Former WBA mild middleweight champion Austin Trout takes on a brand new position as a coach for the Workforce Fight League’s Season II. Alongside Houston’s seasoned boxing coach, Bobby Benton, they’re assembling the Houston Hitmen staff for the upcoming season.
Trout, nonetheless captivated with boxing, considers this a main focus, indicating he may step again into the ring if the precise alternative arises. Coaching for 10 weeks, the duo plans to curate a 24-member staff, and open tryouts might be held at Benton’s Most important Road Boxing Health club on Nov. 18 and Nov. 19.
“We’re searching for fierce, energetic, and thrilling fighters with nice personalities,” Trout expressed. “Profitable is our precedence; we’re right here to make a press release,” Benton echoed.
Each Trout and Benton purpose to shine a highlight on Houston’s underrated boxing scene. Whereas Benton coaches world-class boxers like Devin Haney, Trout, a local of Las Cruces, has had exceptional fights and views Houston as a breeding floor for boxing expertise.
Initially thought of as a fighter, Trout was swayed to affix as a coach, impressed by the chance to work with Benton. Their purpose? Not simply participation however triumph. The Houston Hitmen could have fighters throughout eight weight lessons, and the season kicks off on March 28.
“This might be a big alternative for fighters; they’ll achieve expertise and potential monetary achieve with out affecting their skilled information,” Trout highlighted, emphasizing the prospect for fighters to raise their standing and develop a fanbase.
Benton concluded with fervor, “We’re right here to win all of it. Profitable is the one purpose, something much less will really feel like defeat.”
The tryouts are scheduled for Nov. 18 (open) and Nov. 19 (invite-only) at Most important Road Boxing Health club, Houston. Contact 713-658-0299 for particulars.