Peter Quillin(34-1-1,23 KO's) vs Caleb Truax(30-4-2,19 KO's)

Ends In No Decision Due To A Bad Cut After An Accidental Clash Of Heads




The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota saw neither Quillin or Truax get any closer to their title shot hopes. This fight was set to be a Super middleweight eliminator that would put the winner one step towards a potential title fight. Saturday night's well anticipated match up was brought to an end by a deep cut over the right eyelid of Caleb Truax. The physician at ringside looked over the cut and deemed it too severe to let the fight continue.


Based upon the unified rules of boxing, because the foul happened inside of four rounds it must be ruled a No Decision. This ruling will not impact either fighter's record negatively but it definitely does not give either fighter a light at the end of the title shot tunnel.



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Truax (30-4-2, 19 KOs), a native of Osseo, Minnesota was excited to be fighting in front of what would be a home crowd. As Truax entered the ring to the song, "Purple Rain" by Minnesota's own Prince, the 35 year old former super middleweight champion was definitely preparing to give the home crowd their money's worth. But unfortunately, the fans who braved the cold Minnesota temperature got barely two rounds of action to reward their hopes.


Quillin(34-1-1, 23 KO's), had a great training camp that would hopefully reflect in the ring on Saturday night. But instead he too only walked away with an unfulfilled desire to be one step closer to greatness.

Both fighter's expressed their disappointment in their post fight interviews. Caleb Truax post fight interview quotes, “It’s disappointing I couldn’t put on a good fight for the fans. They came to see 12 rounds of action. It hurts but that’s boxing. “I thought he won the first round but I was fighting the fight that I wanted to. I was pushing him backwards. Eventually I would have liked to tire him down and just kept working. It was going to plan. “I’m flattered that everybody came out for me. The fans are doing a great job representing how strong our boxing community is.


Peter Quillin stated, “I’d like to do it again, whether we come back here to Minnesota or we run it back in Brooklyn,". “Let him get stitched up. We’ll be back in the gym Monday. We didn’t even sweat up. We’re back in the gym on Monday and just wait for the phone to ring.” This fight was set to decide a mandatory challenger for unbeaten IBF World Super Middleweight Champion Caleb Plant, who sat ringside. Now Plant will be forced to wait for the rematch to be scheduled before he knows who his next opponent will be.



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