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Trout to take on Gausha in Biloxi


Trout to take on Gausha in Biloxi

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Trout to take on Gausha in Biloxi

Former super welterweight champ Austin “No Doubt” Trout returns to the ring to take on former title challenger Terrell Gausha in a 10-round super welterweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, May 25 from Beau Rivage Resort Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

In the co-feature, undefeated super welterweight contender Chordale Booker battles Wale Omotoso in a 10-round bout, while sensational unbeaten welterweight prospect Eimantas Stanionis will open the live broadcast starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT in an eight or 10-round welterweight fight.

Trout (31-5, 17 KOs) has taken on some of the top super welterweights of this current time, including Saul Alvarez, Erislandy Lara, Miguel Cotto, Jermell and Jermall Charlo and Jarrett Hurd. The 33-year-old from Las Cruces, Mexico, will look to bounce back from a majority decision loss to Jermell Charlo last June. His knockout victory over Joey Hernandez in 2015 headlined the first PBC show on FS1.

“I’m excited to be back in the ring,” said Trout. “I’m ready to take another chop at the world title and this is my way back. I’m really motivated to get that championship belt again. Gausha is a strong, technical fighter with an Olympic pedigree. I’ve got to get in there and take care of him and look good doing it. A good win over him will get me right back in the mix.”

The 31-year-old Gausha (21-1, 10 KOs), a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team from Cleveland, Ohio, is looking to get back into title conversation with a victory over Trout. His first title fight against Erislandy Lara,which he lost by a unanimous decision in 2017, before gaining a knockout victory over Joey Hernandez in his last fight in December.

If anything in this match up, both fighters are responsible for the last two losses of common opponent Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez.

“I feel good about this fight and I think it’s the perfect fight for me,” said Gausha. “With Austin Trout being a former champion and having experience fighting all the top guys in the division, it gives me a chance to show where I’m at. It’s not only about winning, but it’s the way I’ll win that will put people on notice.”

Booker (14-0, 7 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Juan De Angel in January on FS1. The 27-year-old southpaw from Stamford, Conn., was busy in 2018, going 5-0 with three knockouts. Booker is very active in his Stamford community as well as running his charity. His charity, Go The Distance Foundation, helps at-risk youth and training amateurs for the Golden Gloves.

“My expectations for myself are to put on the best performance I’ve had in boxing period – amateur or pro,” said Booker. “I’m looking to showcase every ability that I have, not just brute strength. I want to show people that I’m championship caliber. What I see from him is that he’s a game fighter and comes to fight. He likes to come forward. He’s going to try to take it to me. But I can do a lot of things, box going forward, backwards, sideways, or anything it will take to get this win.”

The 33-year-old Omotoso (27-3, 21 KOs) is a veteran fighter who will be Booker toughest competition test to date. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Omotoso learned to fight in the streets before honing his skills in a boxing gym. He calls himself “Lucky Boy” because he feels fortunate to have made it off the streets alive and to become a successful professional boxer. Now training out of Los Angeles, Omotoso defeated Freddy Hernandez in his last fight in December 2017.

“I got the call to fight a young, undefeated fighter in Booker and I said bring it on,” said Omotoso. “I’m really happy he took the fight because most people say I’m too dangerous and too tough. I will give it all I got. When I go to the ring I put all my effort and training into the fight. That’s the way this sport is. I know he’s going to come in with all he’s got, but the toughest man will win.”

Stanionis (8-0, 5 KOs) is from Kaunas, Lithuania and was a member of the 2016 Lithuanian Olympic boxing team. The 24-year-old, who now lives in Oxnard, California, and training with Ronnie Shields in Texas, is a potential top contender. He’s continued his winning ways with victories over Levan Ghvamichava and Samuel Figueroa in his last two bouts. Here is some footage of him punishing Issac Freeman if you never seen him in action.


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