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The Naval Academy boxer's passion for pugilism carried into his lawmaking days as McCain worked tirelessly to help pass The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, pushed for the pardoning of heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and participated in a recent Cleveland Clinic brain trauma study.
Jermell Charlo came to the ring Saturday night at STAPLES Center wearing a lion head, and left the ring with another good name on his ledger.
Despite a four-fight stoppage streak, WBC 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo says he's in 'dog shape' and ready to go the full 12 rounds if necessary when he faces former titleholder Austin Trout tomorrow night in Los Angeles.
Austin Trout Fights
LOSS vs Jermell Charlo
Jun 09, 2018 • The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Jermell CharloJJ WINS against Austin TroutAA by MD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Juan De Angel 20-7-1
Feb 17, 2018 • Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Juan De AngelJJ by UD in Round 8 of 8
LOSS vs Jarrett Hurd 30-3-0
Oct 14, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Jarrett HurdJJ WINS against Austin TroutAA by TKO in Round 10 of 12
LOSS vs Jermall Charlo
May 21, 2016 • The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Austin TroutAA by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Joey Hernandez
Sep 08, 2015 • Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Austin TroutAA WINS against Joey HernandezJJ by KO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Luis Galarza 20-3-0
May 09, 2015 • State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Luis GalarzaLL by in Round 0 of 10
Win vs Luis Grajeda 18-3-2
Dec 11, 2014 • Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Luis GrajedaLL by RTD in Round 7 of 10
Win vs Daniel Dawson 40-3-1
Aug 22, 2014 • Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Daniel DawsonDD by UD in Round 10 of 10
LOSS vs Erislandy Lara 18-1-2
Dec 07, 2013 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Erislandy LaraEE WINS against Austin TroutAA by UD in Round 12 of 12
Loss vs Saul Alvarez 41-0-1
Apr 20, 2013 • Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA LOSES to Saul AlvarezSS by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Miguel Cotto 37-3-0
Dec 01, 2012 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Miguel CottoMM by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Delvin Rodriguez 26-5-3
Jun 02, 2012 • Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Delvin RodriguezDD by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Frank LoPorto 15-4-2
Nov 11, 2011 • Cohen Stadium, El Paso, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Frank LoPortoFF by TKO in Round 6 of 12
Win vs David Lopez 40-12-0
Jun 11, 2011 • Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Austin TroutAA WINS against David LopezDD by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs David Alonso Lopez 40-12-0
Jun 11, 2011 • Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Austin TroutAA WINS against David Alonso LopezDD by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Rigoberto Alvarez 27-2-0
Feb 05, 2011 • Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Rigoberto AlvarezRR LOSES to Austin TroutAA by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Taronze Washington 13-10-0
Nov 05, 2009 • Petroleum Club, Dallas, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Taronze WashingtonTT by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Nilson Julio Tapia 11-1-1
Sep 05, 2009 • Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama
Austin TroutAA WINS against Nilson Julio TapiaNN by MD in Round 11 of 11
Win vs Marcos Primera 20-17-2
Jul 31, 2009 • Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Marcos PrimeraMM by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Shawn Garnett 11-5-2
Jun 26, 2009 • Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario, Canada
Austin TroutAA WINS against Shawn GarnettSS by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Martin Avila 9-4-0
Mar 14, 2009 • Auditorio Centenario, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
Austin TroutAA WINS against Martin AvilaMM by TKO in Round 4 of 12
Win vs Bradley Thompson 15-13-1
Nov 20, 2008 • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Bradley ThompsonBB by RTD in Round 3 of 4
Win vs Byron Tyson 9-0-2
Jul 09, 2008 • Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Byron TysonBB by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Steve Verdin 8-38-2
May 02, 2008 • County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Steve VerdinSS by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Erik Rafael Esquivel 16-5-1
Dec 21, 2007 • Dickerson's Event Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Erik Rafael EsquivelEE by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Roderick McGary 1-0-0
Nov 17, 2007 • Kruse Auction Park, Auburn, Indiana, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Roderick McGaryRR by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Nelson Estupinan 13-5-0
Jul 27, 2007 • Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Nelson EstupinanNN by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Abdias Castillo 10-20-1
May 25, 2007 • Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Abdias CastilloAA by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Julio Perez 4-4-1
Apr 27, 2007 • Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Julio PerezJJ by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Raul Munoz 19-9-1
Jan 05, 2007 • Dickerson's Event Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Raul MunozRR by KO in Round 5 of 6
Win vs Cardyl Finley 6-17-1
Dec 15, 2006 • Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Cardyl FinleyCC by KO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Dustin Lilly 0-0-0
Sep 29, 2006 • Burnin' Downtown Festival, Topeka, Kansas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Dustin LillyDD by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Jerry Perez 10-13-4
Sep 01, 2006 • Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Jerry PerezJJ by KO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Jeremy Berger 0-2-0
Mar 04, 2006 • Expocenter, Topeka, Kansas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Jeremy BergerJJ by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Anthony Torres 0-3-0
Feb 04, 2006 • Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Anthony TorresAA by TKO in Round 3 of 4
Win vs Josh Pankey 0-0-0
Dec 10, 2005 • Legion Hall, Blairstown, Iowa, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Josh PankeyJJ by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Justo Almazan 14-44-5
Sep 16, 2005 • Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Austin TroutAA WINS against Justo AlmazanJJ by TKO in Round 3 of 4
Austin Trout Bio
Talk to Austin Trout for a few minutes, and you’d never guess this easygoing guy with quick wit is a heavy hitter with more than a few impressive notches in the ring posts. But you’d be oh-so-wrong in your assessment of one of the top 154-pounders in the game.
