LOADED WEEKEND FOR MINNESOTA BOXING
Monday, August 24, 2015

This Friday night (August 28th) is the return of boxing at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Then on Saturday, Saint Paul's Aldrich Arena will be the place to be.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28: The long awaited MN State cruiserweight title bout between champ Al Sands (15-1, 13 KO's) of Duluth and Phil "The Drill" Williams (14-7-2, 13 KO's) will headline the show in a fight set for 10 rounds. Minnesota boxing fans voted this showdown as one of the best local fights that could have been made.
"It's a fight I've been wanting for a while now. I've been calling him out, and now we're finally going to make it happen." Said Williams.
Also, Robert "Bravo" Brant (16-0, 10 KO's) will take on Lekan Byfield (6-10-2, 1 KO). Byfield is a spoiler, having gone the distance with some good prospects and upsetting a few as well. Brant is rumored to have a huge fight lined up if things go well for him against Byfield. Brant has not overlooked this bout however, having brought his training camp back to Texas for this one.
Power punching Mohammed Kayongo (17-4-1, 12 KO's) was added to take the place of an injured Andy Kolle. Kolle injured his rib while sparring and Kayongo has stepped up to take on Kolle's opponent Raul Munoz (23-19-1, 16 Ko's). Kayongo will move up to 154 pounds to meet Munoz.
"Sir" Cerresso Fort (18-3-1, 12 KO's) makes his long awaited return against Romon Barber (4-9, 3 KO's). Fort has been training for this fight while also training other's at his gym in Saint Paul.
Antwan Robertson (9-14-1, 6 KO's) will face off against Philip Adyaka (4-5, 2 KO's). Marcus Morris (6-2, 3 KO's) will face the returning Patrick Cape (6-11, 3 KO's). Illinois southpaw George Carter Jr (11-0-1, 6 Ko's) takes on Wisconsin's Ricky Smith (3-6)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29: Wisconsin's Marcus Oliveria (25-1-1) will square off against Dionisio Miranda (22-12-1) in the main event. Miranda was stopped a few months ago in Hinckley by Rob Brant. Oliveira looks to bounce back from his only loss, a world title bid against Juergen Braehmer in December of 2013.
The "Minnesota" main event featured the return of "Bad" Brad Patraw (10-7) as he takes on undefeated Wisconsin fighter Duarn Vue (5-0-1). This should be an interesting and action packed match.
"Sir" Charles Meier (8-3-2) is also returning and will face Catlyn Little Eagle (2-3).
Jeremy "Lights Out" McLaurin (10-8-1) and Trevor Marmon (2-4-1) will go head to head in another bout that promises fireworks.
Jake Backus (4-2) will box Sirwan Ibrahim (1-1) in a bantamweight bout.
Heavyweights Mengistu ZarZar (1-0) and James Roe (1-5) will kick the night off.

 

AL SANDS INTERVIEW ARCHIVE FOR WILLIAMS BOUT
Tuesday, August, 18, 2015

Duluth's Al Sands (15-1) is less then two weeks out from defending his Minnesota State Cruiserweight title against Phil Williams on August 28 at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Sands recently brought his training camp to Las Vegas heading into this bout, which is one of the more anticipated all Minnesota matchups that could have been put together. Minnesotaboxing.com caught up with Sands and will be posting that story shortly.

To view the compilation of interviews...

 

LITZAU HAS TO SETTLE FOR DRAW IN COMEBACK FIGHT
Monday, August 17, 2015

It took Jason Litzau a few rounds to shake off 3 years of ring rust but once he settled in, Litzau walked Williams down behind his jab and out-landed Williams for the majority of the fight. Litzau put his combinations together well as the fight went on, particularly his countering left hook which he doubled and tripled up on at times. Litzau also fired hard punches to Williams' body which really began to pay off later in the fight. Williams was a speedy and crafty defensive fighter who had good scoring moments in the fight, but he didn't come close to Litzau in the punches landed or thrown department. Litzau gave the first round away as Williams was busier, the second round was close, but Litzau seemed to pull away rather easily in rounds 3-7 leading into the eighth and final round. Both fighter took turns landing solid punches in the 8th, with Litzau closing the round out stronger. It was an entertaining bout that seemingly had a pretty clear winner in Litzau yet two judges disagreed. One judge had the Saint Paul fighter up 79-73. The second judge scored the fight 77-75 for Williams, and the third judge saw it even at 76-76, resulting in a split draw.

 

 

 

JASON LITZAU: " THIS IS FOR THE FANS"
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Jason Litzau, born in Saint Paul, will make his long awaited return to the ring tonight at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. It's been over three years since the 32 year old Litzau boxed, stopping Ira Terry in the opening round in Minneapolis.
With a rejuvenated outlook on boxing and life, Litzau will now face Hylon Williams Jr (16-1, 3 KO's) in a bout being televised on the Nuvo Television network. The fight will be one of the featured undercard bouts to boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.

