Brunette Boxing starts the fall off with a 10-fight
By Ray Kilgore at Ringside
September 27, 2011
Photo's coming shortly
On Saturday night, Brunette boxing showcased a 10-fight card that
kept a decent-sized crowd entertained for over two hours. Admission
price was a steal at $10.00 and under, because all evening, the
matches provided every fan, regardless of their tastes, with all
kinds of action, from pure boxing skills to stoppages to toe-to-toe
give and take and heart-thumping slug-fests. And the action started
85-pounder Jayden Washington, on the left, of Anoka Coon Rapids
Gym took a decision over a relentless Francisco Quetino of Circle
In round one, it was clear that neither Washington, nor Quetino
was going to give the other any slack, as they took turns trading
shots and being the aggressor. Toward the end of the round, Washington
did appear to gain the upper hand as he backed Quetino up against
the ropes and had his opponent circling, trying to make adjustments.
In round two, Quetino looked as if he had settled down, and he was
able to counter Washington effectively at times. Washington never
seemed fazed by the blows, however. He retreated several times during
the round because of Quetino's aggression, but Washington was able
to land several good shots and bloodied Quetino's nose before the
end of the first round.
By the final round, fans, who had cheered nonstop, were more even
more into the fight, as both boxers continued to throw, risking
it all. The blood started flowing from Quetino's nose again, but
the young boxer continued to do his best. But as the bout came to
an end, Washington proved the stronger of the two, although Quetino
never showed signs of giving up.
90-pounder Miguel Gomez, on the left, of Circle of Discipline Stopped
a game Cale Bisek of Anoka Coon Rapids in Round Two
250-pounder Terrance Walker, on the right, of Circle of Discipline
Took a Decision over Vincent Downwind of Rice Lake, WI, in a Bout
That Produced Heavy Leather
Whoever said the heavyweight division lacks excitement hasn't seen
either Walker or Downwind fight, because from the outset, both men
moved very well, their size not holding them back as they each looked
to send the other to sleep early. Downwind started the action by
testing Walker with all-out aggression, by landing several good
rights. But Walker, who demonstrated a confident demeanor all fight
long, countered with his own right and several good jabs as he tried
to walk Downwind down.
By round two, it looked like both might hit the canvas, as they
took turns trading shots. But by the bell, it seemed that Downwind
had gotten the better of the round.
In round three, Walker sealed the fight as he connected with Downwind's
head often and worked his body. The action was fast and intense
as Walker's constant jabs, bodywork, and right hand seemed to wear
Downwind down toward the end of the round. Downwind was backed into
the corner often and inhaled deeply at one point, clearly struggling
with the fight. But before the end of the fight, Downwind landed
a good right that got "woos" from the fans. But Walker
took it and put on the pressure, going back to his jab and landing
rights until the final bell.
115-pounder Kevin Gauman, on the left, of Circle of Discipline Put
on a Sensational Show in Taking a Decision over Hector Martinez
Although Martinez was clearly beat in the fight, he gave his all
as he started the open by landing good rights and several body blows.
But as the first round came to a close, it was evident that Gauman
was the slightly better boxer, as he often took advantage of missed
blows from Martinez.
In round two, the fight started to widen as Gauman took more control,
forcing Martinez to keep his defense high and circling, never fully
finding his rhythm. Gauman pinned Martinez to the ropes and landed
a hard right that rocked Martinez back. The referee sensed that
Martinez was buzzed, called a halt to the action, and gave the fighter
a standing eight count. When the action resumed, the pace was much
slower, since all Gauman had to do was avoid getting caught with
In the final round, Gauman knew he had taken the bout, as he continued
to maintain control, picking his shots until the final bell.
118-pounder Urial Jaquez, on the right, of Anoka Coon Rapids and
Edgar Venes of Circle of Discipline Give Fans More Than Their Money's
Worth as Jaquez Took a Close Decision Win Over a Relentless Venes
If there were ever a case to be made that amateur boxers deserve
some compensation, Jaquez and Venes are the reason. From the opening
rounds, the boxers took turns trading and rocking each other. As
the fight went on, Venes was able to land a right that should have
put Jaquez down, and as he tried to apply pressure, out of no where
Jaquez landed a good right followed by a left and another right,
forcing the referee to give Venes a standing eight. The action resumed
with both boxers going to war.
