He faced boxers like Miguel Coto, Rigoberto and Canelo Alvarez brothers, Jermall Charlo, David Lopez among other boxing stars of the division. Originated form a town in the United States, close to the Mexico border named Las Cruces, when his not training Austin likes to camp, snowboard or play video games. We recently had the opportunity for a quick chat with the former Super Welterweight champion. Dive in!
Hi Austin! How did boxing enter your life?
Austin Trout: My mother introduced me to the glory of boxing. She was a fight fan and enjoyed watching fights. I loved the rocky movie and also felt that boxing was perfect for me due to my size.
Or mothers are the best! What’s your secret so be in good shape physically and psychologically? Practice, training, hard work. Its no secret. If you constantly do something right you’ll never do it wrong.
I remember my first fight. I was 10 years old and as nervous as i could ever be. It was a feeling that I’ve never lost in every fight I’m always afraid.
You right! hard work easy work! And competition? How was the first time you enter one and what did you learn from it? I remember my first fight. I was 10 years old and as nervous as I could ever be. It was a feeling that I’ve never lost in every fight I’m always afraid. As I learned that day during my first fight its OK to be afraid, that helps you be careful to not get hit. Use the fear to take down your foe so that way you don’t get hurt.
What about trash talk? Do you think it is important for the mind games and actually impact your opponent before the fight or it is just for the fans and the build up of contest? I think trash talk does two things. It makes you have to love up to your words and it also makes the fight more exciting.
Agree! The new exhibitions fights that are arriving with professional boxers fighting non-professional ones. What are your thoughts about that? I think whatever brings attention to boxing in a positive way is good for the sport.
For sure! What’s the message you will leave for young prospects that want to become pro? Perfect your craft and everything will fall in place.
Thanks for the advice! Last question. Plans for 2021? Andrien Broner! Any comments on that?
I called Adrien broker out because I think it is a good fight to be made. I am campaigning at 147 and that is where he last fought at. God willing the fight can be made.
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