"I want to give it my all. That's it. When I die and leave this earth, I want to be remembered as someone who gave it there all. I hope my opponent is going to give his heart and soul, because I am going to give mine. And guess what? You are going to get your money's worth baby! I want to thank the troops for the freedom I have everyday. I am blessed and I can't wait to comeback for all my fans around the country."

To read more from Jason Litzau on his comeback...

 

FAULK TAKES ON GOLDEN BOY PROSPECT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE
Friday, August 7, 2015

Weights from Indio California Courtesy of Fightnews.com
Jason Quigley 161.4 vs. Michael Faulk 160.2

UPDATE: Faulk was stopped in the second round. After a competitive first round, Faulk was put to the canvas twice in the second before the referee stopped the fight.
Saint Paul's Michael Faulk (3-2, 1 KO) returns this Saturday night as he takes on undefeated Golden Boy Promotions prospect Jason Quigley (7-0, 7 KO's) at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. It's been over two years since Faulk competed when he stopped John Schmidt in his last bout in Minneapolis. Faulk has been staying sharp at Element Boxing in Saint Paul. His opponent Quigley lives in California but was born in Ireland. The Faulk vs Quigley bout will be part of the HBO Latino card as an off TV bout but will be streaming live on www.ringtvlive.com. Quigley vs. Faulk stream begins at 5pm PST.
To watch a video of Jason Quigley discussing Michael Faulk and more...

 

JAVONTAE STARKS VICTORIOUS IN FLORIDA
Thursday, August 6, 2015

26 year old Javontae Starks (13-0, 7 KO's) of Minneapolis defeated Columbian Carlos Galvan (10-3-1, 9 KO's) on Sunday, August 2nd in Winter Park, Florida. Reports suggest it was a heated battle in which Starks won via 8 round split decision. Starks secured the win by dropping Galvan to the canvas in the final round.

 

BRANT PICKS UP WIN NUMBER 16 WITH STOPPAGE VICTORY
Monday, July 20, 2015

Robert "Bravo" Brant raised his record to (16-0, 10 KO's) on Friday, July 17th in Bethlehem, PA with a third round TKO victory over late replacement opponent Ernesto Berrospe (10-8, 5 KO's). Brant was caught off guard with a left hook in the first round that dropped him to his seat. Video showed that Brant was not hurt, and popped right back up to go to work. The rest of the fight was all Brant as he dropped his opponent in the second round, and then battered Berrospe in the third, dropping him again and eventually stopping him 33 seconds into the 3rd round.

 

WEIGHTS FROM BETHLEHEM, PA
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Robert Brant 163 vs Ernesto Berrospe 162

Frustrated before and after weigh-ins on Thursday night, Robert Brant said that Berrospe was the third opponent in four days for him after others fell through. He trained and was ready for an 8 round bout but that was later dropped to 6 rounds and finally a 4 rounder against the late fill in Berrospe.

Venue: Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Promoters: GH3 Promotions and King's Promotions
TV: Showtime (Brant's off TV bout can be seen in the following days at www.gfl.tv)

 

BRANT MAKES EAST COAST DEBUT TOMORROW NIGHT
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Robert "Bravo" Brant (15-0, 9 KO's) of Oakdale, Minnesota will battle Ernesto Berrospe (10-7, 5 KO's) this Friday night in a Middleweight bout. Brant has finished off another successful training camp in Dallas, Texas and is set to make his professional East Coast boxing debut at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Bethlehem, PA. The main part of the card will be televised on Showtime with Brant's fight being on the undercard, which will be available to watch a few days afterwards archived on www.gfl.tv. Brant will hit the scales tonight at the Vision Bar at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.

Brant recently signed a promotional contract with Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions. Cohen had been ringside here in Minnesota for some of Robert's previous bouts. The new team has wasted no time getting Brant busy with Friday's fight already here and there are rumors of a nice MN fight for Brant later in the year.

Greg Cohen Promotions interviewed Brant following the contractual signing and you can read that Interview here...

 

JAMAL JAMES, ANTONIO JOHNSON, TONY LEE ALL VICTORIOUS
Sunday, June 28, 2015

It was a winning weekend for three of Minnesota's recognized boxers. Jamal "Shango" James (17-0, 9 KO's) traveled to Pennsylvania to dominate Mike Balasi (10-7, 7 KO's) of Hawaii by way of unanimous decision.

"The Saint Paul Kid" Antonio Johnson (11-1-1, 6 KO's) won his BKB boxing debut in Las Vegas, Nevada with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Castellon (11-0-1, 10 KO's) of Florida.

And Tony "2 Sharp" Lee (11-1-1, 3 KO's) was victorious in Moundsview, MN against Chicago's Lionel Jiminez (2-4, 6 KO's) by way of majority decision. Below you will find a short recap of the action as well as photo's and video from the Johnson and James bouts.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Friday, June 26, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015 is another big night for Minnesota Boxing. Minneapolis' Jamal James is set to headline a fight card in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Saint Paul's Antonio Johnson will be featured on BKB Boxing's Direct TV Pay Per View show in Las Vegas, Nevada. And Saint Paul's Tony Lee headlines a club show in Mounds View, MN.
Click here to find weights, photo's, and video from all three locations...
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JAMAL JAMES HEADLINES FIGHT CARD THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
Friday, June 26, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Bethlehem, PA - On Saturday, June 27, 2015, King's Boxing will present a night of boxing at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
In the main event, undefeated Welterweight Jamal James will take on Mike Balasi in a bout scheduled for 8-rounds.
James of Minneapolis, Minnesota has a record of 16-0 with 9 knockouts. Balasi of Honolulum Hawaii has a record of 10-6 with 7 knockouts and has fought top opposition...

