Word from Tony Grygelko at Seconds Out Promotions is that 11-3-1 James Cook has been replaced as Caleb Truax’s opponent for June 5 at Grand Casino Hinckley.
The new opponent is Durrell Richardson, a southpaw from the boxing hotbed of Youngstown, Ohio. Richardson sports a record of 11-2 with 4 knockouts. He’s short on notable wins, but it’s worth mentioning that he owns a majority decision win against Scott Ball from two years ago and is coming off a unanimous decision win against previously unbeaten (6-0-2 with 5 kayos) Davis Thomas. Durrell’s two losses were consecutive, against Deandre Latimore (now 19-2) and Jesus Gonzales (now 24-1). Grygelko says that the matchup is designed to showcase Truax’s prowess against southpaws with an eye toward proving his credentials for a match with recently coronated state middleweight champ Andy Kolle.
Says Truax of his new opponent, “I hear this guy is a pretty damn good, slick boxer. He went the distance with a guy who’s 23-1 and with Deandre Lattimore. So I’m looking forward to showing everybody what I’ve got!”