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Caleb Truax vs. James DeGale - CompuBox Historical Review

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Caleb Truax, normally a slow starter, created huge momentum in rounds 1-5 (110-44 overall, 20-4 jabs, 90-40 power) with constant aggression, much better volume (67 per round to 40.8 during that stretch) and ring generalship as he maneuvered James DeGale toward the ropes and pounded away at every opportunity.

The fifth was Truax's best round as he hurt DeGale with right hands and bloodied his mouth, going a fight-high 34 of 109 overall and 27 of 71 power.

From there, Truax remained the aggressor and only in the final round did he decelerate enough for DeGale to out-land him (13-6); otherwise it was all Truax.

However, because DeGale was the home country champion -- and because Truax was a 16-to-1 underdog -- the fight was scored a majority decision instead of a unanimous one.

Truax threw more (61.1 per round to DeGale's 37.8), landed more (225-113 overall, 41-12 jabs, 184-101 power) and did so more accurately (31%-25% overall, 15%-5% jabs to offset DeGale's 43%-40% lead in power accuracy).

Truax also threw nearly twice as many power punches (456-233), jabbed better (23.1 thrown/3.4 connects per round to DeGale's 18.3/1.0) and produced a much better body attack (97-51). Scoring: 116-112, 115-112 T, 114-114.

truax-degale-compuboxWorld champions Erislandy Lara and Jarrett Hurd went face-to-face Friday at the official weigh-in for their 154-pound world title unification this Saturday, April 7 live on SHOWTIME® from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. (photos by Stephanie Trapp, Chris Farina).

WBA, IBO Champion Lara and IBF Champion Hurd will meet for just the sixth unification bout in division history in a fight that will help define the future of the 154-pound class. The winner of Lara-Hurd will join Hall of Famers Terry Norris, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Winky Wright, as well as Canelo Alvarez, as the only fighters to unify 154-pound titles. 

Also featured IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb Truax and former champion James DeGale, who meet in an immediate rematch of what was the near-universal upset of the year in 2017. In the opening bout of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, super welterweight contenders Julian Williams and Nathaniel Gallimore will face off in an IBF 154-pound world title eliminator.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fire4231 on 04-09-2018

[QUOTE=asgarth;18654144]what fight did you watch? one guy was always smothering himself, had no leverage on his punches and didn't know what to do when he got clinched. the other was afraid to throw punches, couldn't control the distance at all…

Comment by nubianpiye on 04-09-2018

These stats are from the first fight

Comment by asgarth on 04-09-2018

[QUOTE=Fire4231;18652288]Great win by DeGale, he and Truax literally went head to head in a bloody war. Worst part of the fight was Robert Byrd’s terrible affiliating. He seemed to encourage Caleb’s smothering and not give DeGale away of keeping the…

Comment by jaded on 04-09-2018

That decision was another black eye for boxing.

Comment by 285Kid on 04-08-2018

Did you do enough to beat the champion?

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