|Austin and Team Trout making their way to the ring at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California|
By Randy De La O
Last Saturday, June 2, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Austin Trout successfully defended his WBA Light Middleweight title, winning a unanimous decision against the always tough Delvin Rodriguez. The fight was shown on Showtime Boxing and was part of four main events, entitled “Four Warned”, also featuring; Leo Santa Cruz vs Vusi Malinga, Winky Wright vs Peter Quillan and Antonio Tarver vs Lateef Kayode.
|Austin Trout vs Delvin Rodriguez at The home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Las Cruces fight fan showing his support for Trout.|
The win was critical for Trout. With Saul “Canelo” Alvarez sitting ringside, Trout wanted to send a message that he was more than ready to unify the title. During the post fight interview he called out Alvarez, respectfully and without the usual braggadocio seen by today's fighters. Alvarez was scheduled to fight Paul Williams in September but that fight is no longer an option due to Williams recent motorcycle accident and severe injuries which may leave him paralyzed from the waist down (We wish him well).
Will they fight? I hope so. Personally, I believe that Austin Trout has the right stuff to beat Alvarez. We'll see.
Congratulations to Austin Trout, trainer Louie Burke, assistant trainer Randy “Moose” Gomez and manager Bob Spagnola, on their victory.