Boxing champion and Las Cruces native Austin “No Doubt” Trout, who was arrested early Tuesday morning in El Paso for public intoxication has denied the allegation, El Paso television station KVIA ABC-7 reported.
Trout, 27, was arrested at 4:34 a.m. Tuesday and booked into the El Paso County Jail later that morning and was released at 11 a.m. on a $105 bond, KVIA said.
According to the police report, officers were called to a Taco Cabana restaurant on North Mesa around 2:30 a.m. in reference to a reported fight, ABC-7 reported.
An officer who arrived on scene found several chairs, tables, food and drinks strewn about the floor, and restaurant employee identified the alleged offenders, including Trout, as having been involved in the fight inside the restaurant, according to the station.
Trout’s manager, Louie Burke, told ABC-7 that Trout was actually trying to act as a peacemaker.
“Austin says he was not drinking,” Burke told the station. “He went out to eat, and an argument started at the table next to him. (Austin) tried to break up the fight. He did break up the fight actually. He asked the police officer what he was getting arrested for. He said, ‘Can you please give me a breathalyzer test?’ And the police denied him one.”
Trout defeated Miguel Cotto in early December in a 12-round unanimous decision in Madison Square Garden to retain his WBA World Light Middleweight championship, KVIA reported.