Earlier this month, Caleb Truax pulled off a huge stunner over Britain's former Olympic champion James DeGale on a majority decision to win the IBF world super middleweight title in London.
The 31-year-old DeGale was making the fourth defence of his title in his first fight on home soil for three years, but the 2008 Beijing gold medallist was condemned to just the second defeat of his career.
Two judges scored in favor of Truax, as the American fighter was ahead 115-112 and 116-112 on those cards, with a third judge scoring the fight as a draw as DeGale was dethroned.
It was DeGale's first bout since surgery on his right shoulder following his bruising draw against Badou Jack in January, but Truax refused to adhere to his underdog tag and offered constant pressure.
Truax, 34, unleashed a series of fierce blows against DeGale in round five that left the British fighter bloodied and up against the ropes, with Truax then catching his foe with a heavy uppercut in the tenth.
DeGale launched a spirited response in the final two rounds but Truax stood firm before sinking to his knees in anticipation of a victory that was confirmed moments later.
Truax is still shocked that DeGale was able to survive the onslaught in the fifth round.
He felt DeGale was going to get stopped in that round, but admits the British boxer was extremely tough.
"I thought I had him stopped in the fifth round. I give him credit because I hit him with some huge shots, a couple of really big uppercuts and overhand rights. He showed some champions resolve, that’s for sure. A lot of people would have gone down there because I can hit pretty good, especially if I’m getting five or six punches on the target in a row. He withstood it and kept fighting," Truax told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
"I was feeling good, I was starting to get a little bit fatigued just from putting all the pressure on him. As far as the scorecards go, I felt like I was ahead wide enough to where they weren’t going to be able to take it from me.
"I know the eleventh round was pretty close but I think the tenth round I beat him up pretty good and I think I got the best of the twelfth round too. I felt that it was wide enough in my mind to warrant a pretty decisive victory but when they announced that first card saying it was a draw, I started to get a little nervous."