BILOXI, MS. — Former super welterweight champion Austin "No Doubt'' Trout (31-5-1, 17 KOs) battled former title challenger Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs) to a split draw (96-94 for Trout, 99-91 for Gausha, 95-95) in a 10-round super welterweight bout that headlined Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday night from Beau Rivage Resort Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
"We need to do that again. That wasn't right," said Trout of Las Cruces, N.M. "Let's do it again. That was after a year layoff. Timing is going to be off. Now that I am a little more active. I need an immediate rematch. Immediate.
"You never know how the judges are seeing it, but I know 99-91 for (Gausha) wasn't right. I was definitely in there more than one round," continued Trout. "But I didn't feel good in there tonight. I had to force a lot of things, and I had to close the gap in the later rounds."
"I felt like I won the fight," said Cleveland native Gausha. "That's boxing sometimes. You don't get the decision.
"I have been through a lot this camp. It is what it is," continued Gausha. "I caught a bad cold the last week of training camp. My father passed away during this training camp.
"I don't really care about a rematch with Trout," concluded Gausha. "I just want bigger fights. I'd like to do something different. But if we have to go through (Trout) again we'll do it and just make it more convincing next time."