Caleb Truax Relying on Experience, Pressure, And Conditioning to Beat Caleb Plant

Published 01/28/2021, 4:46 AM EST
Caleb Truax celebrates beating James Degale in their IBF World Super-Middleweight championship bout at the Copper Box, London. (Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images)


After a layoff of 12-months, Caleb Truax will make a return to the squared circle on January 30. He will take on the IBF champion Caleb Plant to challenge him for his super-middleweight belt. Going into this fight, Truax considers himself as an underdog who is keen on reclaiming his IBF gold.

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In a conversation with Boxing Scene, ‘Golden’ laid out his notions on the approach towards the upcoming title fight.

He said, “I’ve always been the underdog and I embrace that role. I fight my best when I’m in that spot and I look forward to proving all the naysayers wrong again.”

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The 31-year-old has hung around the sport for a while and is eager to pull off a win against the considerable young champion this weekend.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Caleb Truax celebrates beating James De Gale in the IBF World Super-Middleweight Championship fight at Copper Box Arena on December 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

He continued, “I believe my experience, my pressure, my conditioning, and just my determination will be the factor in getting the win and I expect to do so on January 30.”

The 37-year-old cited Caleb Plant as the toughest opponent of his life. But, he doesn’t want to budge an inch in his hard-earned title shot. He has his eyes firmly set on the pot of gold, and he is will look to employ his best skill sets to bag the same.

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Can Caleb Truax dethrone Caleb Plant?

Truax slides over Plant in terms of experience and number of fights. ‘Golden’ takes his current age into consideration and believes this might be his last opportunity towards a 168-pound title shot. He had a rigorous camp of seven weeks for this fight, and he wants to give it his all in this battle.

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Plant on the other side is an undefeated boxer going super strong on his roadway to become the best super-middleweight. A win here will leave his path clear to a title unification bout against Billy Joe Saunders or Canelo Alvarez.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 19: IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant holds up his belt during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plant will defend his title against Mike Lee on July 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

‘Golden’ will have to tackle the power coming off Plant’s hands, otherwise, he might fell prey to his vicious shots. This fight promises to be a sure shot thriller and one of the most important fights in Caleb Truax’s career.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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