MINNESOTA BOXING IN THE NEWS
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Caleb Truax, Ismail Muwendo, Phil Williams, Jeremy McLaurin, and Raphael Butler are all featured in today's news update. All five Minnesota fighters either have a big fight lined up or have one in the works. To read about what these guys have coming up in the near future...

 

TRUAX, BRANT PREPARING FOR TV BOUTS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015

April will be a big month for two well known Minnesota boxers. It was announced following Robert Brant's win in Hinckley earlier this month that he will be fighting on CBS television in his next bout that takes place at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN on April 17th. No opponent is set just yet. Truax has also signed a televised bout where he is set to take on a well known opponent with a big prize up for grabs. Details have not officially been released yet but could be as soon as today. The two have officially began training camp and have been sparring together as pictured above at the Minnesota Top Team Eagan facility.

SIR CERRESSO FORT BOXING AND FITNESS GRAND OPENING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015

Sir Cerresso Fort Boxing and Fitness will have it's Grand Opening today from 1pm-4pm. They will have music, food and some boxing bouts. Spirit Tae Kwon Do students will also be doing a performance for everyone. Tae Kwon Do and Boxing bouts will start around 2pm. The new gym is located at 1440 Arcade Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

 

QUICK RESULTS FROM HINCKLEY, MN
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015

Robert Brant stopped Ryan Davis in round 1
Rondale Hubbert won an 8 rd UD over Gilbert Venegas
Aaron Green stopped Matt Greer following the end of rd 2
Damion Hill won a 6 rd MD over Markus Morris
Trevor Marmon stopped Kurtis Ehrhorn in rd 2
Joe Amouta stopped Thomas Allen in rd 2
DeLorien Caraway stopped Wes Ronchi in rd 1

MORE PHOTO'S AND DETAILS TO COME

 

WEIGHTS FROM HINCKLEY, MN
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015

Robert Brant 158 vs. Ryan Davis 157
Rondale Hubbert 143.5 vs. Gilbert Venegas 146.5
(Venegas 1.5 over, sides came to an agreement)
Aaron Green 269.5 vs. Matt Greer 229.5
Markus Morris 146.5 vs. Damion Hill 150
(Hill was 3 pounds over, sides came to an agreement)
Trevor Marmon 136.5 vs. Kurtis Ehrhorn 136
Joe Amouta 168 vs. Thomas Allen 164.5
DeLorien Caraway 147 vs. Wes Ronchi 146.5

Venue: Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN

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DELORIAN CARAWAY FEATURED TOMORROW NIGHT
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015

DeLorien Caraway (4-0, 3 KO's) of Minneapolis is back in action tomorrow night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN as part of a 7 fight card. Caraway proved to be one of the hardest working fighters both in and out of the ring in his rookie year as a professional, sparring with some of our States best as well as out of State fighters with a large part of his training camps having again taken place in Las Vegas and Philadelphia. Caraway could be on the doorstep of challenging some of the state's top 140 pounders with a victory.

"There's some decent fighters and tough competitors at 140 and 147 here but I feel I'm the best 140 pounder in Minnesota thus far, even with only 4 fights." To read the full story...

 

FOX 21 INTERVIEWS MARKUS MORRIS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
FOX 21 KQDS: Duluth's Hope of the Hillside, Markus 'Hooch' Morris is just a couple days away from his next fight.
Morris will face Damien Hill Friday night at Grand Casino Hinckley.
Last time Morris fought in Hinckley, he beat Nick Compton by unanimous decision to improve to 6–1 as a pro.
A win Friday would put him in line for a shot at the Minnesota Welterweight title.
But 'Hooch' says he can't focus on the future if he wants to win Friday.

"You look at the task that's at hand, the task that's right in front of you," said Morris. "After that, whatever my coach and my team put in front of me, I'm accepting it." To watch the video...

 

PRO BOXING RETURNS IN 2 WEEKS TO HINCKLEY
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015

Minnesota's next pro boxing card is two weeks away (Friday, February 6th) at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Oakdale, MN's Robert "Bravo" Brant (13-0, 7 Ko's) is back in the main event as he faces Ryan Davis (24-15-3, 9 KO's) of Illinois. Davis lost a unanimous decision to Andy Kolle early last year in Hinckley. Brant is currently in Dallas, Texas wrapping up training camp.

