Jermell Charlo Drops Austin Trout Twice, Wins Majority Decision
Venue : Staples Center, California
WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo (31-0, 15 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over former WBA titleholder Austin Trout (31-5, 17 KOs) droppingdhim in the third and the ninth, then ending the fight with scores were 113-113, 115-111 and 118-108.
Jermell Charlo knocked out his last four opponents before this fight, with his last coming against Erikson Lubin in October of last year while Trout has lost two of his last three with defeats to Erislandy Lara and Jarrett Hurd, coming into this fight.
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Trout started out strongly defensively with Jabs, while Charlo reacted when needed with big combinations
Charlo sent Trout down in the third round with a big left but Trout got back up with the Jabs and defensive show Stopping Charlo from capitalising on the damage.
Charlo Secured another Knockdown in the 9th, with a shot to the head. The period Trout actually started getting hurt but showed he could actually take a punch.