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3 Simple Questions for: Caleb Truax & Donovan George


It's almost showtime.

Osseo's Caleb Truax and Chicago's Donovan George meet in a huge middleweight bout at the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday. It's the co-main event on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" series.

Truax, 29, is considered the underdog, but can take a big step toward a title shot with a victory. George, 28, also hungers to be a world champion.

BringMeTheNews spoke with both fighters, and asked 3 Simple Questions. Here are their answers, verbatim:

1) Why do you love boxing?

George: "I love boxing because it's a one-on-one sport. I've played many sports growing up, and I was sick of relying on other people -- and having other people make mistakes or I might make the mistake or the coach might have made the mistake. In boxing, it's just me. So, if there's anybody to blame, you know, it's my fault. But at the end of the day, I get all the success and it feels good when you go out there and accomplish something you work hard for."

Truax: "I grew up playing team sports, and it's different than playing team sports because you're just all by yourself. It's just you and the guy you're in the ring with. Everything starts and ends with you. I just love everything about training for a fight, the chemistry between my coaches, managers, trainers and I. Everything about it, man, I dig it."

2) Why are going to win Friday night?

George: "I'm not trying to disrespect Caleb. From what I hear, he's a really classy, good guy. And everybody I spoke to about him had good things to say about him. That being said, I think we're at two different stages of our careers, two different levels. You know, all of his fights have been in Minnesota but one -- he lost. Pretty much, when he needed to step up (in the rankings), he lost. My last 15 fights have been step-up fights, and I've been in (the ring) with the best. You know, the very best. World champions. Adonis Stevenson ... 175-pound world champion. I've been in with some really good fighters, and I just feel like I'm at a different level than he's at and it's going to show that right off the bat."

Truax: "I'm going to be the smarter fighter. I'm going to outbox Donovan. He's a great fighter, and he's been in there with some top guys, but it's my time. He had his chance at some big fights and I just feel like it's my time to shine and go in there and show everybody on Friday night that I'm the better man."

3) Superman or Batman? Pick one, and explain:

George: "Well, I probably have to go with Superman because he has a little extra strength. And Batman, he was just human. You know, Bruce Wayne was just a human. He didn't have any extra strength or powers. He was just a really smart, rich dude who had some fun toys. But Superman was from Krypton, and he was a super-freak, so I definitely have to go with him."

Truax: "I grew up on Batman, man. I'm a Batman guy. I never got into Superman. He always had a bunch of cool gadgets and stuff like that. And the villains he was fighting were better."

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