Former WBA super-welterweight champion Austin Trout is eyeing another fight with a marquee name after handily outpointing Mexican Juan Armando Garcia at the Polideportivo Sur in Chihuahua, Mexico, on Saturday night. All three scores were 99-91.
‘No Doubt’ Trout (33-5-1, 18 KOs) has mixed it with boxing’s elite, losing decisions to Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara and both Charlo brothers, Jermall and Jermell.
At 35, the stylist from Las Cruces, New Mexico, still feels he has another title run in him. He comprehensively outboxed Garcia (21-8-2, 12 KOs) in his first bout for 12 months to maintain his current No.6 rating with the IBF at 154lbs.
Yamileth Mercado retained her WBC super-bantamweight crown in her first defence by pounding out a clear decision over a game Alejandra Guzmán at the Jardines del Pedregal in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday night. Scores were 98-92 (twice) and 98-93.
After some even opening skirmishes, the 22-year-old Mercado (17-2, 5 KOs) dictated proceedings on the inside and outside against her fellow Mexican. Seeking to turn the tables, Guzman (11-2-2, 5 KOs) enjoyed a bright seventh that had the champion beating a swift retreat.
Mercado regained her composure once more before being wobbled in the final round by a desperate, late rally from the 24-year-old Guzman, but the champion negotiated the storm to prevail clearly on the cards.
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