Only a couple days before his scheduled departure for California, “Golden” Caleb Truax was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about Big Bear, IBA Americas Belt, Andy Kolle, and more.
M…. Since you have already been to Big Bear, do you think you will be able to even take more away from this learning experience?
Caleb…. I definitely will be able to take more away from this experience because I know what to expect and hopefully will adapt to the elevation change quicker so I can take more from each workout.
M…. Can you tell us what it is like there?
Caleb…. Well I will be at a different place than I was at last time but I’m sure it will be similar. Beautiful scenery, hills everywhere that make for challenging road work, and 1st rate sparring. I couldn’t ask for much more to get me ready for Oct. 17th
M…. How long to you plan to be in CA?
Caleb…. I will be there for a week (sun to sun) for sure and there is a chance I might stay longer.
M…. Do you know some of the people you will be able to spar and train with?
Caleb…. I know Otis Griffin and Yusaf Mack regularly train at that camp so hopefully I can work with them. I believe there are a few young fighters out there to spar with as well. Also Jeremy and I will head to Wildcard gym twice during the week and get some sparring down there.
M…. Oct 17 you will be fighting for an IBA America’s belt, what does that mean to you?
Caleb…. Its a minor belt but it is still awesome to be able to fight for a belt. It should add some excitement to the card and will help with marketing in the future. I can’t wait to bring it home!
M…. I have to ask, is Andy Kolle still in your sites?
Caleb…. No, his team doesn’t want to fight me so forget em
M…. Kolle aside, are there any Minnesota fights out there that interest you?
Caleb…. Whoever my team decides is next.
M…. Out of all the guys you have trained and worked out with, who would you say works the hardest?
Caleb…. Jon Schmidt, hands down. He’s a nut case when it comes to working out. Its good to have someone like that along side you in the gym because we can always push each other to get better.
M…. What do you think is going to be the biggest help from your trip to CA?
Caleb…. The quality sparring will be beneficial and the altitude training will increase my endurance. Should be a great trip!
M…. Do you have anything else you would like to say?
Caleb…. Oct. 17th St. Paul Armory! come check me out!