MinnesotaBoxing.com was able to catch up with Don George and Caleb Truax…
Does traveling to his hometown play into the way you approach this fight?
Don George: I believe I need a knock out to win. I’m sure Minnesota looks out for their hometown guys unlike Chicago. It’s always nice to hear the crowd yelling your name. But at the end of the day they can’t fight for you. I am very well traveled. So I have no problem with a few boos.
What are your thoughts on his recent fights against Jermain Taylor and Matt Vanda, how he looked in those fights, and what you expect on Friday night.
Don George: Against Taylor, he lost the fight clearly. He had a good 9th round and hit him with a great punch. As far as Vanda, Matt just doesn’t have it anymore. I used to love Vanda and watched him a lot. Truax did what he had to do against a very faded Vanda in his last fight. I think Caleb will be in top shape and fight hard. I will need to be on my game ad fight smart. MinnesotaBoxing.com’s full report.
We were able to talk to George a little this morning. He seems very relaxed and confident… The big stage is not new to him, but also respects what Caleb Truax brings to the table and the fact that this is being fought in Caleb’s home town… This should be a great fight…
“Sir” Charles Meier also answered a few questions about his showdown with Tyler “The Hitman” Hultin…
This has to be a fantastic camp for you. Caleb, McLaurin and yourself all preparing for big fights. How has it been going?
Meier….This has been a great camp!!! We have all been working very hard so we expect a good outcome!!!
Has the shift in dates caused any issues?
Meier….The date shit has made it a bit different with it being so long!!! U just have to be smart in your training so u don’t get burnt out which can be easy to do!!!
You and Hultin are known as guys who put it all out there and always leave the fans wanting more. Does fighting on such a high profile card even add more excitement?
Meier….No it doesn’t!!! I think every fight has the potential for some type of greatness n this espn don’t change that!!! But fighting a guy that I hear has the Tag of entertaining fighter like myself lets me know this is going to be a great fight!!!
January brought 8 thrilling rounds with Travis Perzynski. What are your thoughts from that fight and great victory?
Meier….My fight with Travis was good fight for me!! Travis is a extremely strong guy n I had to make adjustments in the fight with him!!! I just listened to my corner n tried to do what they wanted me to do!
Truax vs George… Your thoughts?
Meier….The Truax, George fight is gonna be a special one!!! This is a great opportunity for Caleb to advance his career n I’m glad I have gotten to be a part if helping him there!!!
How many more fights would you like to have?
Meier….I don’t know how many fights the old body will let me make it through but I currently have 11 fights under my belt n I would love to make it to twenty!!! After the Travis fight I talked with the family n they pretty much told me that just cause I’m 40!!! That means nothing!!! N I’m fighting better than I ever have!!
Thanks for taking the time, is there anything you would like to add?
Meier….I cant wait for friday night to happen!!! I would like to thank you for giving me n guys like me the opportunity get our voices out there!!! N possibly gain a extra fan or two from hearing our story!!!
Weight from last night’s weigh-ins….
Weights from Minneapolis, MN
Caleb Truax 162 vs. Don George 161.8
Rances Barthelemy 128.8 vs. Fahsai Sakkreerin 129
Minnesota State Lightweight Title Bout
Tony Lee 134.3 vs. Jeremy McLaurin 134.6
Ken Glenn 158.8 vs Gavin Quinn 154
Charles Meier 154 vs. Tyler Hultin 153.6
Pat Quinn 363 vs John Schimon 230.8
Adrian Martinez 135.7 vs. Leonard Overstreet 139.2
Dustin Petron 155 vs. LeWayne Hardiman Not Available
Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
Promoters: Seconds Out and Warriors Promotion
Fists fly at 7PM, Minneapolis Convention Center… ESPN coverage starts a 9PM