Regardless of the DeGale camp not placing a re-match clause into the combat contract, Truax has admitted he’ll give the 32-year-old Brit one other likelihood
JAMES DEGALE has been supplied a re-match lifeline by the brand new IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Truax.
DeGale misplaced his IBF title to the underdog Truax final weekend on the Copper Field Enviornment in London through a factors choice.
Regardless of the DeGale camp not placing a re-match clause into the combat contract, Truax has admitted he’ll give the 32-year-old Brit one other likelihood.
When requested if he would give DeGale a rematch, the brand new IBF tremendous middleweight champion mentioned: “Yeah, completely.”
Truax, 34, mentioned his advisor, Al Haymon will in all probability contact him over the Christmas interval with some choices for his subsequent combat.
However the American is comfortable to take the rematch with DeGale.
Truax told Sky Sports: “I think Al Haymon is going to have something for me, probably after the holidays.
“I will it enjoy it for a week or so, and hopefully get something as soon as possible.
Truax believes DeGale overlooked him by not added a rematch clause in the contract.
He added: “That just goes to show you how much he was overlooking me, I think. There was no contractual rematch clause, but I would be open to it.
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“I took short money for this fight and I didn’t take on as much notice as I would like, but if they want a rematch, they are going to have to pay me, that’s for sure.”
He said he is happy to return to the UK for the rematch as he was treated so well.
“I wouldn’t mind coming back here. I like it over here, everybody’s been real great to me over here, and if the money’s better over here, I’ll come back over here.”
Truax said he would see the rematch going the same way as the first fight and believes he may even get the stoppage next time.
Truax said when he heard DeGale talking about fights in 2018 past his title defence against him, match-ups with the likes of Chris Eubank Jr, George Groves and Callum Smith, he couldn’t wait to “ruin his plans” and show him “made a huge mistake.”
He said: “I couldn’t wait to get in there and ruin his plans. All I heard for a week was who he is fighting next, and how much money he’s going to make in 2018.
“How many stadiums he’s going to sell-out against Groves and Eubank, and Callum Smith, and [Jose] Benavidez, and anybody else that he was fighting, besides me.
“I just smirked it off and couldn’t wait to show him that he made a huge mistake.”