Peter Quillin vs Caleb Truax Ruled No Contest Due To Headbutt

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Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (34-1-2, 23 KOs) vs. Caleb Truax (30-4-3, 19 KOs) met in an IBF Super Middleweight title eliminator in Minneapolis, Minnesota that ended in a no contest.

Truax started the fight as the aggressor, in the bout stalking Quillin from the bell in round one.

Quillin consistently used his jab in the first two rounds of the fight. Keeping Truax at the perfect range he wanted on the outside.

A brutal accidental headbutt occurred in the second round. This ultimately had the fight stopped before the beginning of the third round.

The ringside doctor wanted to stop the bout immediately in the second round but gave Truax’s corner a chance to manage the gash. The doctor called off the fight due to the size and depth of the gash that couldn’t be stopped from continuously bleeding. In the post-fight interview, the ringside doctor stated, “This was an injury that was right at the eyebrow, it was down to the boney tissue, and he couldn’t see with the bleeding in his eye.”

IBF Super Middleweight champion Caleb Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) was ringside for this bout. The winner would have become his mandatory challenger. Unfortunately for Plant, and both fighters in the ring tonight, there is no winner to plan accordingly.

Truax stated, “I’m very disappointed, unfortunately, it ended in the second round, I couldn’t see out of my right eye.

Quillin told reporter Jordan Hardy, “Minnesota fans got robbed of this fight, I would like to do a rematch whether it’s here in Minnesota or my home in Brooklyn.”

Time is not on the side of either fighter as both Quillin and Truax are 35 years old. They both want to make one last push to become world champions once again.

The IBF advisory board would need to meet and vote on approval for an immediate rematch to happen.

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