 

ANTONIO JOHNSON FEATURED ON BKB PAY PER VIEW THIS SATURDAY
Friday, June 26, 2015

Saint Paul's Antonio Johnson (11-1-1, 6 KO’s) will weigh in tonight for tomorrow nights fight against 21 year old Anthony Castellon (11-0-1, 10 KO’s) of Florida in a junior middleweight match. The fight takes place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be televised live on Direct TV Pay Per View. BKB is similar to conventional boxing but features a "pit" rather then a ring with ropes. The pit is about half the size of a boxing ring and BKB's website says there is knowhere to hide. Rounds are two minutes long and there a bonuses to fighters for knockout of the night/punch of the fight to promote more hard punching action...

 

WEGNER, SLAVIN MEET WITH LOST SON OF MN LEGEND JACKIE BURKE
Friday, May 29, 2015

The 1940's in Minnesota boxing was an intensely competitive and exciting time period in state history. Few decades ever compared with the amount of talent we had like the red-hot 40's. Names like Jackie Graves, Del & Glen Flanagan, Mel & Buzz Brown, George DeGidio, Lee Savold, and Howard Bleyhl, graced the sports sections on a regular basis. But so did one other name, that being the pride and joy of Tommy O'Loughlin's stable, Middleweight, Jackie Burke.
"He is pound for pound, one of the best pure boxers ever to campaign out of Minnesota, I'd say quite possibly top 10" said historian Jake Wegner.
Wegner says that he had been searching for Jackie's son for close to 8 years, until he finally got his recent break in May. Wegner and Minnesota Boxing Hall of Famer Jerry Slavin, who was Burke's best friend and sparring partner recently met with Burke's long lost son. To read more...

 

HUBBERT STOPPED AT CONCLUSION OF 3RD IN PHILLY TONIGHT
Friday, May 29, 2015

Rondale Hubbert (10-2-1, 6 KO's) says he was stopped at the end of round 3 moments ago in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Brandon Bennett (19-1, 8Ko's). Hubbert says that he feels like he did well on short notice and learned a lot, stating that he took away from the bout that he believes he can compete on that level given a full and healthy camp but that his body shut down due to the quick weight cut. Full Video to come.

 

RONDALE HUBBERT vs BRANDON BENNETT: WEIGHTS AND STORY
Thursday, May 28, 2015


WEIGHTS FROM PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Rondale Hubbert 138.7 vs Brandon Bennett 137

Venue: Stadium Holiday Inn, Philadelphia
Promoter: Kings Promotions
TV: Tape Delay at www.gfl.tv

Minnesota State Jr. Welterweight champ Rondale "Give Em Hell" Hubbert (10-1-1, 6 KO's) left for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday where he will face 27 year old Brandon "Untouchable" Bennett (18-1, 7 Ko's) this Friday night. Hubbert (above left) and Bennett weighed in earlier tonight. Bennett was originally set to face Alvaro Ortiz (7-2-1, 5 Ko's) but that fight fell through and in stepped Hubbert on short notice. Friday's bout will be at the Stadium Holiday Inn in Philly. The fight will be available to watch at www.gfl.tv the following Sunday (May 31st, 2015.) Below are a few words from Hubbert in regards to the fight against Bennett.

"It was very short notice" said Hubbert when asked when it was that he was offered the fight. "I got the call on Monday and have been staying busy, trying to live like a champion. I've done my sparring and roadwork in my spare time before I got the fight and I feel like I have a great 6 rounds in me. My opponent is a well known prospect from Ohio. I think he's fast and has nice combinations but he's also a super featherweight so I'll be the bigger man. After losing my first fight to Lalo Robles, I wanted an immediate rematch but that probably won't happen so I want to continue to fight the best fighters around 135 and show I can compete with the best and that I can beat the best."

 

TONY LEE HEADLINES JUNE 27 SHOW IN MOUNDS VIEW, MN
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tony "2 Sharp" Lee (10-1-1, 3 KO's) will headline a show at the ALLEGIANCE FITNESS CENTER in Mounds View, MN on Saturday, June 27th, 2015. SO Fights presents the show which is titled "Fight Club MN". So Fights is planning to do a regular club show series and this show kicks the series off. Lee will look at this fight as a tune up, with rumors of a possible state unification bout (135 pound and 140 pound titles) approaching this fall between he and Rondale Hubbert. Also on this show will be Trevor Marmon, Daniel Placeres, Nate Rosa, John Moxey, Sirwan Ibrahim and more.

