Austin “No Doubt” Trout (30-2 17 KO’s) did what he was supposed to do to a fighter who struggled to make weight and then ballooned upwards of twenty pounds in a day, walk him down and destroy him to the body. Trout did just that to opponent Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (24-4-1 14 KO’s) on Tuesday knocking him out in the sixth round with a series of body shots.
Trout looked sharp from the opening round snapping his jab and increasing his workload and attack to the body with each passing round. In the fourth round, Hernandez body slammed Trout during a clinch causing referee Jack Reiss to take a point giving Trout a 10-8 round. A moot point really as Trout was dominating every round before the stoppage.
Over his past few fights, Trout has slowly started to show glimpses of the highly skilled fighter who beat Miguel Cotto and gave Canelo Alvarez all he wanted before dropping a very close decision.
He had a tough run in life back in 2013, losing the Alavarez fight, his first as a pro, his grandmother tragically suffering a fatal heart attack at his wedding, and then the loss to Erislandy Lara but Trout is a man of faith and he has gained strength through the storm to continue his journey.
If Trout continues to improve and reach that world class level once again, one things for sure, his opponents better be ready, and most importantly be in shape.