Trout: I Want To Make a Strong Statement With Dzinziruk

By Phil D. Jay

Austin Trout is close to finalizing a deal to face former WBO light-middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-1, 23KOs) on August 25th to be shown on HBO’s ‘Boxing after Dark’ and sees the high-profile bout as the perfect opportunity to showcase his talent.

The undefeated American southpaw has amassed an impressive 24-0 record with 14 stoppages, picking up the WBA 's "regular" 154-pound title just over a year ago and has since defended it on two occasions.

‘No Doubt’ is now on the verge of securing his biggest fight to date on a huge three-belt world title double-header with Daniel Geale and Dmirty Pirog in the fall and is already licking his lips at the prospect.

“I like the fight and I love the stage that it will take place on,” Trout told World Boxing News.

“I plan to come out with a strong statement against Dzinziruk and pray it all goes down. “

The 26 year-old had been consistently linked to a bout with mandatory and interim champion Anthony Mundine and was even willing to travel to Australia to get the fight made.

Mundine is now said to be looking at other avenues, including a possible shot at the world middleweight title and a match-up against Trout looks a distance away at this moment in time.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pottman85 on 04-12-2012

[QUOTE=AlwaysOnTop;11991040]People act like they don't remember Alvarez ducked Trout...[/QUOTE] I seriously think ppl do act that way. He was so ready to avenge his Bro's loss then was like oh yeah um i never said that, lol. Trout definately may…

Comment by AlwaysOnTop on 04-11-2012

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;11992663]I'll rephrase fringe champion contest and he's A WBA Champion and nobody recognizes that tracing paper belt he has.[/QUOTE]Trout is more of a Champ than Canelo ability and achievements.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 04-11-2012

[QUOTE=AlwaysOnTop;11979446]Trout is WBA Champion..he's not a contender.. He's more of a Champ than Saul Alvarez..that's for sure.[/QUOTE] I'll rephrase fringe champion contest and he's A WBA Champion and nobody recognizes that tracing paper belt he has.

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 04-11-2012

[QUOTE=AlwaysOnTop;11991024]:sleeping: You sleepin on Trout[/QUOTE] I don't think so,I think he is just giving Dzinziruk his just due..That dude is nice...

Comment by AlwaysOnTop on 04-11-2012

[QUOTE=pottman85;11990799]agreed at least trout has called out top guys that want nothing to do with him, Canelo called him out, Austin answered him with a title shot after whoopin his older bro, then Alvarez pulled away from it all like…

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