Caleb Truax know this is the last shot at the title
Former IBF Super Middleweight champion Caleb “Golden” Truax (31-4-2, 19ko) understands this is his last opportunity at a championship facing current champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (20-0, 12ko).
THE HARD ROAD TRAVELED
The 37-year-old Minnesota fighter is in familiar territory, and he is looking to seize the moment once again. In 2015, he got knocked out challenging for the WBA ‘Regular’ Middleweight crown, facing then-champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs.
Golden moved up in weight following the Jacobs loss, and he was knocked out in the first round by Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell in 2016. At this point, most fighter’s careers would be dimmed over. However, the Minnesota fighter bounced back with two victories in a row before being given the opportunity of a lifetime.
In 2017, he was selected to face IBF champion James “Chunky” Degale, and he made the most of that opportunity with a career-changing performance and captured his first world championship. He would lose the rematch the following year, but he never lost the desire to regain the title, fighting his way back into title contention, and he is ready to shock the world again.
THIS IS THE LAST SHOT
Truax is approaching the tail-end of a good boxing career, and his advanced age is a sign that it is now or never. While speaking with the media, he expressed what makes him so driven in this fight, looking at it as the last hooray.
“At my age, I’m 37, there is no telling when I will be able to get a fight for a title again if this was to go wrong. So I have been approaching it like it’s my last shot, and I’ve been very focused in camp and just determined to leave it all in the ring and get my belt back.”
The former champion is correct the window undoubtedly will be closed if he loses this fight. Equally important, he will have a huge advantage in experience. However, will that be enough? Fans can get the answer to that question by tuning in to the fight scheduled to take place live on FOX at the Shrine Exposition Center, LA on January 30.
By: Garrisson Bland