Austin Trout (31-5-0, 17 KOs) vs. Terrell Gausha (21-1-0, 10 KOs)
Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 PM ET
Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Free Boxing Pick: Austin Trout ML
Recommended Sportsbook: 5Dimes
The Trout vs. Gausha fight will headline Premier Boxing Champions tonight on FS1 and FOX Deportes from Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Austin Trout has a great resume at super welterweight, he’s been in the ring with some of the best boxers at 154 pounds of this generation, including Saul Alvarez, Erislandy Lara, Miguel Cotto, Jermell and Jermall Charlo and Jarrett Hurd and he’s never been in a bad fight while Gausha doesn’t never back downs from anyone, making this an exciting bout.
Trout looks to rebound from a majority decision loss to Jermell Charlo on June 9, 2018 at the Staples Center. The 33-year-old from Las Cruces, New Mexico can’t wait to get back in the ring.
“I’m ready to take another chop at the world title and this is my way back. I’m really motivated to get that championship belt again. Gausha is a strong, technical fighter with an Olympic pedigree. I’ve got to get in there and take care of him and look good doing it. A good win over him will get me right back in the mix.”
"The little things that he sees could make a big difference." – former World Champ Austin Trout on switching trainers to Floyd Mayweather Sr. for his Saturday night bout vs Terrell Gausha on #PBConFS1. #TroutGausha
— PBC (@premierboxing) May 23, 2019
Terrell Gausha, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team from Cleveland, Ohio, tries to put himself back into title contention after coming up short in a title fight against Erislandy Lara, losing an unanimous decision on October 14, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He knocked out Joey Hernandez in the first round in his last fight on December 22, 2018, also at the Barclays Center.
The 31-year-old feels this is the perfect fight for him. “With Austin Trout being a former champion and having experience fighting all the top guys in the division, it gives me a chance to show where I’m at. It’s not only about winning, but it’s the way I’ll win that will put people on notice.”
Gausha does have less mileage on him than Trout but nothing else appears to be going his way for this fight; he won’t win a technical bout with Trout and he’s not Canelo and Hurd, he doesn’t have their power to bridge the gap.
“I’m smarter and faster than the young boys; I don’t feel old at all at 33.” This was one of Trout’s quotes ahead of this fight and having partnered up with Floyd Mayweather Sr. during this camp will make a big difference for him. I like him to win by unanimous decision.