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Austin Trout vs. Joey Hernandez Odds and Picks

  • Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

    By  Tom Wilkinson

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    Boxing Odds: Austin Trout takes on Joey Hernandez on Tuesday, September 8th at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California in a bout that can be seen on Fox Sports 1. Trout is 29-2 in his career with 16 knockouts while Hernandez is 24-3-1 with 14 knockouts. The fight will be part of the first edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports 1 which also includes a fight between unbeaten Jorge Lara and Jesus Rojas.

    Here is a look at the bout between Trout and Hernandez and boxing picks.

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    Trout Looking to Future Title Fight

    It wasn’t that long ago that Austin Trout was at the top of the 154 pound division after he defended his title for the fourth time with a unanimous decision win over Miguel Cotto in 2012. Trout was the 2004 U.S. National Amateur welterweight championship and moved up the ranks in boxing until he won the welterweight title in 2004 by defeating Roberto Alvarez. He defended that title four times including the win over Cotto in 2012. The winning stopped though next year as he lost unanimous decisions to Canelo Alvarez in April of 2013 and Erislandy Lara in December of 2013. Trout got back to his winning ways with wins over Daniel Dawson and Luis Grajeda in 2014 and Luis Galarza earlier this year. He now takes on Hernandez in another step on the road to a future title fight. “This is an important fight,” said Trout, “Winning should get me within inches of my next title fight.”

    Hernandez Looking for Career Jolt

    This is a huge fight for Hernandez who comes in having lost two of his past three bouts. His only win in three bouts was a seventh-round stoppage of Jose Miguel Rodriguez Berrio. He was beaten by Cornelius Bundrage and Julian Williams. Hernandez is known for having fast hands but he doesn’t have a lot of power and he has not shown in the past that he can handle top opponents. He is talking like he can handle Trout but that remains to be seen. “This is a big fight for me and I’m grateful to have the opportunity on this stage,” said Hernandez. “I’m coming with no fear and I’m coming to win. I respect what Austin Trout has done in the sport but I’m going to make his life miserable on September 8.”

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    Boxing Picks

    This should be an easy win for Trout but the price will end up being too high so I will just take the rounds option under the boxing betting total.

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