Caleb Truax
Caleb Truax

Caleb Truax

“Golden”

RECORD

28 - 3 - 2

KOs

18

Weight 168 lbs (76.36 kg)

Age 34

Home Osseo, Minnesota,

Complete Stats

Minnesota's Caleb Truax didn’t start fighting until entering a Toughman Contest at age 19, but is now shooting for a world title at 168 pounds. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs KeAndrae Leatherwood

Aug 25, 2017 / Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota

Fighting for the first time in a year, Truax powered his way to a 10th-round TKO.

Latest News

Latest
Anthony Dirrell and Caleb TruaxPBC Boxing Video
Apr 30, 2016 / Dirrell vs Truax, Anthony Dirrell, Caleb Truax

Anthony Dirrell wastes no time in taking out overmatched Caleb Truax

Anthony Dirrell entered Friday’s 169-pound clash with Caleb Truax two fights removed from being dethroned as a champion. It didn’t take long for the 31-year-old to prove he’s still worthy of wearing the crown—and prove it he did in a big way.

Andre Dirrell and Blake Caparello
Apr 28, 2016 / Dirrell vs Caparello, Dirrell vs Truax, Andre Dirrell, Anthony Dirrell, Blake Caparello, Caleb Truax

Brothers in arms: Andre and Anthony Dirrell refuse to rest until both are kings of the ring

Long ago, Leon “Bumper” Lawson made two predictions about his grandsons, Andre and Anthony Dirrell: that they would become top amateur fighters and, one day, world champions. The brothers made good on the former prophecy and are working doggedly to bring the latter to reality—and soon.

Anthony Dirrell
Apr 25, 2016 / Dirrell vs Truax, Anthony Dirrell, Caleb Truax

Man on a mission: As he preps for Caleb Truax, Anthony Dirrell is determined to regain his 168-pound title

Anthony Dirrell was confident of winning his first 168-pound championship defense last April against Badou Jack, a man who was two bouts removed from a 61-second stoppage loss to unheralded Derek Edwards.

Fights

Fights

Win vs KeAndrae Leatherwood 20-4-1

Aug 25, 2017 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against KeAndrae Leatherwood by TKO in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Zachariah Kelley 5-15-0

Aug 20, 2016 Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Zachariah Kelley by KO in Round 2 of 8

Apr 29, 2016 Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Anthony Dirrell WINS against Caleb Truax by TKO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Melvin Betancourt 29-3-0

Feb 20, 2016 Black Bear Casino, Carlton, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Melvin Betancourt by TKO in Round 4 of 10

LOSS vs Daniel Jacobs

Apr 24, 2015 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

Daniel Jacobs WINS against Caleb Truax by TKO in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Scott Sigmon 24-5-1

Nov 01, 2014 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Scott Sigmon by TKO in Round 8 of 10

Win vs Derek Ennis 24-4-1

Jul 25, 2014 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Derek Ennis by UD in Round 10 of 10

Draw vs Ossie Duran 28-11-2

Jan 03, 2014 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax DRAWS with Ossie Duran by PTS in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Cerresso Fort 17-1-1

Sep 21, 2013 Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Cerresso Fort by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Donovan George 24-3-2

Jun 21, 2013 Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Donovan George by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Don George 24-3-2

Jun 21, 2013 Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Don George by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Matt Vanda 44-14-0

Jan 19, 2013 Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Matt Vanda by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Michael Walker 19-16-3

Nov 17, 2012 Crown Plaza Hotel, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Michael Walker by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Mickey Scarborough 6-4-0

Sep 22, 2012 Crown Plaza Hotel, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Mickey Scarborough by KO in Round 1 of 8

LOSS vs Jermain Taylor 29-4-1

Apr 20, 2012 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Jermain Taylor WINS against Caleb Truax by UD in Round 10 of 10

WIN vs Andy Kolle 23-2-0

May 27, 2011 St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Andy Kolle LOSES to Caleb Truax by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Phil Williams 11-3-1

Feb 26, 2011 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Phil Williams by MD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jonathan Reid 34-12-0

Oct 09, 2010 Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Jonathan Reid by TKO in Round 9 of 10

Win vs Antwun Echols 32-12-4

Jun 11, 2010 St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Antwun Echols by UD in Round 10 of 10

Draw vs Phil Williams 11-3-0

Apr 23, 2010 St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax DRAWS with Phil Williams by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Kerry Hope 12-2-0

Nov 20, 2009 National Guard Armory, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Kerry Hope by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Patrick Perez 25-6-0

Jul 25, 2009 St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Patrick Perez by TKO in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Durrell Richardson 11-2-0

Jun 05, 2009 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Durrell Richardson by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Steve Walker 22-19-0

Feb 13, 2009 Epic Night Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Steve Walker by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Johnny Hayes 6-3-1

Jan 24, 2009 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Johnny Hayes by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Larry Brothers 7-31-3

