Tonight there’s a HUGE boxing title fight tonight on Fox with U of M grad and Osseo native Caleb Truax attempting to upset undefeated IBF Super Middleweight champion Calen Plant. Truax has previously won the belt in 2017, in what was upset of the year as a 50-1 underdog. His Vegas odds tonight? 50-1.
I can’t say that there’s been a combat sports title fight as important to Minnesotans since Brock Lesnar was in the UFC. Truax, 37, has been nothing but class, amassing a 31-4-2-1 record over 14 years. The guy is incredibly easy to root for as a boxing fan, and even more so as a Minnesota fan. I mean, just look at his gloves and trunks for tonight.
If there is only one boxing card you watch this year, it should be tonight (and Fury-Joshua and Crawford-Spence if they happen). I’m well aware how much pride Minnesotans take in their sports teams and homegrown athletes. If anyone can cash in as a 50-1 dog, its this guy. So sit back, grab a drink or 5 of your choice, and maybe bet some of that $GME or Dogecoin money on Truax tonight.