In what many saw as the biggest upset of 2017, massive underdog Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KOs) traveled to London and shocked Olympic gold medal winner James DeGale (23-2-1, 14 KOs) to capture the IBF super middleweight title.
Truax badly hurt DeGale in the fifth round and punished him for the remainder of the contest to secure a twelve round decision.
Two fights earlier, Truax had been knocked out in a single round by Anthony Dirrell - so the outcome against DeGale had surprised almost everyone.
There is still some confusion over the rematch clause, but that appears to be irrelevant because Truax is more than willing to come back to the UK for a second fight.
"I’m not sure if I’m contractually obligated to a rematch or not, but I’m more than willing to go back and beat him up again," Truax told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
"If I can get paid the same in the United States, I would want him to come here, but I think the market is so strong over there that they can probably offer more money. I’m willing to go back there."
If the DeGale rematch falls out, then Truax is open to fighting anyone and everyone in a very loaded weight class.
"It’s pretty hot right now. They got that World Super Series going on with four good fighters left. David Benavidez is a good champion. It’s a hot division. I don’t have my eye on anybody in particular, I’ll let my promoter, Warriors Boxing and Al Haymon map out what they think is my best option and we’ll just go from there," Truax said.
"I believe the IBF will set a date where I will have to make my defense. As long as I’m recovered from this fight and I’m healthy, I think it will be in April or May probably. I’d prefer to fight as soon as possible, so the quickest I’m able to get back in, I’m all for that."