 

BONSANTE SEEKING FIGHT BEFORE CAMPAS SHOWDOWN
Monday, May 25, 2015
Anthony "The Bullet" Bonsante (33-12-3, 18 KO's) has a fight set against Yory Boy Campas at the Butte Civic Center in Montana on January 23, 2016. The fight has been in the works for a while now and was originally proposed to take place sooner then the set date. Both Bonsante and Campas plan to take a bout before the fight, being that it is so far out. Bonsante and his team have a list of fighters including Butch Hajicek, Bruce Rumbolz, Ryan Davis, or Steve Walker type of tough veteran's they are seeking to face. He is trying to get on a local show taking place this July. To read more on the Bonsante vs Campas bout...

 

QUICK WEEKEND RESULTS
Friday, May 14, 2015
GRAND FORKS, ND FRIDAY NIGHT BOXING
Virgil Hill Jr. stopped Butch Hajicek in round two.
Nate Rubin vs Willshaun Boxley ended in a four round draw.
Jos Eichelberger won a split decision over Ken Glenn
Tommy Ray won a decision over Shaun Holiday
Kira Ollila and Kayla Brady fought to a draw
Ron Cruz stopped Starr Roberts in the opening round.

BELLATOR MMA FRIDAY NIGHT
Mike "The Marine" Richman lost a closely fought decision to Eduardo Dantes on Spike TV. Dantes won the first, Richman the second, and the third was an extremely close round the judges ended up giving to Dantes, who scored a take down but was out punched by Richman in the round.

 

MIKE RICHMAN FEATURED ON SPIKE TV TONIGHT
Friday, May 14, 2015

Tune in to spike tv tonight to watch Minnesota's Mike "The Marine" Richman as he takes on Eduardo Dantes in a Bellator title eliminator bout. Richman is considered to be pound for pound one of the best punchers in the world in mixed martial arts. The telecast begins at 8 pm and Richman's bout is the co-featured bout of the night. Richman is pictured below, right, facing off with Dantes at yesterday's weigh ins.

 

RUBIN, BOXLEY READY TO MAKE STATEMENT TONIGHT
Friday, May 14, 2015

Thief River Falls, MN boxer Nate Rubin will take a big step up in only his second fight as a pro later tonight in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Rubin will face Willshaun Boxley in a very interesting 4 round matchup. Rubin brings an undefeated record of 2-0 to the ring and while Boxley's record of (6-11-1, 4 KO's) may look unimpressive at first glance, those that know or have seen Boxley in action know that he is much more capable then the numbers show. Boxley was a Twin Cities area amateur standout that has fought almost exclusively short notice bouts around the nation against bigger, undefeated prospects. Boxley is now living in the Grand Forks area and looks to get his career on track with a victory. But Rubin had many big moments as an amateur as well and plans to be the one with his hands raised and make a statement at Boxley's expense...

 

WEIGHTS FROM GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
Thursday, May 14, 2015


Nate Rubin, left, and Willshaun Boxley, right, after tonights weigh-ins

Virgil Hill Jr. 171 vs Butch Hajicek 171
Willshaun Boxley 140 vs. Nate Rubin 138
Ken Glenn 176 vs. Jos Eichelberger 176
Starr Roberts 161 vs. Ron Cruz 158
Tommy Ray 198.8 vs Shaun Holiday 198.8
Kira Ollila 153 vs. Kayla Brady 158

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MINNESOTAN'S BATTLE IN GRAND FORKS FRIDAY NIGHT
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A group of Minnesotan's and Upper Midwest fighters will be on display this Friday night in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Virgil Hill Jr. will headline against "Mad Dog" Butch Hajicek. Thief River Falls, Minnesotas Nate Rubin will meet Willshaun Boxley of Grand Forks (by way of Coon Rapids, MN) in what is the most interesting all Minnesota bout on the card, in an undercard bout. Mixed Martial Artist/Boxer Kenneth Glenn was a late addition to the show.
To read Jack Sullivan's preview of the show...

 

ROBERTSON IN ACTION TOMORROW NIGHT UPDATE
Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Wednesday night weigh-in Photo of Antwan Robertson

UPDATE: From the Winnipeg Sun Winnipeg - lightweight Kyle Oliveira was hoping to go four rounds with Antwan Robertson of Minnesota. But Robertson pulled the old Roberto Duran 'No Mas' routine and didn't come out for the second round.

“Two hard body shots. I felt it in my hands,” Oliveira said. “That's what did it. I was surprised. Every night I like to go the distance. Fighting is what I like to do, and I like to put on a show for the fans.”
Star Roberts failed his pre fight medicals and was not allowed to box in his bout.

