Truax vs Fort caps off a star-studded week of boxing that began with Mayweather vs Alvarez

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For boxing fans worldwide, one of the most anticipated fights of the year featured Floyd Mayweather meeting Canelo Alvarez.  Both fighters had fought over 40 fights and both fighters had over 25 KO’s.  Both fighters entered the fight with undefeated records.

In the end it was Mayweather who was able to take charge of the fight.  The fight went the distance with Mayweather winning a split decision 116-112 | 117-111 | 114-114.  On paper the fight was fairly one-sided with Mayweather landing 46% of his 505 punches while Alvarez landed just 22% of his 526 fights, 115 punches less than Mayweather.

For Minnesota boxing fans, one of the most anticipated fights of the year will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Minneapolis Convention Center as “Golden” Caleb Truax (22-1-1) will take on “Sir” Ceresso Fort (17-1-1) in a USBA and Minnesota Middleweight title fight.

The two fighters have different paths to where they are.  Fort, who spoke to John D’Auria on July 1, 2013, started his boxing career at the age of 12 in Minneapolis.  Truax, on the other hand, was a football prospect at the University of Minnesota when he stumbled upon the sport.

On July 1, 2013, before his bout with Marcus Upshaw at the Patriotic Punchout, Fort was asked who his dream fight would be and, at the time, Fort answered “Caleb Truax.”  His wish, and the wish of boxing fans across Minnesota, has been granted and will take place on September 21, 2013 in a Seconds Out Promotions event.

Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report for more coverage of Minnesota sports including Minnesota fight sports.

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