The year’s second 10-bout fight card at the Armory last Saturday once again ended in controversy.
Headlined by Osseo’s Caleb Truax fighting New York’s Peter Quillin, the IBF super middleweight title eliminator bout was stopped after two rounds and ruled no-decision after Truax suffered a cut from an accidental head butt. Quillin was winning according to the three judges’ scorecards, provoking loud boos from the record crowd (4,117) after the ruling.
“Not me and Caleb but the Minnesota fans got robbed of this fight,” Quillin pointed out. “People would rather see him fight without an eye, but I’d rather have the guy be able to fight another day. I want to do it again with Truax here in Minnesota or come back to Brooklyn, my home.”
“I’ll heal up and see what’s next,” Truax responded.
Also announced: Minneapolis’ Jamal “Shango” James’ next fight is set for Saturday, July 13 at the Armory, his opponent to be announced later.
“We are ready to go to get closer to this title shot,” he told me during a break in Saturday’s action.
Charles Hallman is a contributing writer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. He can be reached at email@example.com