Boxer Austin Trout Explains His Secret To Landing The Perfect Punch
Former World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight champion Austin Trout revealed the key to landing the perfect punch in any fight, in a recent exclusive interview with uSports.
Boxer Austin Trout On Secret To Landing The Perfect Punch
“Timing. Timing is everything,” said Trout, 30. “You don’t have to be super fast but you definitely have to time it right to place it in the right position.”
Trout lost his last fight against International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Middleweight champion Jermall Charlo in Las Vegas on May 21. Charlo thus retained his IBF junior middleweight title via unanimous decision. Two judges scored it 116-112, with the other card reading 115-113.
After the fight, Trout compared Charlo to Mexican middleweight Canelo Alvarez when asked how he compared to every other fighter he’s faced, and said Charlo was a better fighter.
“He’s up there,” said Trout. “Canelo had a lot of help, and I feel like me and Jermall, we got busy. Jermall didn’t have as much help as Canelo did, and well…it is what it is,” Trout added, forcing a smile after still attempting to shake off his disappointment with the loss.
PHOTO: LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 21: Austin Trout is shown before the start of his title fight against IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)