Photos: Scott Foster
Former super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (31-5-1, 17 KOs) and former title challenger Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs) battled to a ten round draw on Saturday night at the Beau Rivage Resort Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Gausha seemed to do enough to win, but the cards read 99-91 Gausha, 96-94 Trout, 95-95.
Austin Trout: “We need to do that again. That wasn’t right. Let’s do it again. That was after a year layoff. Timing is going to be off. Now that I am a little more active. I need an immediate rematch. Immediate. You never know how the judges are seeing it, but I know 99-91 for (Gausha) wasn’t right. I was definitely in there more than one round. But I didn’t feel good in there tonight. I had to force a lot of things, and I had to close the gap in the later rounds.”
Terrell Gausha: “I felt like I won the fight. That’s boxing sometimes. You don’t get the decision. I have been through a lot this camp. It is what it is,” continued Gausha. “I caught a bad cold the last week of training camp. My father passed away during this training camp. I don’t really care about a rematch with Trout. I just want bigger fights. I’d like to do something different. But if we have to go through (Trout) again we’ll do it and just make it more convincing next time.”
Unbeaten super welterweight Chordale Booker (15-0, 7 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Wale Omotoso (27-4, 21 KOs). Scores were 100-90 across the board.
Light heavyweight contender Ahmed Elbiali (19-1, 16 KOs) scored a second round KO over Marlos Simões (13-2-2, 5 KOs). A crushing right hand apparently broke Simões’ jaw and he couldn’t continue after going down.
Unbeaten cruiserweight Efe Apochi (8-0, 8 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Earl Newman (10-2-1, 7 KOs). A right hand to the ear ended it at 2:12.
Former WBO super middleweight title challenger Habib Ahmed (27-1-1, 18 KOs) shut out Juan De Angel (21-11-1, 19 KOs) over eight rounds 80-72 3x.
Unbeaten welterweight Amon Rashidi (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over late sub Juan Jesus Garces (19-25, 13 KOs).
Unbeaten bantamweight Shawn Simpson (10-0, 3 KOs) outpointed Sergio Quiroz (6-2, 1 KO) over six, 60-54 3x.