29 year old "Lil Superman" Antwan Robertson (9-12-1, 6 KO's) has taken a last second fight in Canada which takes place this Thursday night. The Minnesotan Robertson will face Canadian Kyle Oliveira (0-1) at the Club Regent Casino and Event Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Oliveira has an MMA background and seems very confident if not a little cocky on his social media (Twitter) page despite having lost his pro debut in sweeping fashion to former stand out Canadian amateur boxer Alex Torres. Oliveira posted the photo of Robertson above and captioned it "Someone forgot to tell this man I'm a motherfu**in MONSTER... Call the cops it's gonna be a homicide!". Robertson will bring the experience of over 20 professional bouts to the fight and it really depends on which Antwan Robertson will show up that will most likely determine the outcome. If the aggressive and motivated Robertson shows up, then Oliveira will find him self in with a skilled boxer and tough fight. Starr Roberts (0-6) of Minneapolis will face Michael Brandon Affainie (1-0, 1 KO) of Canada and James Owens (5-19, 2 KO's) of Wisconsin will face Canadian pro debuter Stephan Zea.

 

STARKS FEARTURED IN PENNSYLVANIA TONIGHT UPDATE
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Javontae Starks moved his record to (12-0, 7 KO's) moments ago with an 8 round unanimous decision over Jeremiah Wiggins (10-4-1, 5 KO's) at Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania. More details and words from Starks to come.
Javontae Starks will be fighting for win number 12 tonight at Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania. Starks (11-0, 7 KO's) will be looking to cap off what's already been a huge month for Minnesota boxing as Rob Brant, Ismail Muwendo, and Jamal James all picked up significant wins last weekend. Caleb Truax put up a gutsy world title challenge last night, and Starks will attempt to do his part in putting a story book ending to the month in his bout versus 33 year old Jeremiah Wiggins (10-3-1, 5 KO's) of New Port News, Virginia...

 

TRUAX STOPPED IN 12TH AGAINST JACOBS
Friday, April 24, 2015

Caleb Truax (25-2-2, 12 KO's) fought valiantly but ultimately came up short in his world title bid against Daniel Jacobs (29-1, 26 KO's) earlier tonight in Chicago Illinois. The fight was stopped by the referee with Truax on his feet along the ropes at 2:22 into the 12th and final round. The opening four rounds were close with both fighters landing consistently with solid jabs and occasional shots. But neither fighter seemed ready to risk opening up. The fight opened up in the fifth with Jacobs landing hard head shots in the first half of the round and Truax landing 5 consecutive straight rights in the closing minute.
Jacobs took over in a big sixth round, leaving the Minnesotan Truax stunned by the rounds end. The speed and power of Jacobs were evident more and more in the 7th and 8th but Truax showed an iron jaw and heart as he stayed in the fight and regrouped. The tenth round was a good one for Truax. After taking some shots himself, Truax stunned Jacobs with a hard uppercut to the head followed by a straight right. Truax's success continued until the end of the round.
Jacobs shook the punches off though and came back nicely in the 11th and specifically the 12th and final round. Jacobs hurt Truax on several occasions in the 12th but Truax again refused to go down. Jacobs was awarded a knockdown early when punches sent Truax back into the ropes. Although Truax did not go down, referee Dave Smith ruled that the ropes held Truax up. Jacobs was landing some heavy shots as the bout was about to wind down along the ropes. The referee Smith was close to jumping in a few times and finally did so with Truax hurt, but surviving on his feet along the ropes.

Truax put up a tough fight against a world champ and showed what he's made of. He never stopped competing and refused to ever go down. Truax released the following statement the morning after fight night.
" I didn't get the win last night, but I have no regrets. I took no shortcuts in training camp and gave it my all" said Truax. "Thank you to each & every one of you who watched the fight, had me in your thoughts or took time out to wish me well. I appreciate all the love."

 

WEIGHTS FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Thursday, April 23, 2015

WBA middleweight title bout
Caleb Truax 159.6 vs Daniel Jacobs 159.4

Promoter: Warriors Boxing
Venue: UIC Pavillion, Chicago, Illinois
TV: Spike TV

Truax and Jacobs exchanged words following weigh ins as the two stood face to face. Truax says Jacobs told him he's never seen anyone like him. Truax's response to Jacobs was that he better be ready because he's got got him. Tune in 9pm ET Friday night live on spike tv.

 

TEA MAGE TV INTERVIEWS CALEB TRUAX
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We are two days out from "Golden" Caleb Truax's WBA world title shot against Danny Jacobs which will be televised on Spike TV. The Minnesota boxing community and more will either be tuning in, or cheering Truax on live at the UIC Pavilian in Chicago, Illinois this Friday night. TEA MAGE TV (www.facebook.com/TeaMageProductions) recently caught up with Truax to talk about the big fight and more. You can watch the interview below...

 

 

JAMES, MUWENDO PICK UP IMPORTANT ROAD WINS
Monday, April 20, 2015

Jamal "Shango" James (16-0, 9 KO's) and Ismail "The Sharp Shooter" Muwendo (17-0, 12 KO's) both picked up huge road wins on Saturday night. James stopped Daniel Sostre in round number two in Pennsylvania while Muwendo battled to a majority decision win over 8 rounds against Rolando Chinea in Texas. For photo's and reports by Fightnews.com...

 

QUICK RESULTS FROM HINCKLEY, MN
Friday, April 17, 2015

Quick results from Friday nights action at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN
Van Goodman won by second round TKO victory over Brett Murphy in the opening bout of the night. Goodman scored three knockdowns in the fight before the stoppage came at 1:38 of the second.

