Fargo Boxing Show Results
By Cory Rapacz

 

Professional Boxing returned to Fargo, ND on Saturday, February 26 at Playmakers Pavillion. Several of Minnesota's and North Dakota's young prospects were featured.

 

Match 1: Andy "Kaos" Kolle (Fargo ,ND) vs. Brandon Busse (Naytahwaush, MN)

I had heard a great deal about Kolle, who is from Fargo, coming into the fight. Kolle came in in great shape, while Busse looked very soft.

Round 1: Kolle controlled the action first with his jab then a variety of straight right hands and hooks. Kolle eventually caught Busse with a flurry in the corner, which earned a standing 8 count. After which Busse informed the referee he no longer wanted to continue. Kolle was very impresseve, but I believe that this fight was made to make him look good in front of his hometown crowd. After the fight Kolle addressed the crowd, speaking of a possible match down the road with Chris Holt.

Winner: Andy Kolle KO RD 1 1:59


Match 2: Nick Whiting (Bemidji, MN) vs. Butch Hajicek (Grand Forks, ND)

Round 1: Hajicek was more aggressive and confident in his punches landing several hard body shots and one big left hook to the head. Hajicek carried this round easily. My Score: Hajicek 10-9.

Round 2: Hajicek again controlled the action and finished Whiting off with a devastating straight right hand that brought the crowd to its feet.

Winner: Hajicek KO RD 2 2:11


Match 3: Boyd Davis (Hudson, WI) vs. Jason Aacker (Grand Forks, ND)

RD 1: Very slow round. Aacker was the more aggressive of the two, but it was Davis that was landing the clean punching. I gave this first round the Davis 10-9.

RD 2: Davis once again looked to control the action, but Aacker came out very aggressive. Nothing big was landed in this round, but I had to score it for Aacker for aggression. RD 2 Aacker 10-9.

RD 3: This was Aacker's best round of the fight. He was very aggressive landing on Davis on the inside and out. Davis did manage to get in one big right hand, but it wasn't enough. I scored the round for Aacker 10-9.

RD 4: After Aaker's best round, Davis came back to take the fourth with ease. Davis completely dominated Aaker in this round, landing almost at will. I scored the fourth and final round for Davis 10-9.

Result: I had the fight 38-38 a draw. Most of those at ringside who weren't from the local area agreed with me. When the decision came in it had Aacker winning 39-37 on all three cards. The first round could have gone either way, and I guess that's where the difference was in the judges mind.

Winner: Aacker: 4 Round Unanimous Decision 39-37 39-37 39-37


Match 4: Timmy Lindgren (Cass Lake, MN) vs. Darby Smart (Chisolm, MN)

Round 1: Lingren came out very aggressive in this round, but it was Smart who controlled the action landing several good shots countering inside. I scored it 10-9 Smart.

Round 2: Smart continued to counter Lindgren effectively. Lindgren tried to get rough with Smart, leading to a round that seemed to feature more wrestling than boxing. Smart was unphased and won the round easily 10-9.

Round 3: Smart suffered a cut to his forehead late in round three. I believe it was from a headbut during one of Lindgren's may attempts to force a tie-up. Smart didn't fight tentative after the cut, he stuck to his gameplan throughout the round and countered his way to another 10-9 round.

Round 4: Smart again outclassed Lindgren in this round. He controlled the entire round landing some nice shots in close. I scored it 10-9 Smart.

Result: I thought that it was an easy fight for Smart. The judges and I all had it 40-36 in favor of the Minnesota Featherweight Champion. I thought that this was a good fight for Smart to take, because he got in some good
rounds with a rough fighter. Good learning experience.

Winner: Darby Smart: 4 Round Unanimous Decision: 40-36 40-36 40-36


Match 5: Megal Munoz vs. Chris Holt

Round 1: Holt approached this match in a cocky fashion and danced at the beginning of the round. Munoz finally got his attention with a quick flurry. Holt pinned Munoz against the ropes late in the round prompting the referee to deliver a standing 8 count. I had the round 10-8 for Holt.

Round 2: Holt floored Munoz early in the round with a straight left hand. Moments later the referee called an end to the fight after Holt delivered another hard flurry.

Winner: Chris Holt KO RD 2.

Final Thoughts: I was excited to see such a nice crowd in Fargo for boxing's return. Suprisingly there are a lot of very knowledgable fans here, making for a great atmosphere on Saturday night. ACR Boxing did a great job setting up the card, and Playmakers was just as good at hosting it. As a fan I am hoping to see Andy Kolle get a shot immediatley at
Chris Holt. Right now I'm picking Kolle by UD in that one. Overall it was a great night of boxing and I hope that Fargo doesn't go another couple of years before we see another card.

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