Daniel ‘Awesome’ Dawson will be the fifth Australian boxer to headline on a major fight card in the US over as many weeks when he takes on Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout in what is expected to be a WBA eliminator for the Light Middleweight Championship. The bout is expected be the main event of the August 22nd fight card at a venue yet to be decided.
Western Australian Daniel Dawson is the current WBF Light Middleweight Champion and one of Australia’s most accomplished professional fighters. He is a 7 time kick boxing world champion and was the first person in the world to hold world titles in Kick Boxing, Muay Thai and Boxing.
DAWSON: “To me this is an incredible opportunity to showcase my abilities at an elite level in my sport.”
Austin Trout will always be known to Australian fight fans as the boxer that Anthony Mundine famously dodged. When Austin Trout was the WBA Champion Australian boxing veteran Anthony Mundine was reported to state:
Mundine: “I’m not going to fight a guy like Austin Trout who is laughable because he’s really a nobody. If he came with a name and came with some pulling power (I’d fight him) – but I’m not going to let him use me and take my money. – Trent Hile, Fox Sports April 12, 2012
Mundine: “Austin Trout is a no-name. He’s getting desperate. He’s like a desperate dude that’s looking for a pay day.” – Trent Hile, Fox Sports April 12, 2012
DAWSON: “I am aware of the challenge in Austin Trout and I believe my team and I are ready and focused on our winning game plan”
Daniel previously challenged for a world title in 2010 taking on the undefeated WBO Light Middleweight Champion Ukrainian Sergey Dzindziruk in which he suffered his only stoppage in his 44 professional contests
DAWSON: “I have great confidence entering this contest due to the fact that I was afforded a full training camp, compared to my 10 day preparation against Sergey Dzindziruk in Los Angeles in 2010.”
DAWSON: “I have spent the last 4 years reinventing myself and building a power team around me”
DAWSON: “I have transformed my boxing style significantly and we are eager to deliver the performance we have executed every day in training.”
Australian professional boxing has gone from strength to strength in 2014 with Sam Soliman winning the IBF Middleweight title from Felix Strum in May and now five of Australia’s professional boxers headlining on US fight cards in some of the biggest clashes of the year:
July 26th 2014 – Australian, Daniel Geale will face the undefeated powerhouse Gennady Golovkin for the WBA Middleweight Super World title.
August 2nd 2014 – Australian, Blake Caparello will face the most avoided and feared fighter, undefeated champion Sergey Kovalev for the Light Heavyweight WBO title
August 9th 2014 – Australian, Jarrod Fletcher will face explosive Middleweight Daniel Jacobs for the WBA Regular Middleweight title
August 16th 2014 – Australian, Sakio Bika the current WBC Super Middleweight Champion will face undefeated Anthony Dirrell in a rematch which will no doubt be nothing short of a war
August 16th 2014 – Daniel Dawson takes on former Light Middleweight World Champion Austin Trout
DAWSON: “It is an honour to be representing Australian Boxing at this time, my fellow Aussie’s and I are really making our mark in the sport of boxing on an international level.”
Daniel Dawson’s professional boxing career record is currently 40 wins (26 by KO), 3 loses and 1 draw.
Daniel has won the Australian Light Middleweight and Middleweight titles, WBA Pan African, IBF Pan Pacific, WBO Asia Pacific and PABA Light Middleweight titles as well as the IBO Middleweight title.
Daniel is the current WBF Light Middleweight Champion after beating Alex Bunema in Perth on 20th September 2014.