By: Benny Henderson
Former WBA Super welterweight champion, Austin Trout 30-3 (17 KO’s) is eyeing yet another crack at a world title, when he steps in with the reigning undefeated IBF light middleweight champ, Jarrett Hurd 20-0 (14 KO’s). The two are scheduled to clash October 14th In Brooklyn, on a Showtime triple header.
The Las Cruces, NM born boxer made his pro debut in September of 2005, earning himself a third round TKO. From there, the stinging southpaw banged out twenty-six consecutive victories over names as, Miguel Cotto, Delvin Rodriguez, and garnered the WBA light middleweight strap by defeating Rigoberto Alvarez via decision. Trout made four consecutive title defenses until tasting defeat for the first time in his career with a decision loss to Canelo Alvarez. Since that clash in April of 2013, Trout has fought to a 4-2 record, and aims to strap another belt around his waist.
October 14th Trout will face the hard hitting unbeaten Jarrett Hurd, for Hurd’s 154-pound IBF strap. Aside from the bout itself, Trout has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the WBO, citing the organization violated the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Law.
In this exclusive interview, Trout discusses his upcoming fight against Jarrett Hurd, touches a little on the lawsuit, gives his thoughts on the upcoming Golovkin vs. Alvarez showdown and more.