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Trout To Critics: Don't Underestimate Me in Charlo Fight

Austin Trout (31-4, 17 KOs), the former super welterweight world champion, is headed to Los Angeles today to meet current WBC Super Welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo inside the ring this Saturday, June 9 live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
 
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT and is headlined by the featherweight world championship rematch between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares.

In Trout's words, this fight is finishing the mission. Spiritually centered and in his prime physical condition, it is, in his own words, his time.

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"People are underestimating me and overlooking me," said Trout. "I earned and continue to earn respect in this sport and my competition can choose to ignore it or acknowledge it. I've beaten champions and taken titles. I've lost in controversial decisions to champions like Canelo. This is my time. Don't underestimate the power I bring to boxing as well as the international competitors I've already stepped into the ring against and beaten."

After his October fight against Jarrett Hurd and February's unanimous decision victory over Juan De Angel, this WBC title bout, in Trout's words, is the fight that no one saw coming.

"The Hurd fight was the danger fight," he said of his October 2017 match. "It was part of the process of knocking out the ring rust, and De Angel was part of that as well. Everything I do or don't do is circumstantial. Because of the layoffs, it's been challenging; now I'm back on track timing wise and I plan on changing boxing's plans for me. I'm not sitting back and waiting.

"I started boxing as a kid to stand up for people that were being disrespected, and as an adult I continue to do that in the ring."
 
A long time top ten and former #2 in the 154-pound division by Ring magazine, Trout will be once against be working with D.C. based world champion trainer Barry Hunter, to whom his longtime cornerman, Louie Burke, worked as an assistant.
 
"We are calling this fight 'finishing the mission.' I'm squarely in a dangerous division that's full of talent. It's one of the top divisions in my opinion. Everyone's a killer including myself. It has the perfect balance of speed and power. This is where I excel, plus I have the brain."
 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, begin at $50, plus applicable fees, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit AXS.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SceneBoxer on 06-06-2018

I have Trout edging it in a very close fight but it might eventually end in a draw. :D

Comment by 5000boxing on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=MikeDTheRealOne;18834995]Boring? Boxing is not the spectator sport for you....[/QUOTE] Lol.. f*ck u. I was giving trout some credit.. lol.

Comment by TheSlickster on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18832643]I have a feeling Trout will make Jermell look bad in this fight! I think Jermell will win, but it won't go as smoothly as he expects it to be![/QUOTE] This! Gonna be a pretty close competitive fight overall

Comment by MikeDTheRealOne on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;18832778]Trout is game.. but Charlo is ready!!! Charlo and spence went to another level sparring each other.. trout has had the toughest back to back fights.. money should be nice..[/QUOTE] Boring? Boxing is not the spectator sport for you....

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 06-05-2018

The big questions are: Is Trout a shell after that Hurd fight and can Jermell continue his impressive run of kayos? If Trout gets blasted out then some will say he's washed up and others will point to Charlo's greatness.…

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