Austin "No Doubt" Trout (32-5-1) has advised that he will return to the ring on February 6th against Juan "Tortuga" Garcia (21-7-2).  The fight will headline a card that will take place in Chihuahua, Mexico.

The 35-year-old Las Cruces, New Mexico native was in action once last year when he stopped Rosbel Montoya in 2 rounds in February.  The fight was fought at a catchweight of 151 pounds as the career 154 pounder looked to move down to the welterweight division. In his previous fight he battled former world title challenger Terrell Gashua to a draw in 2019.

Like many in the sport, the former world champion hoped to be more active last year but the COVID-19 pandemic brought the sports world to a halt for multiple months.

He said that his plan now is to stay active in smaller fights until an opportunity for a big fight arises.

"I am looking to stay busy south of the border for now until I can get some real fights," Trout told

Trout captured the WBA super welterweight title in 2011 when he defeated Rigoberto Alvarez by unanimous decision in Guadalajara, Mexico. He would defend it successfully 4 times before losing a unanimous decision to Rigoberto's brother Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in San Antonio in 2013 in front of more than 40,000 fans at the Alamodome.

He has faced several top fighters who have campaigned in the super welterweight division in recent years.  He scored a big upset over future Hall of Fame member Miguel Cotto in 2012.  He has also entered the ring against champions and former champions Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo, Erislandy Lara and Jarrett Hurd.

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