Austin Trout was outclassed last night in Brooklyn by Erislandy Lara, dropping a one-sided decision to the Cuban standout for his second straight loss, but the New Mexico fighter says he won't let it get him down, and he's proud of his recent slate of opposition.
"I'm coming right back," said Trout. "Who can say that they fought such high caliber fighters as Cotto, Canelo and Lara back-to-back-to-back? His style was tricky, but I don't sign up for easy fights. He was the better man tonight."
Trout (26-2, 14 KO) beat Miguel Cotto last December, and this year has lost back-to-back fights to Canelo Alvarez, where he was competitive, and Lara, where he was not. Styles make fights, and a fellow southpaw with an awkward, hard-to-attack style proved to be all wrong for Trout, who lacked the game-changing ability to make a fight of it once Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO) had built momentum.
Will Trout get himself back into the mix, or have we perhaps already seen him reach his peak?