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Jermall Charlo Turns Back Austin Trout, Retains IBF Belt

By Rick Reeno

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada - IBF junior middleweight championship Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18KOs) was tested tough, but pulled out a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA beltholder Austin Trout (30-3, 17KOs). The scores were 115-113, 116-112, 116-112.

The two fighters were feeling each other out in the first. Charlo controlled the majority of the second round and landed the crisper shots with Trout still trying to find a rhythm. Charlo continued to controlled things in the third, pressing the action and landing hard shots.

Trout began to find his range in the fourth, but he still found himself being outworked and outgunned by Charlo. A fight broke out in the fifth, with the two of them trading punches at close range. Both had their moments during those exchanges.

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During the sixth round, Charlo landed a few telling punches during the eight and they got the attention of Trout. There was an early explosion in the seventh when Trout lets his hands go to push Charlo back. Charlo was looking to land something big, but it was Trout who stayed at the distance and was landing good shots. Charlo rallied in the final twenty seconds with some big shots that connected well.

Charlo had the advantage in the eight by landing the better variety of punches. Trout was on his toes in the ninth, moving and boxing as Charlo gave chase but landed very little. A series of punches in the tenth opened up a cut above the right eye of Trout, who continued to keep at a distance and cautiously boxed while picking his punches very carefully. Charlo was not affected by anything that landed and continue to come forward.

Charlo was applying pressure in the eleventh, but Trout continued to box on his toes, used good defensive movements and was making things tough for Charlo, who landed a very good combo in the final five seconds of the round. Trout continued to stick to his boxing in the twelfth. Charlo was coming forward and still trying to land something big, but that allowed Trout to land some good counters.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-22-2016

[QUOTE=bambam182;16728479]golovkin is ducking the charlo brothers.[/QUOTE] Golovkin only fights Drunks, Bums, and Taxi Drivers oh my.

Comment by _original_ on 05-22-2016

[QUOTE=Camp Beast;16729348]Trout has skills and a good heart, but he seems too take a while to get in his rhythm and he loses the early rounds as a result.[/QUOTE] Yeah, not to mention he throws pitty patty punches most of…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 05-22-2016

This was a good fight. Jermall is definitely the better of the Charlo twins. He did everything Jermell didn't know how to do against John Jackson. Trout showed he is still one of the better fighters at 154 as well.…

Comment by AneesMoha on 05-22-2016

Close fight but I had Charlo winning by 1 round. Also think that cut have the impression that Charlo landed way more. I think Cotto faces the Younger Charlo and wins and retires as a champ. Don't think he fights…

Comment by CAMPER on 05-22-2016

Trout has skills and a good heart, but he seems too take a while to get in his rhythm and he loses the early rounds as a result.

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