Note: I am a day late in posting this update, my apologies. Austin Trout fights Taronze Washington, Thursday November 5, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. Randy
By Louie Burke
We arrived in Dallas last night about 8:00. Once we settled in Austin went for a light jog on the treadmill to shed a couple of pounds. He ended up on weight at 154 last night prior to eating dinner. We were told that weigh-ins will be held at 6 pm today so we have a long weight before our pasta pre meal.
Austin’s feeling good and is anxious to "get it on". He knows this another obstacle towards his goal in becoming Las Cruces’ first world champion and has not cut any corners in preparing for Taronze Washington, getting good sparring with Siju Shabazz, Tim Meek, Abie Han and Michael Brooks.
This may be the last fight for Austin this year. It’s been a year of keeping our passports in our back pocket and ready to go to the next venue whether it be in Toronto, Mexico, Panama or Dallas, Tx or hometown, Las Cruces.
It’s been a good run thus far and the rewards of the victory’s have been two belts and a # 2 ranking with the WBA, hopefully after tomorrow night a third belt will be added to the mix along with a solid WBC ranking.
Austin feels blessed by the activity and the way things have worked out and thanks every one for the support they’ve given.
At the scales Austin Trout weighing in at 153.9 and Taronze Washington at 153.7 !
The weigh-ins took place at the up town La Quinta Inn in Dallas. The bouts tomorrow night will be at the Dallas Petroleum Club, which will be an exclusive invitation only event. Seating is limited and has been sold out, my understanding is that the tables are going for $5,000 apiece!
Austin’s fight will be 12 rounds for the WBC Continental of Americas Super Welterweight title. Word is that since Washington has been with the Hatley Brothers gym in Dallas his improvement has been significant and is somebody we don’t want to underestimate. Washington is on a 4 fight win streak, stopping his last opponent in the first round and recently upset Guadelupe Martinez who was 16-1 at the time.
The fight card only consists of 4 bouts, Austin’s being the main event of the evening.
The contestants in bout #1, will be super welters, Charles Hatley from Dallas vs Brandon Oldham, Lewiston, TN. In a 4 rounder.
Bout #2 will be a 4 round mixed martial arts card of heavyweight’s Zachariah King, Ft Worth against Stephen Adkisson, Mabank, TX.,
Bout #3 will be a 6 round heavyweight battle against Billy Willis, Houston, and Kendrick Releford of Ft. Worth.
Austin’s fight is scheduled after the Willis and Releford fight and is estimated to start about 10:00 pm. The first fight is supposed to start at 8:30 pm.