Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Truax Suffers Injury, Withdraws from Planned Quillin Rematch

By Jake Donovan

The first meeting between Caleb Truax and Peter Quillin resulted in a No-Contest.

Efforts to produce a second meeting has resulted in no contest at all.

A reaggravated injury sustained by Truax during training camp forced him to formally withdraw from a scheduled Aug. 31 rematch with Quillin, which was due to take place in his home region of Minneapolis, Minn.

caleb-truax (3)_1

The official diagnosis was “a high-grade, partial-thickness tear of the Achilles tendon on his right ankle” according to Dr. Paul Schaefer of Health Partners’ Stillwater Medical Group. “In my judgement, he will not be properly rehabbed and conditioned in time for the scheduled match. I am concerned he would put his personal safety at risk engaging in this fight.”

The Athletic boxing insider Mike Coppinger was first to report the injury last week—though the extent of it unknown at the time.

Truax (30-4-2, 19KOs) first suffered the injury in March according to a press release issued by his team. The timeiine puts the starting point one month ahead of his first bout with Quillin, which aired live on FS1 at the very same venue this past April.

That bout ended inside of two rounds when a clash of heads left Truax with a deep cut over his eye which deemed too severe to continue. It literally added insult to injury, given the road to recovery. At the time, he was given the option to either undergo surgery—which would have postponed the local headliner—or continue with non-operative therapy, for which he opted in order to preserve the bout and of the belief the injury would fully heal.

The rehabilitation process began with his having to wear a boot for six weeks before moving on to physical therapy. Progress was made, only to revert nearly back to the beginning as he went deeper into training camp, thus forcing him to withdraw from the show.

Truax and Quillin were due to once again collide in a super middleweight title eliminator between former alphabet titlists. Their bout was part of a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Fox telecast at the Minneapolis Armory, which will go on as planned absent the local attraction. Erislandy Lara (25-3-3, 14KOs) and Ramon Alvarez (28-7-3, 16KOs)—the older and significantly less boxing-accomplished brother of World middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez—headline the show in a secondary title fight at super welterweight.

This time around, their planned fight didn’t even have a chance to begin as discomfort during training camp forced the former super middleweight to shut it all down.

“I’ve been training hard every day, and I’ve always prided myself on pushing through any injuries,” stated Truax (30-4-2, 19KOs). “But I know my body, and I know when enough is enough.I’m disappointed because this was a huge opportunity to take a big step toward regaining my IBF super middleweight title.

“I’m disappointed for all my fans because I wanted to put on a great show for them at The Armory. But I didn’t want to go into this fight, not being able to perform at a level that people are used to seeing from me and also performing at a level so I can defeat a world-class fighter like Peter Quillin.”

The winner would have been in line for a mandatory challenge of reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) 168-pound titlist Caleb Plant.

Truax briefly held that title, scoring a major upset on the road in a 12-round decision win over James DeGale in Dec. 2017 clash in England. The reign lasted just four months, with DeGale reclaiming the title in their rematch last April.

Just two fights have followed for Truax, both taking place at the Minneapolis Armory. He rebounded with a tune-up win last August before his aforementioned clash with Quillin (34-1-1, 23KOs), a former middleweight titlist who has fought just three times since a stunning 1st round knockout loss to Daniel Jacobs in Dec. 2015.

Quillin is expected to remain on the show, although it is not yet known whether a replacement opponent has been secured. Event handlers have not yet responded to inquiries placed by BoxingScene.com seeking comment as this goes to publish.

As for Truax, rest and relaxation are next on the agenda for the foreseeable future.

“This was an unexpected setback in a highly-anticipated bout for Caleb,” Tony Grygelko, Truax’s local promoter stated. “But Caleb’s health and well-being is our top priority, above all else.” 

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Bronx2245 on 08-21-2019

I would choose Alfredo Angulo now, or Chris Eubank Jr. on a different card!

Comment by IRONCHINHAGLER on 08-21-2019

Boo....was really lookn 4d to this barnburner of a rematch!!! Lol!!

Comment by Vodkaholic on 08-21-2019

Is it me or are fighters getting injured more this year?

Comment by BigZ44 on 08-21-2019

Good god, just scrap this bull**** and have one of them fight Plant already

Comment by mlac on 08-21-2019

[IMG]http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/12XMGIWtrHBl5e/giphy.gif[/IMG]

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (5)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Frank Warren: Anthony Yarde Right Up There With The Best at 175 Erickson Lubin Boxes Past Terrell Gausha in WBC Eliminator Adrien Broner back in January, Leo-Fulton To Be Rescheduled, More Efe Ajagba Lackluster in Decision Win Over Rice Robeisy Ramirez Shuts Out Felix Caraballo Over Eight Nurtas Azhbenov To Stay Busy With Harutyunyan in Almaty Hearn: Whyte Taking Povetkin Rematch So Quickly is Extremely Dangerous Devin Haney vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa Deal in Place, Says Manager Francisco Fonseca Gets Second Round KO, Wants Title Fight Next Jose Pedraza Dominant in Decision Win Over Javier Molina Erickson Lubin Overcomes Scare, Boxes Past Terrell Gausha Efe Ajagba Makes Top Rank Debut, Decisions Jonnie Rice Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Nyambayar Drops Breedy Twice, Wins Split Decision in Tough Fight Robeisy Ramirez Decisions Felix Caraballo Over Eight Tug Nyambayar vs. Cobia Breedy - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jaron Ennis Drops Juan Carlos Abreu Three Times, Stops Him in Six Jaron Ennis vs. Juan Carlos Abreu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gausha: I Lean More Towards Charlo Over Rosario, May The Best Man Win Pedraza vs. Molina - LIVE Results From The Bubble: Lua, Montano Win Cobia Breedy: This Is Bigger Than Me, Doing This For My People Back Home In Barbados Jaron Ennis: Becoming First To Stop Abreu Would Be A Big Statement Conwell vs. Toussaint Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, October 7 Memo Heredia Has High Hopes For Robeisy Ramirez Bob Arum: We Think Ajagba Can Be Among Top Heavyweights In The World Abreu: I Just Got Out Of Jail, How Can Ennis Put Any Fear Into Me? Ennis: Extra Weight Won’t Matter For Abreu; I'll Go In There & Get The Stoppage Pedraza: As I Keep Moving Forward, Fights Will Keep Getting Tougher And Tougher Alex Saucedo vs. Arnold Barboza Jr. To Co-Headline Lomachenko-Lopez On 10/17 Erickson Lubin: You Could See How Much I've Changed Since The Charlo Fight Jaron Ennis: I Might Have To Get Into A Mandatory Position To Get A Title Shot Ajagba: Time Away From Ring Was Frustrating, Hurts To Not Be Able To Do Something You Love Nyambayar: I Had A Sprained Ankle Against Gary Russell; I'd Love A Rematch Lubin: I'm Fresher, Hungrier Than Lara & Trout; Looking To Make Statement Against Gausha Pedraza: I Think Lomachenko Will Dominate Lopez, But He Can't Get Reckless Daily Bread Mailbag: Charlo Brothers, Ennis, Canelo, Spinks, More BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - September 19 McKenna: Beating Ohara Davies Will Be Highlight of My Career Joe Joyce: We'll See if Dubois Can Take My Heavy, Powerful Shots! Frank Warren: Whyte Received Shorter Medical Suspension Than Spelman?
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement