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Austin Trout Claims BKFC Welterweight Title in Unanimous Victory Over Luis Palomino


Trout celebrating his win with Feldman
Austin Trout with David Feldman

In a thrilling showdown at BKFC 57, former WBA boxing champion Austin Trout secured the BKFC welterweight title versus Luis Palomino with a masterful display of traditional boxing skills. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Florida, witnessed Trout's stick-and-move clinic, earning him unanimous 49-46 scores and handing Palomino his first bare-knuckle defeat.


Trout's controlled performance showcased his boxing experience, utilizing a snappy right jab to dominate the early rounds. Palomino, labeled by many as the No. 1 pound-for-pound bare-knuckle boxer, faced Trout's strategic approach, searching for openings and connecting with a notable left hook in the opening round.


As the rounds progressed, Palomino intensified his aggression, charging forward and attempting to engage in close quarters. However, Trout's composed jab and well-timed counters proved effective, earning him the upper hand in exchanges.


Round 4 witnessed a pivotal moment as Trout, circling on the outside, landed a significant blow that led to the referee ruling it as the first knockdown of the fight. Palomino displayed resilience by returning to his feet, but Trout maintained control in the final round, evading Palomino's pursuit and securing the victory.


With strike totals favoring Trout 99 to 40, the judges' unanimous decision reflected the dominance of Trout's performance. In his post-fight interview, Trout acknowledged Palomino's skill but asserted his determination to hold the BKFC welterweight title for an extended period.


“I am the champ of the BKFC and I’m going to be here for a long time, so get tired of me,” Trout declared. “You can get tired of me, but I’m not going nowhere.”


Trout's victory takes his BKFC record to 2-0, while Palomino, with a record of 9-1, experiences his first setback in bare-knuckle competition. The BKFC 57 results showcase the evolution of Trout as a force to be reckoned with in the world of bare-knuckle boxing.

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