An Interview with Caleb Truax

Q.1 Caleb, you discovered your talent for boxing quite late on. Tell us a little about your introduction to the sport.

Yes, I didn’t begin boxing until I was 19. I was always a big boxing fan, but never knew it was accessible in MN. Ultimately, I saw an ad in the local City Pages for a tough guy tournament, decided to enter with a friend, and that’s how I was introduced to competing in the sport.

Q.2 Growing up in Minnesota you were heavily involved in team sports. How did it feel to step into the individual environment of a boxing ring for the first time?

As a kid, I played every sport there was to play, but outside of golf, I never played individual sports. It was definitely a change not to have any teammates to rely on, but I welcomed it. I enjoy having everything start and stop with me in the ring. I think not having any safety valves to the left or right, as is the case on a team, brings out the best of me.

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Fight Day Questions with Ronald Gavril

Super middleweight prospect Ronald Gavril (5-0) takes on Dave Courchaine in the StubHub Center, Carson, California tonight. ‘The Thrill’ has made a perfect start to his promising career and will be looking to add another victory to his resume in a few hours time.

The Romanian native has turned his career around since relocating to Las Vegas and with the experience of trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in his corner Ronald has made a smooth transition into professional prize-fighting.

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American Olympians: Life after London

Twitter: @boxingroundup – Historically the U.S has always featured heavily on the medal podium in men’s Olympic boxing. The American athletes have provided some of the most memorable performances in Olympic rings down through the years.

The United States enjoyed immense success between the ropes from as far back as Helsinki 1952 until as recently as Seoul 1988. However there has been a noticeable decrease in number of times The Star-Spangled Banner has echoed across boxing medal podiums since the Korean Games.

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Ready to Thrill the World An Interview with Ronald Gavril

If America is the land of opportunity, Ronald Gavril has seized his big chance with both hands. Born in Bacau Romania ‘The Thrill’ is now an exciting young prospect fighting out of Las Vegas. Ronald is the epitome of hard work, determination and hope. Since turning professional in 2011 the 27 year old talent has swept aside his first five opponents with his action packed aggressive style.

However the future of the promising super middleweight was once in doubt until his management made the brave decision to relocate to Las Vegas. Ronald’s profile immediately inflated as he put his impressive fighting ability on display in the gyms of Sin City.

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Boxing ain’t dead, not by a long shot

‘Boxing is dead’ is a term I read, and heard, frequently in recent years. If any truth lay in that statement, 2013 proved to be boxing’s resuurection. Drama, brutality, courage and the art of boxing, 2013 provided every element, when combined, makes this the greatest sport in the world.

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Golovkin-Macklin: A Great Fight for Boxing

739This Saturday night Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBA and IBO middleweight titles against his toughest opponent to date when he faces Matthew Macklin at the MGM Grand, Mashantucket.

The Kazakhstan native, known simply as ‘GGG’, likes to keep his fights as short as his nickname. He has gained a reputation as one of the most devastating punchers of recent times, boasting a KO ratio of 88.46%. The 31 year old champion has racked up 26 consecutive wins however he has never ventured past the 10th round.

Macklin is the first top 20 ranked middleweight to challenge ‘GGG’ and as such poses his stiffest test to date. ‘Mack the Knife’ is no stranger to big fights having shared a ring with both Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez.

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Haye vs. Fury: The Curse of the Purse

haye54David Haye took to twitter this afternoon to quash the exciting rumour that a fight between himself and undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury was close to being finalised.

“I did everything in my power to get Fury in the ring. Even gifting him a 50/50 split. But big chump won’t sign contract 4 the fans #AllTalk”, was the message the former WBA heavyweight champion delivered to his twitter follower population of almost 1 million fans.

“Can’t believe team haye outed me on twitter not very professional of you guys now where do I go from hear! I can’t blah any more”, replied Fury.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez: The One

floyd5654Floyd Mayweather Jr. moved to 44-0 on May 4th with a convincing points win over Robert Guerrero (31-2-1) in front of a sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena. There was no evidence of ring rust despite a year long absence. ‘Money’ controlled the fight throughout. It was a flawless performance that reinforced his status as the best boxer on the planet.

Immediately the boxing community turned its attention to September 14th. Pundits, fighters and fans took to twitter and various internet forums to debate potential opponents for Floyd’s second fight of 2013. Devon Alexander and Amir Khan featured heavily in this global debate however one name clearly stood out from the rest.

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