Looks like Austin might be getting the break he deserves.
The plan is for him to fight Sergiy Dzinziruk on HBO on August 25th. If it comes to fruition it's a good fight, Trout might even be the underdog depending on who you talk to even though I would favor him myself.
Either which way, fighting on HBO officially means you've made it to the big leagues as far as boxing's concerned. Plus, if he wins and looks good doing so it means being a viable candidate to take on the big dogs of the sport.