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SEPT. 29 ALDRICH ARENA UPDATED PREVIEW
An exciting night of pro boxing featuring some of Minnesota's top fighters is set to be featured at the Aldrich Arena in Saint Paul on September 29th. Jason Litzau (29-3) continues his journey back to world contender status in the lightweight division in one of the nights main event bouts. Litzau will face Youngstown, Ohio's Jake "The Bull" Giuriceo (16-1-1). Litzau told Minnesotaboxing.com before his last bout back in June that he planned on fighting as much as possible in MN over the next year with hopes of bringing a title with him. Litzau stayed true to his word as he not only fights in his hometown on the 29th, but also will be fighting for an interim NABA Lightweight Championship in the 10 rounder versus Giuriceo.
"Sir" Cerresso Fort (13-0-1) will box in the other co-featured bout. Fort will face world recognized Billy Lyell (24-11) of Ohio in a 10 round bout which is also for the interim NABA 154 pound title. Fort showed in a February bout that he can pack fans in an arena when he did so at the Armory in Saint Paul, stopping Cheyene Ziegler in two rounds. Most recently, Fort followed that win up with a majority decision victory in a hard-fought and heated battle against fellow MN prospect Dave Peterson. It will be the first 10 rounder of the 26 year old Forts career when he squares off against youngstown's Lyell. Lyell brings a non stop, straight forward approach to each and every one of his fights and this bouts will most likely come down to which fighter can outlast the other. Lyell's biggest win came against previously unbeaten world rated fighter John Duddy.
The second half of "The American Boy" team Allen Litzau also makes his return to the Twin Cities. Litzau (13-7) gets his chance at the jr. welterweight interim NABA title when he faces former Contender season two participant Michael "Cold Blood" Clark (43-7-1). Litzau attempts to bounce back from a few recent losses which have seen him take short notice fights on the road but Litzau says he has plenty of time to train for this show and says Minnesota fans can expect a primed performance. The bout will be at 140 pounds. The 39 year old Clark lost his bout on The Contender to Cornelius Bundrage in 2006 and most recently won the Ohio jr. welterweight title over Jason Litzau's opponent Jake Giuriceo.
There are two "all Minnesota" fights penciled
in on the card as well. Corey "Collateral Damage" Rodriguez
(6-2-2) of Brooklyn Park meets Fergus Falls boxer Tyler "The Hitman"
Hultin (3-0-1). Both guys like to box but what makes this one so intriguing
is that they also like to go to war with their opponents. This one could
be a classic in the making.
The rest of the Joy Boy Promotions fight card can be seen below as it now stands.