Minnesota super lightweight title holder Rondale "Give Em Hell" Hubbert (8-0-1, 5 KO's) takes on spoiler Gilbert Venegas (12-16-4, 8 KO's) in an 8 round co-featured bout. Venegas has given locals Mohammed Kayongo and Corey Rodriguez difficult fights over the last few years and has proven very durable against prospects around the Nation. Hubbert continues to take on all comers, reportedly having agreed to terms to face both Jason Litzau and Tony Lee recently before the fights fell apart for reason's out of his control. For full card details...

 

2015 USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015


Team Minnesota, image courtesy of Circle of Discipline

UPDATE: 1.25.14 VeShawn Owens lost a close split decision in the finals last night. The silver medal showing has put him rated as the number 2 rated fighter in the Nation in his weight class. Heidi Henrickson also lost a hard fought decision to fellow USA team member Franchon Crews to win silver as well. Ryan Watson brings back the bronze medal to Minnesota.
Minnesota boxers have been competing in Spokane, Washington at this years USA National Elite Championships tournament. Saint Louis Park's VeShawn Owens has made it to the finals and will box for the 152 pound title today. For more info on who has been in action...

 

WILLIAMS AND STARKS CHICAGO FIGHT RECAP
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014

Phil Williams lost by 5th round TKO in his cruiserweight bout versus Jordan Shimmell of Michigan last night in Chicago. Reports come in that Shimmell swept the five rounds behind a jab and solid right to start followed by body shots in the later rounds. Williams switched from southpaw to orthodox and landed the best shot of the fight for himself in the fourth despite Shimmell taking the round. Williams did land a few more hard shots throughout but Shimmell poured it on in the fifth and Williams didn't make it out for round six.
Javontae Starks won an 8 round unanimous decision by scores of 80-72 on all cards. Reports were that Starks had to work for the victory and found himself in a tough fight. The fight sounds like it was closer then the scores show but Starks did box well and earn the hard fought win.
For a full recap compilation of the weekends action...

 

WEIGHTS FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Philip Williams 194.5 vs. Jordan Shimmell 195.5
Javontae Starks 149.5 vs. Jonathan Garcia 151
Weights courtesy of Robert Mckenzie at the scales
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Promotor: Warriors Boxing


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Williams left and Starks right - Photo by Robert Mckenzie

Phil "The Drill" Williams and Javontae Starks, both of Minneapolis, arrived in Chicago, Illinois yesterday and are set to weigh in this afternoon for tomorrow night's fights. Williams faces Jordan Shimmell and Starks takes on Puerto Rico's Jonathan Garcia.
MinnesotaBoxing.com correspondent Robert Mckenzie will be at weigh-in's at 4pm this afternoon and at the fights tomorrow night keeping us up to date. On fight night, doors open at 5:30 PM and the first fight is at 6:00 PM. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S Racine Avenue in Chicago. For more information and updates, visit www.warriorsboxing.com

 

WILLIAMS FACES SHIMMELL THIS FRIDAY IN CHICAGO
Monday, December 8, 2014

A crushing straight left to the body by Phil "The Drill" Williams (14-6-1, 13 KO's) in Hinckley last month put away Gary Tapuosa in the opening round. The sudden and quick ending came to no fault of Tapuosa but rather the freakish power Williams has been known to posses through his amateur and pro career.
And now, less then a month after his latest win, Williams will face one of the top rated cruiserweights in the Nation in Jordan Shimmell (17-0, 14 KO's) of Michigan. The fight is set for December 12 in Chicago, Illinois.
Williams discussed this Friday nights fight with Shimmell and also talked about wanting a Cruiserweight title showdown with state champ Al Sands...

 

SIR CERRESSO FORT BOXING AND FITNESS COMING SOON
Monday, December 1, 2014

"Sir" Cerresso Fort will be opening a new gym on the East side of Saint Paul in the coming new year. "Sir Cerresso Fort Boxing and Fitness" will be officially opening it's doors on February 1st, 2015 and is located at 1440 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN. Fort recently brought amateur boxer Gizzy Hobbs to Saint Louis where Hobbs won the 132 pound "Best in the Midwest" title. As for Fort, the Saint Paul boxer is coming off of a second round TKO win over Jeremy Marts in October and hopes to be back in the ring ring as soon as possible. Stay tuned for updates on both the new gym and his return to action.

 

 

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