|Rigoberto Alvarez and Austin Trout|
By Randy De La O
Austin “No Doubt” Trout , of Las Cruces, New Mexico will challenge Rigoberto “Espanol” Alvarez of Jalisco, Mexico for the vacant WBA Junior Middleweight title. The fight is being held at Guadalajara, Mexico. Alvarez won the Interim WBA title from Nobuhiro Ishida in October of 2010. Both men weighted in at 154 yesterday. Trout stands at 5’10“, Alvarez at 5’11” .
I’ve never seen Alvarez fight but he does have 26 wins out of 28 fights, 19 by KO. He’s lost twice, getting stopped once. The first loss was a 12 round unanimous decision to William Gare back in August of 2009. The second loss, a 9th round TKO, came at the hands of Marco Antonio Rubio just a little over a year ago in January of 2010. Alvarez is the brother of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez the red headed sensation from Mexico.
Trout, who is trained by my cousin Louie Burke has been training in the high mountains of Ruidoso, New Mexico and according to Louie is in great shape and ready. Acknowledging that they are entering the “Lions Den” they are still confident of a victory. “I’ll knock him out in the 9th round” says Trout. With 13 KO’s in 21fights against no losses, it just might happen.
The judges for the fight will be; Raul Caiz Sr. of the United States, Stanley Christodoulou of South Africa and Hubert Earle of Canada. The referee will be Luis Pabon of Puerto Rico.
Should he win, Austin Trout will be Las Cruces first champion . Here’s hoping for a 9th round KO by Austin “No Doubt” Trout.