Management for Goldfields-born professional boxer Daniel Dawson are pursuing a clash with unbeaten world champion Austin Trout in the US – most likely early next year.
Dawson, 34, is due to make an official return to the ring following an eight-month lay-off at Perth’s WA Italian Club in August.
But Dawson’s Melbourne-based manager Mike Altamura this week confirmed plans to have Trout defend his WBA junior middleweight title against the former local in a big-money fight overseas.
With promotional ties with another highly-touted American, Timothy Bradley – who upset pound-for-pound star Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas last weekend – Altamura appears to have sufficient clout to make the fight happen.
Anthony Mundine was the mandatory challenger to Trout, but a purse bid set up by the WBA earlier this year failed to attract a representative from the Australian’s camp.
Mundine was subsequently stripped of the interim title, but Dawson would be more than happy to fight in his place.