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Osseo Graduate Caleb Truax Breaks Opponents Jaw in Boxing Return

Sep 04, 2017 05:00PM ● By Doug Erlien

Photo Courtesy: John D'Auria/Second Chance Photography

Professional boxer Caleb Truax (28-3-2) picked up another victory on Friday, Aug. 25 in Hinckley, Minnesota with a 10th-round TKO over KeAndre Leatherwood (20-5).

Truax, a 2002 
Osseo Senior High graduate, hadn’t fought in more than a year. He was less than crisp in the contest.

“I was a bit rusty after a long layoff and I think it showed,” Truax said. “I didn’t have my best stuff and that is always a challenge to deal with mentally.”

Leatherwood was able to take away space, holding for a large part of the fight, but Truax found space in the seventh round and caught him with an uppercut that broke Leatherwood’s jaw.

“After talking to his manager after the fight, I learned that his jaw was broken in the seventh round,” Truax said. “That explained why he lost his mouthpiece so many times. He showed a ton of heart by fighting on.”

Truax continued to pressure in the eighth and ninth round and again caught Leatherwood with an uppercut that sent him to the mat.

“I tried to up my pressure to wear him down. He started to fade a bit and I noticed he was leaning in before holding,” Truax said. “I created some space and timed him with a nice right uppercut that sent him to the canvas.”

The fight was stopped at 2:23 of the 10th round after the doctor at ringside determined Leatherwood could not continue.

The win is the 28th for Truax. He made his professional debut in 2007.

What’s Next?
“I don’t have anything in the works as of now, but I’m sure my team will come up with another opportunity in the next couple weeks,” Truax said. “In the meantime, I’m taking about a week off to rest up and recover, eat some state fair food, drink some Lupulin Brewing beer, and then I’ll be right back in the gym to sharpen up and get ready for what’s next.”

Photo Courtesy: 
John D'Auria/Second Chance Photography

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