Truax has faced former Olympians, former world champions, and challenged for a major world title to name a few of his highlights throughout his 9 year pro career. The Minnesota State Middleweight champion Truax says he envisions a big 2017 which starts for him this Saturday, January 7th.
“Uriel is a talented kid. I’ve been in the gym with him since he was about 8 years old, and have watched him grow into a solid pro prospect. He has been punching like a grown man since he was about 14 and has improved his boxing steadily over the years. I watched him devastatingly knock out many guys in the amateurs, so it will be exciting to see what he can do with the little gloves on!
Two good looking 8 round super lightweight bouts complete Saturday night’s action. Stan “The Man” Martyniouk (16-2, 3 KO’s) of San Carlos, California faces Baltimore, Maryland’s Justin Savi (29-8-2, 19 KO’s). Martyniouk’s first visit to a Minnesota ring took place against Jeremy McLaurin back in 2015 in Carlton, MN. He then returned in April of 2016, facing Lionel Jimenez in Minneapolis.
Seconds Out Promotions boxer Livian Navarro (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Miami, Florida has a big test when he faces upset minded veteran Gilbert Venegas (15-25-5, 8 KO’s) of East Moline, Illinois. The Cuban born prospect Navarro will be bringing his talent and youth when he faces Venegas, who has upset a number of up and comers over the years.
The Hyatt Regency is located at 1300 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Tickets start $35 and can be bought ahead of time at http://www.sofights.com or at the door on fight night. Doors open at 6pm and the fights start at 7pm on Saturday, January 7.