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Home Boxing El Paso Boxing Hall of Fame Awards Austin Trout Professional Boxer of the Year
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El Paso Boxing Hall of Fame Awards Austin Trout Professional Boxer of the Year

austin_no_doubt_troutBorn in El Paso, Texas, September 18th, 1985, Austin Trout participated in many sports before he found his niche in boxing. Beginning his amateur career at age ten when his mother took him to a local gym, Austin soon found himself in Las Cruces, New Mexico and turning heads in the boxing game. Trainer Louie Burke was quick to follow the young talent and from that point on boxing history was in the making. Within a few years Austin was winning regional and state titles and culminated his amateur career by winning the 2004 United States National Amateur Welterweight Championship and selected as an Olympic alternate in Athens, Greece.

A skilled and rugged southpaw, Austin turned professional and under the guidance of trainer Burke, built an impressive undefeated record while gaining the necessary experience to challenge for a world title. Before a prized title chance would occur, Austin went on a winning streak that rewarded him with the 2009 WBA Continental Americas Light Middleweight Title, the 2009 WBA Fedelatin Light Middleweight Title, and the 2009 WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title. Those wins upped him to the number one WBA ranking and the tough preparation bode well for him in 2011 when Burke was instrumental in obtaining a WBA World Junior Middleweight Title fight for Austin against Mexico’s Rigoberto Alvarez.

It was February 5th, 2011 when Austin and Alvarez squared off in the latter’s hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. Nevertheless, Austin was on a mission and was relentless in his thunderous attack of Alvarez and shocked the crowd by clearly defeating their favorite by unanimous decision over twelve brutal rounds. It was a glorious victory for Austin and sheer joy for his trainer Burke. Their return to Las Cruces, New Mexico, was a happy occasion to say the least.

Champion Austin Trout sported a 23-0 record with 14 knockouts and his celebrating was short lived. On the horizon for a June title defense was another top-ranked and dangerous Mexican, David ‘the Destroyer’ Lopez. The two battled furiously but Austin was in top condition and he persevered over his tough foe by a unanimous decision over the championship rounds. But before he would take on the next mandatory contender, Austin, a very religious man, wanted to get busy with his civic responsibility.

After winning the WBA championship belt in June, Austin had shaved his head to raise money to knockout childhood cancer. He did it for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser knowing that the money raised would help support research in the quest to find a cure for children’s cancers. Shortly thereafter, he donned his running shoes – not for roadwork – but to participate in the March of Dimes ‘Walk-A-Thon’, thus helping to raise money for worldwide programs to help prevent birth defects. Still not done, just two weeks later, he slipped on a pair of swimming trunks for a Prize Dunking Booth in support of the ‘One Small Voice’ organization. That organization raises money to help fight blindness in children.

Shortly after his getting dunked for charity, Austin was there for the One Small Voice organization again in June. This time it was for their ‘Zumba-thon.’ He was at it again in short order serving as the guest at a ‘Meet and Greet the Champ’ at The child Crisis Center of Las Cruces helping support a great cause to prevent domestic violence, drugs, and sexual abuse of children. And he wasn’t done. In November of 2011 Austin became a board member of the Las Cruces Police Athletic League (PAL), a position that enables him to give back to the very organization that helped turn him from a scrawny youngster amateur boxer into a world champion.

Austin never takes a breather from civic duties. In November of 2011 he went to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and met with cancer children at the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. He then motored over to the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center where he gave a speech with the main idea of staying on a positive track stressed to the youngsters at that juvenile center. He returned home and in December put on a ‘Showboat’ bout with a ten year old at the Las cruces PAL Amateur Boxing Tournament.

Austin brought in 2012 by showing off his fancy footwork in Las Cruces’ version of ‘Dancing with The Stars.’ And he participated in the New Mexico State University Health and Wellness Fair in March and then it was back to helping the Child Crisis Center. So exhausting a schedule, yet so exhilarating and rewarding. And soon, another title defense to prepare for.

Austin is a family man. He is a loving father to three children, Kaira, Elijah, and Charlotte. And of course, his good lady is Taylor Marie Hardardt. As a stout religious person, Austin states, ‘God gave me the opportunity to fight for, and win the world championship. I feel God gave that opportunity so I can help other people that are less fortunate than me or that might need a shoulder to lean on. I’m just a soldier of god.’

Enjoy the moment because Austin will be starring in the ‘Ring Wars’ again very soon. We all wish him continued success.


Taylor Hardart and Thomas W. McKay
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Great, bing took me stright here. thanks btw for info. Cheers!

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Ricky  - No Doubt its Austin Trout ! |
Congrats Austin on all your victories and accomplishments ! From the your friends in Las Cruces, NM
Jawbone  - Onward To Victory |
Wishing Austin a great trip to New York and a greater victory. Austin and Louie Burke have already made boxing history for Las Cruces, New Mexico. May they build on that success to even higher fame...and of course, fortune.
IKickAzz  - World Champ? No Doubt! |
Trout is all boxer and no B.S. I look forward to seeing him earn his way up to World Champ! No Doubt!
El Paso Boxing Hall of Fame  - El Paso Boxing Hall of Fame Press Conference |
The El Paso Boxing Hall of Fames Announce Their 2012 Press Conference “Meet & Greet” The Inductee’s & Award Winners Saturday, May12th, 2012 At Jaxon’s Restaurant & Brewery 1150 Airway Blvd. 2 – 4 P.M.

Come and visit with us and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Some of the inductees and 2011 award winners will be in attendance. Others will be working or live out of town and unavailable at this time. Nevertheless, it will be a swell time and a preview of the stars that will really shine come Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at the Multipurpose Center on Viscount, 7 - 11 P.M.
 
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