clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Austin Trout and Michel Soro agree to IBF eliminator

Soro was Liam Smith's original opponent before promoter troubles led to his replacement.

Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Dan Rafael has word of an intriguing super welterweight fight on the horizon.

Jermall Charlo presently owns the world title in question, having thrashed K-9 Bundrage for it last month .

Trout (30-2, 17 KO) has been on something of a rehab tour since consecutive losses to Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara in 2013, picking up four straight wins (and three straight knockouts) against marginal competition. He made his PBC debut in early September against late replacement Joey Hernandez, whom he stopped in six with body shots.

Soro (27-1-1, 17 KO) is 9-0-1 since a 2012 decision loss to Zaurbek Baysangurov. He managed to stop Glen Tapia in May and was slated to face Liam Smith before pulling out due to promoter issues.

This is a very solid fight, one which should tell us whether Trout is still elite among the 154-pound division. What do you all think?

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bad Left Hook Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your global boxing news from Bad Left Hook