Caleb Truax
Caleb Truax

Caleb Truax

“Golden”

RECORD

30 - 4 - 2

KOs

19

Weight 168 lbs (76.36 kg)

Age 35

Home Saint Michael, Minnesota,

Complete Stats

Minnesota's Caleb Truax didn’t start fighting until entering a Toughman Contest at age 19, but he now is the IBF super middleweight world champion. Read Bio

Next Fight / Apr 13, 2019


Caleb Truax vs Peter Quillin


The Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Jamal James scores highlight KO in front of hometown fans in Minneapolis

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Caleb Truax fights before hometown crowd, waits for next big shot

Former super middleweight champ seeks a trilogy bout with James DeGale, but will settle for a fight this Friday night in front of his hometown fans in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Fights

Caleb Truax Fights

Loss vs James DeGale 25-2-1

Apr 07, 2018 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Caleb TruaxCC LOSES to James DeGaleJJ by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs James DeGale 23-1-1

Dec 09, 2017 Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, London, United Kingdom

James DeGaleJJ LOSES to Caleb TruaxCC by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs KeAndrae Leatherwood 20-4-1

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against KeAndrae LeatherwoodKK by TKO in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Zachariah Kelley 5-15-0

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Zachariah KelleyZZ by KO in Round 2 of 8

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

Anthony DirrellAA WINS against Caleb TruaxCC by TKO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Melvin Betancourt 29-3-0

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Melvin BetancourtMM by TKO in Round 4 of 10

LOSS vs Daniel Jacobs

Apr 24, 2015 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

Daniel JacobsDD WINS against Caleb TruaxCC by TKO in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Scott Sigmon 24-5-1

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Scott SigmonSS by TKO in Round 8 of 10

Win vs Derek Ennis 24-4-1

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Derek EnnisDD by UD in Round 10 of 10

Draw vs Ossie Duran 28-11-2

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

Caleb TruaxCC DRAWS with Ossie DuranOO by PTS in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Cerresso Fort 17-1-1

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Cerresso FortCC by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Donovan George 24-3-2

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Donovan GeorgeDD by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Don George 24-3-2

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Don GeorgeDD by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Matt Vanda 44-14-0

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Matt VandaMM 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 TruaxCC WINS against Michael WalkerMM 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 TruaxCC WINS against Mickey ScarboroughMM 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 TaylorJJ WINS against Caleb TruaxCC 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 KolleAA LOSES to Caleb TruaxCC by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Phil Williams 11-3-1

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Phil WilliamsPP by MD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jonathan Reid 34-12-0

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Jonathan ReidJJ 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 TruaxCC WINS against Antwun EcholsAA 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 TruaxCC DRAWS with Phil WilliamsPP 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 TruaxCC WINS against Kerry HopeKK 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 TruaxCC WINS against Patrick PerezPP by TKO in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Durrell Richardson 11-2-0

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Durrell RichardsonDD by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Steve Walker 22-19-0

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Steve WalkerSS by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Johnny Hayes 6-3-1

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Johnny HayesJJ 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 TruaxCC WINS against Larry BrothersLL by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Robert Kliewer 9-4-2

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Robert KliewerRR 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 TruaxCC WINS against Thomas RittenbaughTT 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 TruaxCC WINS against James CraytonJJ by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Jeffrey Osborne Jr 4-9-2

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Jeffrey Osborne JrJJ by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jeffrey Osborne Jr 4-6-2

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Jeffrey Osborne JrJJ by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Terry Tock 17-9-1

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Terry TockTT 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 TruaxCC WINS against Nick WhitingNN by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Ray Walker 1-2-0

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

Caleb TruaxCC WINS against Ray WalkerRR by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Caleb Truax “Golden”

  • WINS 30
  • LOSSES 4
  • DRAWS 2
  • KOs 19

Weight 168 lbs (76.36 kg)

Height 6'0" (1.83 m)

Reach 75" (191 cm)

  • Born

    September 14, 1983
  • Age

    35
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Osseo, MN
  • Trains in

    Saint Michael, MN
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    230
  • KO Percentage

    53%
  • Boxing Hero

    Félix Trinidad

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Bio

Caleb Truax 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.