WBA world light-middleweight champion, Austin Trout, looked awesome during his Dec. 1 title defense against Miguel Cotto, out-boxing the Puerto Rican on his way to the unanimous decision.
With the win, Trout (26-0-0, 14 KOs) proved that he's indeed one of the top contenders in the light-middleweight division, but he might have a hard time finding worthy opponents.
Austin Trout called out WBC light-middleweight champion, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez shortly after defeating Cotto, but it seems like the undefeated Mexican is more interested in a bout against Mayweather. Canelo recently stated that he's getting close to finalizing a bout against Floyd on his Facebook page, so Trout will probably have to look elsewhere for his next opponent.
Trout doesn't want a long layoff after his biggest win as a professional boxer, and he plans to be back inside the ring soon.
"Man, I want to come back as soon as possible, like February or March," Trout said during an interview with Percy Crawford. "That would be ideal. But you know, I would like to come back May 4th. That would be a great date to be back!"
A Mayweather vs. Alvarez bout has not been finalized, so there's still a slight chance Trout will get a chance to fight the redheaded Mexican on Cinco de Mayo. After all, the idea of Trout fighting Canelo, while Mayweather takes on Robert Guerrero, with the winners squaring up later on in 2013 does make a lot of sense.
If Austin Trout isn't able to secure a fight against Alvarez, he'll try to secure fights against Alfredo Angulo and James Kirkland.
One thing's for sure, "No doubt" feels like it's his time to shine right now.
"You still haven't seen the best of Austin 'No Doubt' Trout, so look forward to a better Austin Trout because it's only going to get better," Trout added. "I'm hoping to get these pound-for-pound dudes out of the way. And then of course I want to get another belt; get all of the belts."