Nov 28, 2008 Convention Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Larry Brothers by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Robert Kliewer 9-4-2

Aug 29, 2008 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Robert Kliewer by KO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Thomas Rittenbaugh 3-1-2

Jun 26, 2008 Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Thomas Rittenbaugh by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs James Crayton 34-27-2

May 17, 2008 St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against James Crayton by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Jeffrey Osborne Jr 4-9-2

Mar 29, 2008 The Myth, Maplewood, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Jeffrey Osborne Jr by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jeffrey Osborne Jr 4-6-2

Nov 17, 2007 The Myth, Maplewood, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Jeffrey Osborne Jr by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Terry Tock 17-9-1

Jul 13, 2007 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Terry Tock by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Nick Whiting 0-4-0

Jun 15, 2007 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Nick Whiting by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Ray Walker 1-2-0

Apr 06, 2007 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Caleb Truax WINS against Ray Walker by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Caleb Truax “Golden”

  • WINS 28
  • LOSSES 3
  • DRAWS 2
  • KOs 18

Weight 168 lbs (76.36 kg)

Height 6'0" (1.83 m)

Reach 75" (191 cm)

  • Born

    September 14, 1983
  • Age

    34
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Osseo, MN
  • Trains in

    Osseo, MN
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    203
  • KO Percentage

    55%
  • Boxing Hero

    Félix Trinidad

Fighter data provided by BoxRec Ltd. View disclaimer

Bio

Bio

Caleb Truax never planned on becoming a boxer, and only got into the sport after fighting in a Toughman Contest during college. Despite limited amateur experience, the Minnesota native has established himself as a contender in the 168-pound division.

Truax was an athlete long before he became a boxer. Growing up in a single-mother household along with his twin sister and a younger brother, Truax was a baseball and football star in high school in his native Osseo, Minnesota.

He 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 relentlessly as he pursued an amateur career.

Caleb Truax Matt Vanda
Caleb Truax lands a right uppercut during his win over Matt Vanda on January 19, 2013.

A steep learning curve

In 2006, Truax earned his degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota with minors in political science and African-American studies. He also excelled in the ring that year, winning regional, Upper Midwest Golden Gloves and USA Boxing state championships.

Truax had his sights set on the 2008 Olympics, but after it was discovered that he had fought in the Toughman Contest, he lost his amateur status although he received no compensation for his participation.

He turned pro soon after, finishing his amateur career with a record of 21-8.

Caleb Truax Don George
Caleb Truax tags Don George with a right hand during their fight in Minneapolis on June 21, 2013.

Big fish in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

An avid fisherman, Truax made his professional debut at the Target Center in Minneapolis on April 6, 2007, scoring a second-round technical knockout of Ray Walker.

Fighting almost entirely in his home state, Truax won his first 14 fights, including nine stoppages, and was named Boxing Digest’s Prospect of the Month in April 2009, employing a cerebral, methodical approach to break down his opponents.

A draw against Phil Williams in April 2010 put the first tarnish on the undefeated “Golden,” but Truax proceeded to defeat Williams in a February 2011 rematch in Hinckley, Minnesota, winning a 10-round majority decision.

After defeating Andy Kolle in May, Truax took on former 160-pound world champion Jermain Taylor in Biloxi, Mississippi, in April 2012. Truax gained a ninth-round knockdown, but Taylor won a 10-round unanimous decision.

Caleb Truax Cerresso Fort
Caleb Truax delivers a right hand during his win over Cerresso Fort in Minneapolis on September 21, 2013.

Putting himself in title contention

Truax rebounded five months later with a first-round KO of Mickey Scarborough in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He followed that up with a fourth-round TKO of Michael Walker in November 2012.

Truax continued to establish himself as a rising contender in 2013 with three victories in Minneapolis. He won a 10-round unanimous decision over Matt Vanda in January, gained a sixth-round TKO of Don George on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights in June as a heavy underdog and then defeated Cerresso Fort in September with a fourth-round TKO.

Truax opened 2014 with a 10-round draw against Ossie Duran in January, but proceeded to win a 10-round unanimous decision over Derek Ennis in July before closing the year with an eighth-round TKO of Scott Sigmon in November.

Caleb Truax Daniel Jacobs
Caleb Truax lands a left hand during his loss to Daniel Jacobs in Chicago on April 24, 2015.

Coming up short in pursuit of a championship

Truax got his first shot at a world title when he faced 160-pound champion Daniel Jacobs in Chicago on April 24, 2015, in a bout that aired on Spike TV.

The boxers engaged in a defensive battle in which few big shots landed during the first half of the fight, but the action picked up in the second half as Truax fell behind on all three judges' scorecards.

Truax had difficulty penetrating Jacobs' defense most of the fight, but was able to outbox the champion in some of the later rounds.

Jacobs wore down Truax, though, and scored a knockdown in the 12th round before finishing off Truax moments later. It was the first time in Truax's career he lost via knockout.