Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosi, Mexico– Austin Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) made the first defense of his WBA jr. middleweight title in the sweltering heat of San Luis Potosi by outworking and outboxing Mexico’s David Lopez (40-13, 23 KOs) and taking the wide unanimous decision.
From the very beginning, Trout moved effectively and showed himself to be too talented and athletic for the straight-ahead Lopez, who came forward the entire night, but wasn’t able to generate any sustained offensive attack.
Trout, well ahead and landing at a high rate, gave a solid effort for the full twelve rounds and even managed to drop the tough veteran in the eleventh round.
The judges’ scorecards reflected the one-sided nature of the bout, scoring the fight: 119-109, 117-110 and 118-109. The Boxing Tribune scored the bout 119-108, also in favor of Trout.
Other Noteworthy Fight–
(WBO Super Flyweight Title) Omar Narvaez UD 12 William Urina; (Heavyweight) David Price KO 2 Tom Dallas; (Featherweight) Rey Bautista TD 7 Heriberto Ruiz; (Flyweight) Edrin Dapudong TKO 4 Benja Loemoli; (Jr. Welterweight) Jason Pagara TKO2 Juan Carlos Gallegos; (Featherweight) Luis Dek Valle UD 10 Dat Nguyen; (Jr. Middleweight) Jonathan Gonzalez UD 10 Richard Gutierrez; (Cruiserweight) Alexander Alexeev TKO 2 Damian Norris; (Heavyweight) Hasim Rahman TKO 6 Galen Brown