Caleb Truax (22-1, 13 KOs) thrilled his hometown fans by knocking out Don "Da Bomb” George (24-4-1, 21 KOs) in round six at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.
The bout was the co-feature on ESPN'S Friday Night Fights.
The first two minutes of the opening stanza was a battle of jabs. The last minute was dominated by Truax who clocked George with a half dozen right hands. His bodywork was also impressive.
Truax continued to land his right hand in round two. His punches were coming in bunches. George countered with his own right, but Truax was a little quicker. He was mixing up his punches and keeping George off balance.
In rounds three and four, Truax, 29, boxed with authority. His combinations to the body and head rarely missed. George, 28, stood up to the shots and tried to fight back, but he looked sluggish.
Truax utilized some movement – sliding to his left and right. George tried to time him with his powerful right hand, but Truax moved away.
George landed two clubbing rights to the body in round five. Truax shot his jab and found George with a multitude of heavy shots to the head.
In round six, Truax unleashed another wicked combination that knocked George to the ropes. Truax went to the body with a left that bent his opponent over. His follow up right crashed off the left ear of George sending the Chicago native face first to the canvas.
George stirred, but was unable to beat the count.
The victory was the biggest of Truax’s six year professional career. George lost for the third time in his last five fights.
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