Part of Saturday night’s World Title triple header sees Austin Trout challenge Jermall Charlo for the IBF World Super-Welterweight Title.
The southpaw has strung together four wins on the spin following his two career glitches.
"Coming off of four consecutive wins, I'm not just on a comeback streak but I'm taking a full step forward. Charlo is the champ, this fight is about no more half stepping. It's about taking on the best,” stated the World Title challenger.
‘No Doubt’ suffered his first career defeat at the hands of Canelo Alvarez in April 2013, looking back Trout believes the WBC’s open scoring system may have gone against him:
"I had a good, competitive fight with Saul. The open scoring was more detrimental to my game plan than the judges! During the fight when I was told that I wasn't winning on anyone's cards I had to change my game plan. It was a dogfight. Canelo never had to box and move that much before in a fight.”
Defeat aside, the 30 year old is looking forward and not resting on his laurels.
"But, live and learn. Instead of walking into a fight like that I listened to those around me. No more surprises. This Charlo fight is a fight I want, a fight my team wants and we're ready. I'm a more mature, focused champion who's coming back. I'm dangerous - I have experience, talent and God on my side."
Watch Austin Trout v Jermall Charlo this Saturday night from 2am live on BoxNation!