At the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS, Saturday night over FS-1 TGB Promotions – Tom Brown it was the return to the ring of former WBA Junior Middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout, of Las Cruces, NM, against up and coming former 2012 Olympian Terrell Gausha, out of Encino, CA.
In the Main Event former WBA Junior Middleweight world champion southpaw Austin “No Doubt” Trout, 31-6 (17), of Los Cruces, NM, and 2012 Olympian Terrell Gausha, 21-1-1 (10), of Encino, CA, fought to a 10 round draw.
In the first two rounds Gausha used a strong body attack against the former champion Trout who countered using his jab. In the third round Gausha kept up to pressure while Trout started throwing more than his jab in a close round.
In the fourth round Trout was making Gausha miss quite a bit and chasing him in the second part of the round. In the fifth round Trout seemed to get himself back into the fight for the second straight round.
In the seventh round Trout did well after getting out jabbed in the sixth which had been his game for the first half of the fight. In the eighth round Gausha landed a wild right to the chin of Trout. Both fighters seem to be taking turns being the aggressor.
In the ninth round Trout backed Gausha into a corner before letting him out. Booker came back landing several punches inside the final minute of the round. In the tenth and final round Trout continued outworking the younger Booker. In the last 10 seconds both fighters let it all hang out.
Scores were Tractor Roberts 99-91 Gausha, John Dixson 96-94 for Trout and Bill Hunter 95-95 as did this writer. The referee was Keith Hughes.
“I thought I won the fight. It is what it is. I caught a bad cold while in camp. My father passed away during this period,” said Gausha.
“We need to do that again. I’ve been off for a year and need an immediate rematch,” said Trout.
Light Heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali, 19-1 (16), of Cario, Egypt, via Miami, FL, stopped Marlos Simoes, 13-2-2 (5), of Parana, BRZ, at 1:12 of the second round of a scheduled 10.
In the first round Simones did more holding than throwing punches while Elbiali pressured him trying to make a fight of it. In the second round the tall and lean Simones was hit with a right to the chin which he would later say broke his jaw. Simones then backed into a corner as Elbiali went after him missing a punch that hit the back of his neck since Simones was ducking and falling to the canvas. Referee Keith Hughes started to count as Simones just looked up at him making no effort to get up. Upon rising after being counted out he complained his jaw was broken as you could see the bloody mouth he had.
Super middleweight southpaw Chordell Booker, 15-0 (7), of Stamford, CT, easily defeated Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso, 27-4 (21), of Nigeria via Australia and now out of Oxnard, CA, over 10 rounds.
In the first round the most exciting part of the round was in the last ten seconds when Booker landed a solid left on the chin of Omotoso who was returning to the ring after 17 months of inactivity. In the second round the aggressor Omotoso landed his best punch a left hook on the chin of Booker. Omotoso continued holding his gloves high as the southpaw Booker continued landing his jab.
In the third round Booker landed several punches without return when Omotoso waved him to come back in for some more. Booker started showboating near the end of the round. In the fourth round Booker started coming forward working the body of Omotoso. In the final 30 seconds Booker rocked Omotoso with a left on the top of the head.
In the fifth round Omotoso was not throwing enough punches having problem with the southpaw Booker’s jab. Booker continued following his jab with left body shots. In the sixth round Booker continued to get through the gloves held high of Omotoso. Near the end of the round Omotoso started showboating though he must have known he was far behind.
In the seventh round Booker landed a 3-punch combination to the body and head of Omotoso whose timing has been way off due to his inactivity. In the ninth round inside of the final minute Booker hurt Omotoso with a straight left knocking him back several steps. Omotoso recovered but didn’t start throwing until the final 10 seconds of the round.
In the tenth and final round Omotoso knowing he needs a knockout is throwing punches but Booker being in his first 10 rounder. Booker continued beating Omotoso to the punch right up until the bell ending the fight.
Scores were 100-90 by all 3 judges Dixson, Hunter and Keenum along with this writer.
An emotional Booker with tears said “This means everything to me. I’m so happy being here. I take one fight at a time.”