Caleb Truax

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Caleb Truax
Statistics
Real name Caleb Truax
Nickname(s) Golden
Rated at Middleweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1983-09-14) September 14, 1983 (age 33)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 32
Wins 27
Wins by KO 17
Losses 3
Draws 2

Caleb Truax, alias Golden (born September 14, 1983), is a middleweight professional boxer from Minnesota. He is currently rated the #17 middleweight boxer in the world according to BoxRec.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Truax is a native of Osseo, Minnesota. He has a twin sister, Erin Truax, and a younger brother, Seth Martinez.

Truax is a 2002 high school graduate from Osseo Senior High School. While attending high school, he was an all-conference member of the Osseo Orioles football and baseball teams.[2]

Truax then played football at Virginia State University for one year before a knee injury ended his gridiron career. He returned home in 2003 to attend the University of Minnesota, and it was there at the age of 19 that Truax entered a local Toughman Contest. He lost his first fight, but soon became consumed by boxing—altering his diet and training as he pursued an amateur career.[3]

Truax graduated from the University of Minnesota majoring in Sociology,[4] minoring in both African American studies and Political Science.

Amateur career[edit]

Truax compiled a record of 21 wins and 8 losses. In 2006 he was the USA Boxing State Champion, the Region 1 Champion, and the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Champion.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Caleb Truax debuted as a professional fighter in April 2007 with a 2nd-round knockout of Ray Walker. As of March 2015, Truax has a professional record of 25 wins, one loss, and two draws. Truax has defeated Ossie Duran, Matt Vanda, Andy Kolle, Phil Williams,[6] Jonathan Reid, Antwun Echols, Durrell Richardson, and James Crayton. His only professional loss came to former undisputed middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor (Truax knocked Taylor down in the 9th round.)

Truax drew Ossie Duran in a 10-round non-title bout at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The bout was part of an eight-fight card promoted by Mike Tyson's new company, Iron Mike Productions. Mike Tyson was in attendance at the event, and said of Truax, "I hear he is exciting and he is something that we need for boxing, he is a breath of fresh air because boxing is in the doldrums right now. I'm looking forward to seeing him and if he is as much as everyone has told me."[7]

WBA title bout[edit]

Truax faced Daniel Jacobs for the WBA (Regular) Middleweight title on April 24, 2015, and was stopped with 48 seconds left in the 12th and final round. The fight was broadcast on Spike TV as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.[8]

Professional record[edit]

25 Wins (10 decisions, 15 knockouts), 2 Losses (1 decision, 1 knockout), 2 Draws (2 decisions)
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 25-2-2 United States Daniel Jacobs TKO 12 (12), 2:12 2015-04-24 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois For WBA (Regular) Middleweight title
Win 25-1-2 United States Scott Sigmon TKO 8 (10) 2014-11-01 United States Chicago, Illinois, USA
Win 24-1-2 United States Derek Ennis UD 10 (10) 2014-07-25 United States Chicago, Illinois, USA
Draw 23-1-2 Ghana Ossie Duran UD 10 (10) 2014-01-03 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Scores were 95-95, 95-95, and 95-95.
Win 23-1-1 United States Cerresso Fort TKO 4 (12), 1:49 2013-09-21 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Won vacant USA Minnesota State and vacant USBA Middleweight titles.
Win 22-1-1 United States Don George TKO 6 (8), 2:24 2013-06-21 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Win 21-1-1 United States Matt Vanda UD 10 (10) 2013-01-19 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Win 20-1-1 United States Michael Walker TKO 4 (8), 2:59 2012-11-17 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Win 19-1-1 Russia Mickey Scarborough KO 1 (10), 1:57 2012-09-22 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Loss 18-1-1 United States Jermain Taylor UD 10 (10) 2012-04-20 United States Biloxi, Mississippi, USA Taylor down in round 9.
Win 18-0-1 United States Andy Kolle SD 10 (10) 2011-05-27 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA Won vacant USA Minnesota State Middleweight title.
Win 17-0-1 United States Phil Williams MD 10 (10) 2011-02-26 United States Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
Win 16-0-1 United States Jonathan Reid TKO 9 (10), 2:29 2010-10-09 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Reid down once in round 9.
Win 15-0-1 United States Antwun Echols UD 10 (10) 2010-06-11 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Draw 14-0-1 United States Phil Williams SD 10 (10) 2010-04-23 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA For vacant USA Minnesota State Super Middleweight title. Scores were 97-94, 94-96, and 95-95.
Win 14-0 United Kingdom Kerry Hope UD 10 (10) 2009-11-20 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA Won vacant WBF International Super Middleweight title.
Win 13-0 United States Patrick Perez TKO 7 (8), 1:19 2009-07-25 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Win 12-0 United States Durrell Richardson UD 8 (8) 2009-06-05 United States Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
Win 11-0 United States Steve Walker TKO 2 (6), 2:20 2009-02-13 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Win 10-0 United States Johnny Hayes TKO 5 (6) 2009-01-24 United States Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
Win 9-0 United States Larry Brothers TKO 1 (6), 2:27 2008-11-28 United States Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Win 8-0 United States Robert Kliewer KO 3 (6), 0:23 2008-08-29 United States Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
Win 7-0 United States Thomas Rittenbaugh UD 6 (6) 2008-06-26 United States Lemoore, California, USA
Win 6-0 United States James Crayton TKO 4 (6) 2008-05-17 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Win 5-0 United States Jeffrey Osborne Jr UD 6 (6) 2008-03-29 United States Maplewood, Minnesota, USA Osborne down in rounds 2 and 3.
Win 4-0 United States Jeffrey Osborne Jr UD 4 (4) 2007-11-17 United States Maplewood, Minnesota, USA
Win 3-0 United States Terry Tock KO 2 (4), 1:56 2007-07-13 United States Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
Win 2-0 United States Nick Whiting TKO 2 (4), 1:52 2007-06-15 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Win 1-0 United States Ray Walker TKO 2 (4) 2007-04-06 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Professional debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Middleweight Ratings". BoxRec. 
  2. ^ "Caleb Truax: Promising Boxer". Maple Grove Magazine. Tiger Oak Media. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Caleb Truax - Next Fight, Fighter Bio, Stats & News". PBC Boxing. 18 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Boxing in Minnesota is down, not out". Star Tribune. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Caleb Truax". BoxRec. 
  7. ^ Greder, Andy (20 November 2013). "Mike Tyson can't wait for a closer look at Osseo boxer Caleb Truax". Pioneer Press. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Daniel Jacobs ends defensive battle emphatically with 12th-round TKO of Caleb Truax". PBC Boxing. 

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