In round two, Venes got into his groove, landing several blows and
another right that got Jaquez's attention. Current Middleweight
State Champion Caleb Truax was in attendance and yelled for Jaquez
to work the body. The boxer was finally able to follow the champion's
advice and slowed the tempo down. But right before the end of the
bell, Jaquez's warrior within resurfaced, as both boxers went back
In the final round, the big question was who wanted the fight more,
and sitting ringside, it was difficult to tell as both boxers once
again took turns trading shots. Jaquez was able to land a solid
blow that got the crowed more ramped up, but Venes countered with
his own right, which temporarily made Jaquez put on the breaks.
As the round ended, Jaquez appeared to get the better of his opponent,
as several of his blows snapped Venes' head back.
172-pounder Rocco Guanella, on the right, of Brunette Boxing stopped
Justin Heinrick of Rice Street in Round Two
170-pounder Kyle Clemens, on the left, of Believer's Gym Got a Decision
over Chris Whipple of Brunette Boxing
In round one, both Whipple and Clemens had their good moments, although
it looked as if Clemens had the edge all evening long, his aggression
seeming to make the difference. In round two, Clemens continued
to out-muscle Whipple, but Whipple showed resolve as he landed several
good blows that got the pro-Whipple crowed going.
In the final round, both guys tried to convince the judges that
they were the fresher man, and they had brief moments of trading
shots. But once again, Clemens looked to get the better of Whipple.
Whipple landed many hard rights, but Clemens wasn't bothered by
them as he backed Whipple to the far ropes and landed a hard shot
just as the bell sounded.
120-pounder Poul Botha, on the right, of Circle of Discipline Lost
a Decision to John Guyver of Saint Cloud in a Bout That was Too
Close to Call
In round one, Botha took an aggressive stance as he started the
round jabbing and looking to counter when Guyver missed. But Guyver,
as was the theme of the whole fight card, refused to bend and countered
with his own shots.
In round two, the action continued, with times where both boxers
stood center ring and traded blows. Even when one was backed into
a corner, it was difficult to tell who got the better of the round
as they mirrored each other, taking shots to the body and going
up to the head.
But in round three, Botha might have edged out the bout, as he seemed
to prove himself the better fighter, landing the cleaner blows,
which several times forced Guyver to hold. Guyver was able to land
a good right, but Botha walked through it and returned with good
shots of his own.
130-pounder Santiago Mendoza, on the right, of Brunette Boxing Took
a Decision over Ty Nosser of Believer's Gym as Both Boxers Provided
Heart-thumbing Action Throughout the Fight
It was unbelievable what Mendoza and Nosser were willing to go through
to get the notch in this three-round bout. This was their third
fight in which Mendoza took the first two. In round one, in a fight
where fans rooted and hollered until the final bell, Mendoza didn't
waste any time getting the action started as he moved in and out,
trying to land hard right hands. But Nosser came out with his own
bad intentions and applied effective pressure of his own as he backed
Mendoza to the corner several times and countered with good right
In round two, one fan yelled out, "This should be the main
event!" That sentiment was dead on, as Nosser landed a heinous
shot that looked like Mendoza might go down. Early on, Nosser was
the aggressor, although Mendoza showed life in the second half of
the round as he connected with hard rights that snapped Nosser's
head back and bloodied his nose badly. Shortly before the round
ended, Mendoza once again landed solid shots, and this time Nosser
was on the defensive end as he crouched low to avoid the blows.
But soon enough, Nosser landed another powerful overhand right which
made Mendoza quickly cover.
In the final round, it was too bad that there had to be a winner,
because both boxers provided fans with an epic ending. Nosser looked
to be the stronger of the two earlier on, and once again, he landed
a strong blow, and it looked as if Mendoza might hit the deck as
he took a lot of blows in the corner. This was Nosser's most effective
Unbelievably, Mendoza hit Nosser with a right that snapped the boxer's
had back, rocking the fighter, and Nosser was now the one who looked
in jeopardy of going down. Both boxers traded nonstop blows as Mendoza
landed the harder punches, causing Nosser's nose to flow with blood
Final Fight, 152-pounder Greg Whalen, on the right, of Saint Cloud
Took a Decision over Elias Rubio
In round one, both boxers tried to land good jabs, and both started
strong, but it was Rubio who did the better work to take the round.