Joey Abell won by third round TKO over Travis Fulton. Abell twisted his foot in round two but fought three the round with a limp. Abell, still hobbled by the foot injury, landed a number of unanswered head shots in round three and referee Gary Miezwa waived the fight off at :44 into the third. Abell was later taken to the hospital by ambulance as his ankle was the size of a softball and thought to be broken.

Adam Lopez stopped Philip Adyaka at :58 into the second round. Nice quick combos from both in the first, Lopez began to land more after the first, and dropped a hard left uppercut to the chin of the Minnesotan in the second that dropped Adyaka and the fight was waived off.

Robert Brant stopped Dionisio Miranda in the second round. Brant was sharp, beating Miranda to the punch through two rounds. Brant was teeing off in round two and dropped Miranda near the ropes and putting an end to the action.

Ismail Barrosso dropped Ira Terry with a straight left to the head that put Terry down and out for the count in the closing moments of the first round. Barroso smiled throughout the round as he systematically broke Terry down.

Jarrell Miller stopped Ray Ochieng near the end of the first. Miller took a while to let his punches go but when he did, he put Ochieng down along the ropes where the bout was stopped. Ochieng got up and protested the stoppage afterwards.

Dennis Hogan won a unanimous decision over Tyrone Brunson in the main event. Brunson was elusive in the beginning, boxing well and winning rounds. He slowed however in the later rounds and Hogan upped the pressure which won him the fight.

FULL FIGHT REPORT TO COME. TO SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY ...

 

JAMES, MUWENDO MAKE WEIGHT
Friday, April 17, 2015

Jamal James 145.8 vs Daniel Sostre 144.5
Venue: Valley Forge Casino Resort, Valley Forge, PA
Stream: www.gfl.tv

Ismail Muendo 134.4 vs. Rolando Chinea 134.2
(Muwendo weighed 146 a few hours after re-hydrating
Venue:University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
Live Stream: www.toprank.tv

 

WEIGHTS FROM THE GRAND CASINO, HINCKLEY, MN
Thursday, April 16, 2015


Rob Brant, left, stares down Dionisio Miranda at the scales Thursday night in Hinckley

Dennis Hogan 153.5 vs. Tyrone Brunson 153
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Ira Terry 130.5
Rob Brant 161.5 vs. Dionisio Miranda 165
Jarrell Miller 283.5 vs. Raymond Ochieng 244
Adam Lopez 124 vs. Philip Adyaka 119.5
Joey Abell 239.5 vs. Travis Fulton N
Van Goodman 299.5 vs. Brett Murphy 316.5

Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions in association with
Adam Wilcock's Fight Card Promotions
and produced by David Schuster's Winner Take All Productions

Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, Minnesota
TV: CBS Sports Network (Cable TV)

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BIG FIGHTS FOR MUWENDO, JAMES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Minneapolis based boxers Ismail "The Sharp Shooter" Muwendo and Jamal "Shango" James both have major fights this Saturday, April 18th, out of state. Muwendo heads to Texas to battle 23 year old Rolando Chinea (10-0-1, 6 KO's) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania in an 8 round lightweight bout. James is set to co-headline against Daniel Sostre (13-10-1, 5KO's) of New York in a welterweight 10 rounder. To read more and see camp photo's...

 

GRAND CASINO HINCKLEY BOXING UPDATE
Monday, April 13, 2015

UPDATE, APRIL 14, 2015: Canada's Tony Luis will be replaced by Venezuela southpaw Ismael Barroso (17-0-2, 16 KO's) on Friday night's CBS Sports televised boxing show in Hinckley, MN. Barroso will face Ira Terry, who was to be the opponent of Luis. Team Luis was contacted late Monday night and offered a WBA Interim lightweight title fight against English lightweight champion Derry Mathews in Liverpool England and have decided to take that fight instead.

There have been a few late changes to this Friday's pro boxing show taking place at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Ramiro Hernandez (3-0, 3 KO's) of Ohio (training part time at White Bear Boxing Gym) was forced to pull off the card last week due to a shoulder injury. Hernandez was also hampered by the flu virus last week as well. With Hernandez out, Minnesota's Nate Rubin is left without an opponent and will no longer be in action. Rubin (2-0, 1 KO) expressed his disappointment in the fight being off but says that he could be fighting next month in North Dakota.

Stepping into the opened fight slot is "Minnesota Ice" Joey Abell (29-8, 28 KO's) , who is on the comeback trail after a short break away from the ring. Abell, of Coon Rapids, has been rumored to be back training hard over the last few months and will fight Travis Fulton (22-38-1, 21 KO's) as part of Friday's undercard in a heavyweight bout.

Minneapolis boxer Philip Adyaka (4-4, 2 KO's) has accepted a tough fight against 24 year old Adam Lopez (10-0, 5 KO's) of Texas. Adyaka is coming into the bout riding a 3 fight win streak while Lopez stopped an 11-0 fighter in his last bout. Despite taking the fight on relatively short notice, Adyaka says that he has been in the gym and is prepared.

