Trout’s career has taken a monumental turn, surprising fans and experts of the boxing world. But it shouldn’t have been surprising at all.
27-year-old Trout, who took up boxing at the age of 10 in his hometown of LasCruces, N.M., has diligently worked for the title since day one. Trout showed extreme promise as an amateur, becoming the 2004 U.S. National Amateur Welterweight Champion and serving as an alternate for the 2004 U.S. Olympic boxing team.
Hungry to show the world his gift and pursue his passion even further, Trout turned pro at age 20, facing Justo Almanzar in Albuquerque, N.M., and defeatingthe Mexican boxer in the third round.
Trout keeps showing the world what longtime fans have already known; that Trout could be the pioneer of a new generation of boxing.
It’s not just his enormous success inside the ring; it’s his personable demeanor and timeless fashion sense outside of the ring that make Austin “No Doubt” Trout’s name resound in the minds of many. He uses his quick wit and sharp sense of humor to quip with his teammates. He’s warned elementary school children about the dangers of bullying. He’s supported countless charities in his community. And he’s just that guy who will stay until every fan gets an autograph or the picture they want.
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