Golden vs. Sir
There’s a good scrap coming up for the vacant USBA title between middleweights Caleb Truax and Cerresso Fort on September 21…
“If not you, sir, then who, sir?”—The Priest of the Parish, a party game
A good scrap coming up between middleweights Caleb Truax and Cerresso Fort on September 21 at the Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The scheduled 10-rounder is for the vacant USBA title.
Truax (22-1-1, 13 KOs), who’ll turn 30 a week before the bout, fought three times in 2012. He suffered the only loss of his career to Jermain Taylor, who won by unanimous decision in April, despite “Golden” having “Bad Intentions” down in the ninth. Truax also fought Mickey Scarborough in September, stopping him by first-round KO, and Michael Walker in November, stopping him by fourth-round TKO.
The six-year pro has had two fights this year, beating Matt Vanda by unanimous decision in January and scoring an impressive stoppage of hard-hitting Chicagoan Donovan George by sixth-round TKO in June. He’s drawn once, against Phil Williams in 2010, but beat him by majority decision the following year.
Twenty-seven-year-old Fort (17-1-1, 11 KOs) fought three times last year, stopping Cheyenne Ziegler by second-round TKO in February, and beating Dave Peterson by majority decision in June and Brandon Baue by unanimous decision in November.
The five-year pro has fought four times this year, stopping Andy Kolle by fifth-round TKO in January, beating Dennis Sharpe by unanimous decision in March, losing (his only defeat thus far) to John Jackson by unanimous decision in April, and beating Marcus Upshaw by unanimous decision in July. “Sir” drew against Upshaw in 2011.
Favorite-son status doesn’t apply, as both fighters are Minnesota residents—Truax from Osseo and Fort from St. Paul. So who gets the win in what should be a closely contested bout? Truax by unanimous decision.
And since Curtis Stevens appears to be more talk than fight when it comes to Gennady Golovkin, perhaps he’d be willing to take on Truax. Or maybe Golovkin vs. Truax? “Golden” wouldn’t have a chance, of course. But then…who would?