Saturday, 9 December 2017

Unheralded Caleb Truax dethrones IBF Champion James DeGale.


In a surprise upset, 29-3-2 (18 Ko’s) Caleb Truax of Minnesota hustled his way to a unanimous points verdict over James DeGale 23-2-1 (14 Ko’s) to take ahold of the IBF Super-Middleweight championship tonight at London’s Copper-Box Arena.. DeGale got off to a fast start before fading to the highly driven challenger in the middle rounds.. Truax took complete hold of the action in a torrid 5th round where he repeatedly hurt the champion who consistently opted to lie on the ropes.. James appeared a shadow of his usual self having recently recovered from shoulder surgery, possibly returning prematurely to world title action.. Truax executed a punch perfect plan and looked every inch championship materiel on this occasion, having failed on his two previous challenges..

Scores were 114-114, 115-112, 116-112.