There have been no changes to the other two fights involving our states local fighters. Rob Brant (14-0, 8 KO's) of Saint Paul is still set to take on Dionisio Miranda (22-10-2, 19 KO's) in an 8 round televised middleweight bout. Minneapolis heavyweight Van Goodman (3-5-2, 2 KO's) will meet Brett Murphy (Minneapolis, 1-0, 1 KO) in a four rounder as we reported earlier.

Dennis Hogan meets Tyrone Brunson in the main televised bout with the vacant WBA-NABA super welterweight title at stake. Tony Luis meets former Jason Litzau victim Ira Terry in a co-featured TV bout. New York heavyweight Jarell Miller (11-0-1, 9 KO's) will box Raymond Ochieng (26-18-3, 21 KO's). Ochieng was stopped by Minneapolis' Aaron Green in 2013.

Greg Cohen of Cohen Promotions is the promoter of the CBS Sports televised show, while local matchmaker Cory Rapacz of North Dakota has taken care of putting much of the card together.
You can look more into the fighters records and opponents on the show by visiting the following link courtesy of Boxrec.com...

 

TRUAX BUSY IN AND OUT OF THE RING AS FIGHT NEARS
Tuesday, March 7, 2015

As Caleb Truax's WBA title fight nears, the sparring and work in the gym has intensified. But Truax has also been busy outside of the ring, talking about the April 24th showdown against Daniel Jacobs with both local and world wide media. For a list of links to those stories...

 

DAMION HILL FIGHTS IN NY TONIGHT
Saturday, March 28, 2015

UPDATE : UPDATE #2: Damion Hill was stopped at 1:19 of the first round in New York last night. According to "The Ring" Online, his opponent Ivan Baranchyk landed two giant left hooks that dropped Hill near the start of the round. Hill says he wanted to continue but understands the stoppage. Hill took the fight on 3 days notice and had to drop 22 pounds in those days to make weight.

Damion Hill “The Wolverine” (4-8) of Crystal, MN is in New York to fight tonight at the Resorts World Casino, in Queens. Hill will be boxing undefeated Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk (5-0, 4 KO’s) of New York by way of Belarus in a six rounder. The bout was set at a weight of 145 pounds but both were slightly over and agreed to the new weight. Hill came in at 148 pounds while Baranchyk was 147.8 pounds.
Hill, originally an MMA fighter, has done well with his boxing over the past year as he boxed 8 times in that span which includes wins over Nate Richardson, Gavin Quinn, and most recently, Markus Morris. To join the discussion on this and more...

APRIL 17th HINCKLEY, MN SHOW UPDATE
Tuesday, March 23, 2015

The April 17th pro boxing show taking place at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN is starting to shape up. Robert Brant now has an opponent for his televised bout and two all local bouts have been made for the undercard to go along with two other televised bouts featuring out of state prospects. To read more...

 

QUICK WEEKEND RESULTS
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Rondale Hubbert (9-1-1, 5 KO's) lost an 8 round decision to Gerardo "Lalo" Robles (18-13, 8 KO's) moments ago in Kansas City, Missouri. Minnesotaboxing.com spoke with Hubbert over the phone following the action and he says it was a good fight and that Robles was a tough opponent. Hubbert feels like he landed the bigger shots but also admits he doesn't think he let his hands go as much as he wanted to.

"It's definitely a learning experience" said Hubbert afterwards. " I'm not marked up at all and look good, I just didn't let my hands go as much as I should have to get the win on the road. I landed some hard shots though. It seemed like he was able to get away with whatever he wanted in there and I was warned by the referee for every little thing. At one point, I had a point taken for holding without even getting a warning. But that's how it goes fighting on the road. It was a good fight though and I feel great. I will be back in the gym on Monday. It was a great learning experience and hopefully I will be back fighting in April in Milwaukee."
Minnesotan Star Roberts also lost on the undercard while Damion Hill did not box due to his opponent not being cleared to fight by the doctor at weigh ins.
Boxer/Mixed Martial Artist Ken Glenn of Minneapolis won his MMA bout last night in Savage, MN bringing his record to 7-2. Glenn, who boxes out of Brunette's Boxing Gym, also has a boxing record of 3-0 and it's possible we see him in the boxing ring in April.

 

WEIGHTS FROM KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Friday March 20, 2015

Rondale Hubbert 137 lbs. vs. Gerardo Robles 136.4 lbs.

Venue: Holiday Inn, Coco Key Water Resort
Promoter: Damon Reed / Craig Cummings (Danger Fire Promotions)

 

HUBBERT, ROBLES READY TO RUMBLE THIS SATURDAY
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015

Minnesota State Super Lightweight Champion Rondale "Give Um Hell" Hubbert (9-0-1, 5 KO's) of Minneapolis, MN has a big test on Saturday night in Kansas City, Missouri as he faces hometowner Gerardo "Lalo" Robles (17-13, 8 KO's). Both Hubbert and Robles told Minnesotaboxing.com that they expect it to be a war.

