Former world champion Austin Trout could face ex-British boss Tyrone Nurse on the Emerald Isle
Seconds Out understands that former world super-welterweight champion Austin Trout is on the verge of signing a contract to face ex-British ruler Tyrone Nurse in Ireland on April 25. Trout, who holds a win over boxing legend Miguel Cotto and has shared the ring with the likes of Canelo Alverez and Jermell Charlo, is looking to get back into world title contention.
Nurse, who has lost four of his last six fights, will be looking to catapult himself into the world ratings with a win over the American. Nurse’s dad and trainer Chris Aston believes this is a perfect fight for his charge to take.
“I believe Tyrone has the skill to outbox Trout,” he stated. “We are not here to make up the numbers, we are coming to win. Tyrone loves getting in wars which drives me mad as I know what a pure boxer he is. But if he sticks to the plan, he will get the win.
“This contest has come out of the blue, but we are ready. We believe we have been on the wrong side of a few bad decisions as of late, so we are going to leave nothing to chance. We are just waiting to sign the contracts, then Tyrone will go through the camp of his life and fulfil the huge potential we all know he has.”
The surprising contest comes courtesy of American Impact Network International’s play into the Irish market. A multi-fight deal with Dublin-based O’Rourke’s Gym is on the table with their stable of fighters sharing a multitude of fights cards both in America and Ireland.
The show was originally meant to be staged in Dublin, giving the city a boxing card they desperately crave. Sources have confirmed that after months of negotiations the Boxing Union of Ireland have failed to sanction the event, leaving Impact Network International little choice but to look elsewhere to host the bill.
O’Rourke’s Gym owner Steven O’Rourke stated, “We are desperate to bring a big fight card back to Dublin. The Irish fans are the best in the world, and they will come out in their droves to support their local fighters. Impact Network International are an experienced American television network and would provide a top-class event which will be available to over 90 million homes in the States. That is phenomenal exposure and will bring a lot of money into the city. I just hope the BUI who are an amazing governing body see the value this show will bring.”