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Truax: No Issue With Returning To UK To Beat Up DeGale Again!

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.

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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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-14-2018

its been really quiet from Degale and his team since, wonder what the next steps would be

Comment by jackblack008 on 01-08-2018

That night Degale lost much more than his IBF belt. There has been not much word from Degale camp. It is stunning how a top rated boxer become washed up/shot in just 7 months.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 01-08-2018

Why not? More money and a greater chance to win even more! Degale is done, simple jabs from Truax was already bruising up Degale's face and in the earlier rounds he wasn't landing as much as the mid rounds and…

Comment by Ray* on 01-08-2018

He obviously has been offered a massive amount of money to do so, i dont blame him and he deserves it.

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-08-2018

that's what a champion is made of..proving you can do it again..degale better be up for this because this is the fight of his life boxing wise..to save his failing career

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