HUBBERT: "I'm going to knock him out, that's what I'm going there to do. It's gonna be a hostile crowd and I feed off of that."
ROBLES:
" I don't do a lot of talking, I show it in the ring. I just hope he's ready to fight. I will tell you this; that night, he will remember me!"

To read the full story...

 

BABES IN PUNCHLAND - BY JAKE WEGNER
The Story of Forgotten Lightweight Great-Babe Daniels

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015

Minnesota has had so many great gladiators of the prize ring during the 19th and 20th centuries that it is sometimes easy to gloss over the multitudes while focusing only on names such as: Gibbons, O'Dowd, Petrolle, and the Flanagan's. But when the old boxing railbirds die off, so do the stories they told and carried with them. The oral tradition of Minnesota boxing greats is only as good as the ones telling and keeping them alive, and sometimes when that trail goes cold, we need to go back and look a little closer. Gone are the days when we could learn so freely of past fistic greats, whose stories were on the lips of so many down at the local gym or café. For with the loss of the storyteller, is the loss of the stories themselves; and with it, our unrecorded history. What's left behind are just the names and incomplete records of the men whose surnames laced the pages of the Sports section. But in those piles of yellowing Depression-era newspapers and crinkly microfilm, lay bits and pieces of the life and times of past greats our state was privileged to have produced. One such little scrapper is that of 1930's Lightweight, Babe Daniels.
To read the story of Babe Daniels as told by Jake Wegner...

 

UPPERCUT GYM'S 3RD ANNUAL "UNITE AND FIGHT" TONIGHT
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

The Upper Cut Boxing Gym will host it's third annual "Unite and Fight" event tonight in Minneapolis. This years event takes place for retired St. Paul Police Sgt. Craig Gromek, who has ALS and dementia. There will be 21 boxing matches between police officers, firefighters and EMTs. The doors open at 6pm with the first fight beginning at 7pm. Uppercut is located at 1324 Quincy St. N.E., Minneapolis.
The Pioneer Press featured a story which includes many more details on
Sgt. Gromek and tonights event. A
You can read that story here...

 

COREY RODRIGUEZ ACCEPTED INTO GRAD SCHOOL
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

Congratulations to former MN State Jr. middleweight champ Corey Rodriguez on his application being accepted into Grad School at the University of Minnesota. Rodriguez recently announced his retirement from boxing so that he can concentrate on his continuing education. Rodriguez has been accepted into the Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation program that starts up for him this summer.
To discuss this and more...

 

WATT HEADLINES KICKBOXING/WRESTLING CHARITY SHOW TONIGHT
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

23 year old boxer/mma combatant Stephen Watt (3-3 boxing) of Minneapolis will headline a Kickboxing/Submission wrestling charity event tonight. Watt has boxed Tyler Hultin, Charles Meier, and Corey Rodriguez twice. The show is taking place to raise money to keep a Minneapolis school, Pope John Paul II's doors from being closed for good. 100% of the proceeds go directly to saving the school. The action includes 10 kickboxing bouts and 9 submission wrestling matches. "The Wolverine" Damion Hill of Crystal, MN is also a recognizable name to boxing fans that will compete on the show. Doors open at 5pm with the fights starting at 6pm. The action will take place in the gym at Pope John Paul II School located at 1630 Fourth Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413.

For the compete line-up...

 

ALLEN LITZAU IN ACTION TONIGHT
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
"The American Boy" Allen Litzau (14-8, 7 KO's) is fighting at the moment in New York versus Tommy Rainone (22-6-1, 4 KO's). Both fighters weighed in yesterday at 151 pounds. The fight is a featured off TV bout to tonight's Shobox bouts.

UPDATE: Looks like Litzau dropped Rainone once in the fight but lost by TKO in the final minute of the sixth and final round. The referee reportedly waived the fight off after Litzau took a knee following shots from Rainone. Litzau took the fight on 1 weeks notice. To discuss this and more click here...

 

JACK O'BRIEN INVITATIONAL, DULUTH, TOMORROW NIGHT
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015

Jungle Boy Boxing will present a night of amateur boxing tomorrow night in honor of Duluth boxing icon Jack O'Brien at Grandma's Sports Garden. O'Brien has helped many Twin Ports area boxers work on there craft such as Andy Kolle, Zach Walters, Al Sands, R.J. Laase, and Gary Eyer. WDIO news aired a story giving a good look at O'Brien and tomorrow's event which can be watch here...

Doors open at 5pm with the bouts starting at 7pm. Tickets are still available online or at the door but if you cannot make it to the fights, check out the streamed fights live provided by the Ifan Sports Network by clicking here...

 

RAPHAEL BUTLER VICTORIOUS MOMENTS AGO ON SPIKE TV
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Raphael "The Silenser" Butler moved his mixed martial arts record to 9-1-1 with a 1st round submission victory by way of standing guillotine moments ago on the Spike TV prelim stream at www.spike.com. Butler looked real sharp with his punches before sinking in the submission. His opponent Josh Diekmann brought a record to the cage of 15-5 and was considered to be a pig puncher himself heading into the fight.

 

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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