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Tuesday night was a pretty eventful one for boxing WBA world junior middleweight champion Austin Trout at a Taco Cabana in El Paso, Texas. Straight off the biggest victory of his career to date, Trout, his fiancée and a few friends were out having a bite to eat after ringing in the New Year when a fight broke out. According to Trout and his promoter Greg Cohen, Trout was attempting to break up the fight when the police arrived and arrested him for public intoxication.
According to Cohen, “The police came and basically arrested many of the people in there. It was the kind of thing where they acted first and asked questions later.”
Ultimately, it looks like the details about what happened are still unknown with some reports stating that Trout was more involved in the fight than he and his promoter are letting on. Julie Lozano, El Paso city spokesperson, has said that charges against him are still pending, even though he was released within eight hours of his arrest.
Here’s to hoping that Austin Trout gets to put this situation behind him soon and can get back to gearing up for a potential fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. We’re looking forward to seeing the Las Cruces, New Mexico native back in the ring.