Trout reintroduced with a unanimous decision win
August 27, 2014Austin "No Doubt" Trout, the 28-year-old former WBA junior middleweight champion, met the canvas twice in the third round of a 12 round fight held at the Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula with a devastating hitter from down under.
Daniel Dawson, the 36-year-old who defeated WBF world title holder Alex Bunema in Perth, Australia last year, is the first man to win titles in Muay Thai-Boxing, Kick-Boxing, and Boxing and proved to be a very tough competitor for the man from Las Cruces, New Mexico, Austin "No Doubt" Trout.
Trout took command of the fight in the very first round. Fighting in a southpaw stance, Trout kept a steady jab in the face of Dawson and followed by a very effective straight left and right hand punches. For the first two rounds it appeared to be easy pickings and Trout dominated the fight with a false sense of confidence. Dawson proved that was a serious error by Trout when Dawson was able to counter his punches in the third round of the 12 round fight and put Trout on the canvas twice.
The first knockdown came out of nowhere and stunned Austin. It was a very loud wake up call. The second knockdown dazed Trout. During the fourth and fifth rounds, Trout really tightened up his game plan and, while keeping his distance, started to dominate the fight once more.
In the sixth and seventh rounds, Dawson was hammered with left and right combinations, which gave Trout the needed boost in confidence. Dawson kept the pressure up by pursuing Austin with body shots and doing his best to land effective head shots, but to no avail.
The eighth round was almost disastrous for Dawson when Trouut nailed him with a left and a right which sent him to the canvas. Though stunned, he got up and carried the fight back to Trout. Trout was doing everything he could to put Dawson on the deck by knockout but, much to Dawson's shear guts, Trout could not get the job done. In the final round of the battle Trout who was obviously ahead on the scorecards, but still finished the round with a flurry of punches. Dawson had made a valiant attempt but this time it just wasn't enough.
All three judges scored the fight 97-90 in favor of Austin Trout.
Ahmed Elibali, a light heavyweight, from Cairo, Egypt who now resides in Miami, won the opening fight of the night with a devastating knockout of Dwayne Williams of Detroit Michigan.
Colombian Erick Bone won his bout with Mahonri Montes of Los Mochis, Mexico by unanimous decision in their 10 round junior welterweight fight.
Riverside junior middleweight fighter Joshua Conley won his fight with Antonio Urista of Detroit, Michigan by the unanimous decision of two judges scored 59-55 and the third judge score of 58-56.