Late Monday evening Louie Burke, the longtime trainer of former WBA Super Welterweight Champion Austin Trout, confirmed via text to SouthWest Fight News that his fighter would be facing fellow 154-pounder Joey Hernandez on Sunday September 6.
The bout, according to Burke who is in Washington D.C. preparing Trout along with lead trainer Barry Hunter, is expected to be the co-main event on the afternoon telecast of Premier Boxing Champions’ PBC on CBS card to be headlined by undefeated middleweight Peter Quillin against an opponent to be named.
The 30-year-old Hernandez (24-3-1, 14KOs), goes into the bout with a record of 2-2 in his last four bouts. His last two losses have come to very formidable foes, undefeated prospect Julian Williams (20-0-1, 12KOs) and current IBF Super Welterweight champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage.
Trout (29-2, 16KOs) currently ranked in the top six of the four major sanctioning bodies at 154-lbs will be looking for his fourth consecutive victory.
Trout’s last bout, a May 9th seventh-round TKO victory over Luis Galarza, was initially set to be the co-main event on that date’s PBC on CBS card but was moved to the non-televised portion when Trout’s original opponent, Anthony Mundine, was forced out a week before the fight due to an injury.
We will be sure to provide more information over Trout’s upcoming fight with Hernandez as fight day approaches.