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Caleb Truax withdraws from Aug 31 rematch w/ Peter Qullin

Peter Quillin (left) and Osseo's Caleb Truax (right) square off at a press conference at the Minneapolis Armory in April ahead of their IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator bout Photo: KSTP Sports
Peter Quillin (left) and Osseo's Caleb Truax (right) square off at a press conference at the Minneapolis Armory in April ahead of their IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator bout

Updated: August 21, 2019 02:25 PM

Twin Cities-native and former IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb Truax is withdrawing from a bout scheduled for August 31st at the Minneapolis Armory due to an injury.

The fight was to be a rematch against Peter Quillin after their April 'Title Eliminator fight' was stopped after two rounds when an accidental head butt opened a brutal gash above Truax' eye.

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According to a statement from Truax' camp, he was recently diagnosed with a “high-grade, partial-thickness tear of the Achilles tendon on his right ankle.”

Per the statement, Truax initially injured the Achilles in March and was attempting to rehabilitate the injury instead of having surgery.

“I’ve been training hard every day, and I’ve always prided myself on pushing through any injuries,” Truax said in the statement. “But I know my body, and I know when enough is enough. 

“I’m disappointed because this was a huge opportunity to take a big step toward regaining my IBF super middleweight title,” he adds. “I’m disappointed for all my fans because I wanted to put on a great show for them at The Armory. But I didn’t want to go into this fight, not being able to perform at a level that people are used to seeing from me and also performing at a level so I can defeat a world-class fighter like Peter Quillin.”

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