Former junior middleweight titlist Austin "No Doubt" Trout will be back in action to face Joey Hernandez on Sept. 6 on a Sunday afternoon Premier Boxing Champions card on CBS.
Trout-Hernandez will be on the undercard of the show headlined by former middleweight titlist "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin, who will face an opponent to be announced. The site of the fight has not been announced but the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York -- where Quillin is based -- is one of the possible venues.
Trout (29-2, 16 KOs), 29, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, outpointed Miguel Cotto in a big upset to retain his junior middleweight in December 2012 but then lost two fights in a row in 2013, a tight decision to Canelo Alvarez in a title unification fight and a one-sided decision to Erislandy Lara in an interim title bout.
Since then Trout has won three in a row and Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs), a 30-year-old journeyman opponent from Miami, figures to be No. 4 in a row. Hernandez has lost two of his last three fights.
"Hernandez is a tough, hungry fighter who believes he can beat me," Trout told ESPN.com. "[He is] also a fellow southpaw, which is troubling for anyone. I'm calling it a stay-busy fight but not training like it is just to stay busy."
Trout said he wants bigger fights after Hernandez.
"Beating Hernandez will set me up for a fight with a fellow top junior middleweight contender such as Julian Williams [who shut out Hernandez in April], the Charlo twins [Jermell or Jermall] or even a title shot against Demerits Andrade by the end of this year," Trout said. "2015 was my 'get back' year and I plan to be at the top by the end of this year."