Austin had an outstanding amateur career, compiling a record of 113-9.
- 1990 National Golden Gloves flyweight champion
- 1991 National Golden Gloves flyweight champion
- 1991 United States Amateur flyweight champion
- Representing the United States, Austin won a bronze medal as a flyweight at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. His results were:
Known as "Cincinnati Kid", Austin won the IBF Bantamweight title by defeating Mbulelo Botile in 1997. He successfully defended his title ten times before losing to Rafael Marquez by an 8th round technical knockout in 2003.
Shortly after the loss to Marquez, Austin was accused, and later acquitted, of raping a 16 year old girl. With his legal troubles behind him, Austin resumed his career in 2005 but his comeback was quickly derailed when he lost via TKO to journeyman Eric Aiken, who went on to win the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Austin had another run in with the law in January 2008. He was arrested and charged with domestic violence after allegedly threatening to kill his wife, and for kicking and punching her about the face.
|IBF Bantamweight Champion
19 Jul 1997– 15 Feb 2003
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