Found April 21, 2012 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Jermain Taylor
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor (30-4-1, 18 KOs) had to survive a ninth-round knockdown, but otherwise outclassed a solid, but unspectacular Caleb Truax (18-1-1, 10 KOs) en route to a unanimous 10-round decision in Showtime's ShoBox main event. It was mostly a lackluster affair for the first 8 1/2 rounds, with Taylor going through the motions and Truax just doing enough to save face in each losing round. The only real excitement in the bout was generated by the Minnesota native via sharp right hand that sent Taylor to the canvas about a minute into the ninth round. A buzzed Taylor beat the count and held on desperately until the bell. By the beginning of the tenth and final round, it was apparent that Truax had let his one opportunity pass and the fight ended with Taylor re-establishing his tepid superiority. At the end of 10, the judges' scorecards read: 98-91, 97-92, and 97-94. The Boxing Tribune also scored the fight 98-91 in favor of Taylor. -- Was it a new attitude from a fired-up Erislandy Lara (16-1-1, 11 Kos) in his first bout after the Paul Williams robbery? Was it a poor, overmatched Ronald Hearns (26-3, 20 KOs)? It was likely a little bit of both that led to Lara's half-round destruction of the second-generation fighter. The Cuban was stalking and timing Hearns from the opening bell and it didn't take long to find an opportunity against his fatally flawed opponent. A lightning-quick and perfectly-timed straight left hand sent Hearns to the canvas mid-way through the opening round. Hearns would beat the count, but was clearly buzzed and on unsteady legs. Another left hand would hurt Hearns again and force a standing eight count. Seconds later, Lara would close the show with a pait of left hands that put Hearns down and out at the 1:34 mark of the first round. For Lara, possible opportunities abound in the entertaining junior middleweight division, but politics will likely continue to be the former Olympian's most difficult foe. Lara is too good to just be an opponent, yet not known enough to be a "must" fight for the division's top dogs. But with a skill set that has purists salivating and a more aggressive mindset in the ring, Lara has the potential to be a real star and force some big fights to happen. Off-TV, middleweight prospect J'Leon Love (11-0, 7 KOs) stopped Ibahiem King (10-7, 4 KOs) in the third round of a scheduled eight-round contest.

Taylor vs. Truax: Round by Round

Friday night saw the next chapter of Jermain Taylor's boxing comeback story.  We weren't able to cover it love here at BoxingWatchers, but DVR makes it possible for the next best thing.  Here's the round by round recap of the middleweight bout between Taylor and Truax.  Note: I'm watching this fight for the first time while I write this. Caleb Truax is undefeated...

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Jermain Taylor found himself in a very familiar place late in his fight – the canvas – but unlike in the past, Taylor returned to his feet and took home the victory. Taylor controlled a large majority of the 10-round middleweight bout before Caleb Truax floored him with a right hand early in the ninth. Taylor won the second straight fight of his comeback campaign via unanimous...

Taylor-Truax & Lara-Hearns weigh in results, photos & quotes for Friday’s Shobox

All four fighters participating in Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader made weight at the Coast Nightclub at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., on Thursday, just one day before the exciting night of fights on Showtime. Right here, find the official weigh-in results, fighter quotes and weigh-in pictures for the Jermain Taylor vs. Caleb Truax and Erislandy...

Jermain Taylor survives scare to score Shobox win; Lara & Stevenson score statement KOs

Jermain Taylor survived a serious scare in the 9th round of his fight against Caleb Truax on Shobox on Friday night, going on to win a wide Unanimous Decision by scores of 98-91, 97-92 and 97-74. He was dropped early in the 9th Round and in legit trouble, and had to hold on and survive the rest of the stanza on shaky legs to secure that victory. The fight was the second in his comeback...

ShoBox Hits A New Low

Here are the two dramatic things that happened Friday night on ShoBox:1. World-class junior middleweight Erislandy Lara demolished Ronald Hearns, a fighter who has also been demolished by trial horse Harry Joe Yorgey.2. Formerly world-class middleweight Jermain Taylor, who is making a comeback from a brain bleed, got dropped by unproven Midwestern fighter Caleb Truax, and had to...

Ronald Hearns looking to make statement against Lara on Friday

Tomorrow night, in a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®, former undisputed 160-pound world champion Jermain Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KO's) meets the undefeated Caleb "Golden" Truax (18-0-1, 10 KO's) in the 10-round main event.  In the 10-round co-feature, former middleweight world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20KO's) will be dropping...
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