Driving mom crazy
As a 10-year-old already involved in a bevy of sports, all it took was a drive past a Las Cruces, New Mexico, boxing gym to get a young Austin Trout itching to give the sport a try. His mother, M.J., wasn’t thrilled about having to chauffeur her son to his newfound interest on top of baseball, soccer and the rest, but she went along with it.
Even though M.J. cried during Trout’s first fights, she quickly came around. By the time seventh grade rolled around and Trout wanted to try basketball, she told him if it was going on at the same time as boxing, he’d have to choose one or the other. “I thank her for that, because I’m not very good at basketball,” Trout says.
By the age of 19, the southpaw had compiled a 163-42-1 amateur record, a 2004 U.S. Amateur Championship at 147 pounds, and was a runner-up to make the ’04 U.S. Olympic squad.
With little left to prove as an amateur, Trout made his professional debut two days before his 20th birthday, scoring a third-round TKO of Justo Almazan in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in September 2005.
The road warrior
Trout campaigned largely in the Southwest over the first four years of his career, going 21-0 to set up his first title shot.
He had to endure a 15-month layoff before getting his opportunity in February 2011, but in order to become a world champion he’d have to defeat Rigoberto Alvarez in his opponent’s native state of Jalisco, Mexico.
Trout not only dominated Alvarez on his home turf, winning 11 of the 12 rounds on all three judges’ scorecards, but he returned to Mexico four months later to make his first title defense against David Lopez. In that fight, Trout scored an 11th-round knockdown and won another wide unanimous decision.
Trout defended his world title twice more, against Frank LoPorto and Delvin Rodriguez, before taking on three-division champion Miguel Cotto at New York’s Madison Square Garden in December 2012.
Fighting before an overwhelmingly pro-Cotto crowd, Trout outworked and outboxed his Puerto Rican opponent, sweeping the decision by scores of 117-111 twice and 119-109.
Tough at the top
Things got no easier for Trout in his next title defense as he took on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in April 2013 in front of 40,000 mostly pro-Alvarez fanatics at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Trout, who came into the battle of unbeatens as a nearly 2-to-1 underdog despite being the champ, was sent to the canvas for the first time in his career in the seventh round. He would stand tall the rest of the way, but Alvarez won a unanimous decision.
With his championship run halted, Trout didn’t waste any time getting right back into the title hunt with a fight against Erislandy Lara in Brooklyn, New York, in December 2013. Lara controlled the fight, however, and knocked down Trout in the 11th round en route to winning a unanimous decision.
Trout regrouped with two wins in Temecula, California, in 2014. In August, he was floored twice in the third round by Daniel Dawson, but roared back to take a wide 10-round unanimous decision. He then stopped Luis Grajeda in seven rounds in December.
Trout continued his climb back to the top as he made his Premier Boxing Champions debut in May 2015 with a seventh-round TKO of Luis Galarza in Hidalgo, Texas.
TAKING HIS TITLE SHOTS
Trout’s four-fight comeback run continued with successive knockouts of Luis Grajeda in seven rounds in December 2014 and sixth-round stoppages of Luis Galarza and Joey Hernandez in May and September 2015.
Following consecutive title-bout losses by unanimous decision and 10th-round stoppage to Jermall Charlo and Jarrett Hurd in May 2016 and October 2017, Trout’s unanimous decision over Juan De Angel in February positioned him for yet another championship challenge opposite Jermell Charlo June 9 at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
While he was officially knocked down twice, Trout—who lost by majority decision as two judges scored the bout 118-108 and 115-111 in favor of Charlo, and the third scored it a 113-113 draw—argued that one of the punches was illegal.
“Take those knockdowns away I won the fight,” said Trout, who also went the distance in a unanimous-decision loss against Jermell’s twin brother and interim middleweight titleholder Jermall in 2016. “I can’t make any excuses, the better man won with those knockdowns.
“Both Jermell and Jermall are really good. They are the future. But I’m not done yet. I’m not defined by my results. I’m defined by the risks I take. I’ve taken the risks and I’ve stood my ground every time against giants and killers. And I’m still here.”