did.
The 32-year-old New Mexico native lost to IBF super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd at the Barclays Center last month. against IBF. The bout was part of a Showtime triple header that featured all 154 pound championship bouts. It was Trout's first fight since his close loss to then IBF world champion Jermall Charlo in May, 2016.
"I am hoping (to be back) early next year. I don't have anything lined up. I am already back in the gym. I will be sharp and ready now that I knocked off the rust from a 17 month layoff - and now that is out of the way I will be as sharp as ever," Trout told BoxingScene.com.
After having faced the 6'1" Hurd and Charlo who now campaigns at middleweight, Trout said that he hopes to fight someone who is closer to a true super welterweight in his next bout.
Trout believes boxers like Hurd and Charlo walk around very heavy and do everything possible to squeeze down to 154 - and then rehydrate back with a sizable weight advantage over their opponents.
While he believes he can hang with anyone at 154 pounds, he believes that his power will be more noticeable against someone closer to his stature.
"It would be nice to fight somebody my own size one of these days," Trout said laughing. "(Hurd) was a big dude but I took both those guys shots very well. I just noticed that when I would hit them they wouldn't go nowhere. When I fight somebody my own size I think you guys will see that I do have power but these guys are big."
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