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TAYLOR RISES FROM CANVAS TO OUTPOINT TRUAX

Posted in 2012, Boxing News, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2012 by Champ

By Tracy Morin, MemphisBoxing.com, Photos by: Wesley Ortiz

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In the latest edition of Shobox: The Next Generation, held on April 20 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, young prospects were given the opportunity to showcase their skills before headliner Jermain Taylor, former middleweight world champion and now on the comeback trail, took the stage in his second post-layoff fight.

In the main event, the middleweight Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KOs) began the fight cautiously, as did opponent Caleb Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs), who seemed to take several rounds to warm up. The gun-shy Taylor landed mostly jabs, with a couple of glancing overhand rights thrown in, for the first couple of rounds, but by round three began to advance behind the jab and ripped off a three-punch combo; meanwhile, Truax tried, with minimal success, to counter. Continue reading

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