Truax defends his title versus DeGale in rematch
On April, 7th James Degale will find himself in a position that he hasn’t been in since May of 2015 as he’ll be heading into his rematch with Caleb Truax as the challenger instead of the champion.
Degale lost his IBF Super Middleweight title in his own backyard this past December to longtime contender, Truax, via a Majority Decision in what was 3KingsBoxing.com’s Upset of the Year for 2017.
In the first fight, Degale started off like he normally does with a fast pace while winning the early rounds. Truax came into the fight as an overwhelming underdog but as the fight went into the second half fatigue appeared to kick in on his opponent. An upset of historic proportions was brewing in the Copper Box Arena in London.
Along with appearing tired Degale also seemed to still be suffering from some type of discomfort in his surgically repaired right shoulder as he started getting out worked and out hustled by Truax.
Ultimately, when the scorecards were read to everyone’s shock including this writer, there was a new IBF Super Middleweight champion crowned. The result was shocking to not only myself but also for DeGale, the hometown crowd and even Truax himself.
On the first Saturday in April, Degale can put all that behind him with a victory over Truax while getting his IBF Super Middleweight title back in the process. Will it be redemption for James Degale or a repeat performance for Caleb Truax?
By: Jerrell Jasper