“Al (Haymon) told us the fight would take place on July 19th,” said Burke. When asked what the card would look like and what network the fight would air on Burke said he was not sure. He also did not have information on where the fight would take place but says he and Team Trout are willing to face Dawson in his home country of Australia.
With Haymon still advising Trout (26-2, 14KOs), it is likely that the fight will air on Showtime. The July 19th date is a surprising one as the week before Showtime will have their third pay-per-view event of the year when former Trout opponents Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara face off.
Additionally, the last two Saturday’s of July currently have two shows booked by Showtime’s rival network HBO. It’s rare that the two networks hold events the same evenings. An August date is more likely to feature the Trout vs. Dawson bout.
The 36-year-old Dawson (40-3-1, 26KOs), is the current Pan Asian Boxing Association champion and has not lost in his last seven outings since consecutive losses in 2010 to Frank LoPorto and at the time WBO Light Middleweight champion Serhiy Dzinziruk.
Trout, 28, will be looking to get back into the win column after suffering the first two losses of his career against Alvarez and Lara; both taking place in 2013.
As details continue to emerge over the bout SWFight.com will provide them. Expect a lot of changes before and if ever, the two men get in the ring with each other.