Austin Trout arrested for public drunkenness

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Austin Trout, the Junior Middleweight Championship holder was among several people arrested by the local police on the suspicion of being publicly intoxicated in the wee hours of New Year’s Day at his home state in Texas, United States of America.

A local newspaper reported that along with several other people, the boxer was arrested by the local police department at 4.30 in the morning and was sent behind bars at 8.50 am. However, the champion boxer was released on bail as early as 11 am.

According to eye witnesses near the spot of the incident, the police were called in by the restaurant authorities when a fight broke out. Witnesses also identified the boxer and three other people who were involved in the fight. According to the article that reported the incident, which cited a police report, the officers who visited the spot after being called in smelled alcohol in their breath apart from noticing slurred speech as well as unsteady balance.

The 27 year old, who resides in New Mexico, achieved the biggest victory of his career when he defeated Miguel Cotto via a unanimous decision just last December in a main event match at the fabled Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York and it was this win that gained him worldwide recognition and it seems it has come back to haunt him with several people recognizing him instantly.

Greg Cohen, who promotes the boxer, stated that the charges that have been brought against the 27 year old are absolutely ridiculous. He mentioned that they are in contact with a well known attorney and will be working tirelessly to get the incident off the record of Austin Trout as early as possible, although the county records don’t show any cases listed in his name yet.