Another summertime sizzler is coming to the Minneapolis Armory on Saturday, August 31, with a professional boxing card featuring a world championship bout and the highly anticipated rematch between local fan favorite Caleb Truax of Osseo and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin of Brooklyn.
The vacant IBF super welterweight world title will be on the line when former world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara of Cuba (25-3-3) takes on Mexico’s Ramon Alvarez (28-7-3) in the main event. Ramon is the brother of legendary fighter Canelo Alvarez, a Mexican boxing superstar.
The Lara-Alvarez fight is the second world title bout to be held at the Armory this year. Last February at the historic Armory, Anthony Dirrell of Flint, Michigan, won the vacant WBC super middleweight championship via technical decision over Turkey’s Avni Yildirim.
In the August 31 co-feature, Truax and Quillin will square off for the second time this year in anIBF title eliminator. Both fighters are former world champions. The winner will be the mandatory challenger for the IBF super middleweight belt currently held by Caleb Plant.
Truax and Quillin have unfinished business. Their April 13 fight in front of a packed house at the Armory ended in the second round after Truax suffered a deep cut over his left eye and was unable to continue. The cut was caused by an accidental head-butt and the fight was declared a “no-decision.”
Back in training camp mode, Truax said he’s ready to resume sparring after taking time off for the cut to fully heal. The Minnesota fighter vows to put on a good show for the fans and he’s confident of victory. “It was such a letdown last time out,” he said. “I’m even more motivated now.”
Tickets for the nationally televised August 31 event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, are on sale SATURDAY and can be purchased at the Armory or at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster.
More fights to round out the August 31 card will be announced at a later date. The fights will be televised nationally by Premier Boxing Champions, on multiple platforms with broadcast partners FOX and FOX Deportes.