Photos/Weights: Austin Trout, Frank LoPorto Make Weight

Austin “No Doubt” Trout: 154 pounds

Frank “The Italian Stallion” LoPorto: 152.5 pounds

Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira: 157 pounds

Xavier “The X-Man” Toliver: 157.75 pounds

NOTE: WEIGHTS – El Paso, Texas, native Austin “No Doubt” Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) of Las Cruces, N.M, weighed in at 154 pounds and Frank “The Italian Stallion” LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KOs) of Melbourne, Australia, measured 152.5 pounds one day before their 12-round World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Welterweight World Championship main event showdown on ShoBox: The New Generation, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

In the eight-round middleweight co-feature, Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) from Miami, Fla., tipped the scales at 157 pounds and Xavier “The X-Man” Toliver (23-7, 15 KOs) from College Park, Ga., weighed 157.75 pounds.

The weigh-in took place at a packed Mulligan’s Sports Bar and Grill with several local television stations, members of the local press and some boisterous fans in attendance.

Here’s what each fighter had to say on Thursday:


“I'm treating this fight like LoPorto has the title and I have no choice but to win. Being on SHOWTIME, I need to get the public to respect me and looking good tomorrow night is going to do that.”

On the hometown crowd:

“It's not going to affect me either way. Maybe they like me because I'm local. Maybe they don't because I'm an African American who has beat a lot of Mexican fighters. We'll see.

“I'm looking to up my stock. My goal is to clean out the division and become an undisputed champion. (Miguel) Cotto, (Saul) Alvarez, (Cornelius) Bundrage -- if he can hang on to his belt -- I'll face them all. Even (James) Kirkland and (Alfredo) Angulo. They are better known than me at this point.”

On critics not respecting his title:

“Where's their belt? I don't care what you call my belt. I'll defend it like I would any other belt. The whole belt system has lost prestige. That's not my fault. Even still, they don't just hand these out in a crackerjack box.”


“To be honest, I think my Daniel Dawson fight was tougher than this one. Dawson is tougher than Trout, stronger than Trout. Dawson is tough as nails. If I pressure Trout the same way I did Dawson, he won't last.

“I go in there to do a job. I fight my fight. If he wants to move, I won't let him. I want to bang. I'll put enough pressure on him that he'll have to stand there and fight me. That's what people want to see. I could turn the crowd in my favor with my style.”


“My style in the ring shows my personality. It's important to give the people what they want. I know people will be watching so I want to win -- and win impressively.

“I'd love to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He is just someone I've been thinking about for a long time. It'd be a great fight.

I'll take this fight where it needs to go. If a KO comes, I'll take it. If it goes long, no problem. I could do 12 rounds if I had to.”

On what car he drives:

“A Bentley. It's a GT Continental.”


“I came to win the fight -- short camp or not. A win would put me in a better situation to get bigger fights. I'm willing to take the risk. That's the kind of fighter I am.”

On taking a fight on short notice:

“Weight is key and I knew my weight was right. Then I need to make sure I was conditioned. I've been running and sparring. I'm ready.

“It's fine to be considered the underdog. He might be considered the big prospect. He might be considered the favorite but I've got the experience. The kid is gonna have to fight. And with me, it's always a fight.”

ShoBox, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, will feature Al Bernstein calling the action alongside expert analysts Steve Farhood. Gordon Hall is the executive producer of ShoBox with Richard Gaughan producing the Rick Phillips directing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sebastianb7312 on 11-11-2011

I'm sure were all holding our breath too see what happens in this fight Trout! First beat someone who is ranked in top 10, than worry about cleaning up the division! When u fight a relevant opponent than well talk!…

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-11-2011

I'm sure the boxing world, as well as Cotto and Canelo, are holding their breath waiting the outcome...

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