In round two, Whalen was now the better of the two, as he jabbed
effectively and forced Rubio into the ropes often. Rubio tried his
best to position himself to land good shots, but Whalen covered
up effectively and worked Rubio's body. Rubio managed to land some
shots and bloodied Whalen's nose, although the round belonged to
In the final round, both men spent lots of time looking for the
perfect shot, and it was Whalen who opened up and managed to land
the better blows, so much so that Rubio was forced to adjust his
headgear all round long. As the fight neared its end, Whalen backed
Rubio to the ropes and worked his body, then went upstairs to take
A Special Note:
This writer would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Al Brunette
for his star like treatment of this writer and this site. Brunette
made sure this writer had a close-up view of the action, and he
refused to take this writer's admission fee until this writer made
it clear that he insisted on doing so. As Brunette was preparing
for the show, he took time out to chat with this writer and was
a very gracious host.
But the biggest applause goes to each boxer who fought tonight,
as they worked hard and gave their all. The fighters who came up
short have no reason to feel bad, since amateur boxing is less about
fighters' records and more about a their approach, their passion,
and their reasons for being in the sport in the first place. Amateur
boxing isn't always about who stood where and what they did with
their fists and their feet; it's more about how it feels to be there
and what it took to get there. And tonight, we learned the answers
to all of these questions.
Finally, if any information in terms of the outcomes or fighter's
photos is incorrect, please inform this writer as the action was
intense and this writer had to attempt to photograph while trying
to alternate between paper notes and laptop notes.
MN State USA & JR Olympic Tourny Results
Day 1 & 2
Photo's and Results by Jesse kelley
USA and Jr Olympic tournament being held by the Circle of Discipline
wrapped up on Sunday afternoon. Minnesota boxers battled it out
to see who would be advancing to the USA National tournament in
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DAY 2 SUNDAY APRIL 18TH
201+ lbs. (Finals) Aaron Green of Uppercut RSC1 Terrance
Walker of COD Jonathan Perez of COD - Thomas Yang of WBL
113 lbs. Richard Quiterio of COD - Jesus Rivera of WBL
Non Tournament Bouts
130 lbs. Andrew Monette of WBL - Alexis Gomez of COD
105 lbs. Otahl Saunders of COD - Carlos Martinez of WBL
109 lbs. Celco Ramirez-Reyez of COD - Ariel Shifrin of American
School of Martial Arts
71 lbs. Miguel Gomez of COD - Dion Bower of White Earth
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DAY 1 SATURDAY
Junior Non Tournament bouts
95 lbs. Damon Lachman of WBL - Charles Oothoudt of Leech
125 lbs. Andrew Monette of White Bear lake - Dana Canty of
BOUTS 80 lbs. Bryan Becerra of WBL - Miguel Gomez of Circle
85 lbs. Mathew Monette of WBL - Jose Salazar of WBL
101 lbs. Celso Ramirez of COD - Ashtom Dennis-Stanger of
114 lbs. (semi final) Jesus Rivera of WBL - Ariel Shifrin
of American School of Martial Arts
145 lbs. Flavio Beccerra of WBL - Fabian Rosas of COD
154 lbs. Anthony Thoen of COD - Eugene Sommers of WBL
123 lbs. Francisco Noyola Solis of COD - Nicholas Christiansen
152 lbs. Oscar Soto of Rice Street - Joseph Claus of WBL
201+ (semi final) Aaron Green of Uppercut RSC Eric Lamb St.
RSC over Kokusai Boxing Academy in a non title added bout
1 GOLDEN GLOVES TOURNAMENT
March 5th, 2010
By Jesse Kelley CLICK
OF DISCIPLINE FEB 13TH BOXING Circle of Discipline will be having
an amateur boxing show this Saturday night.
The bouts will be held at the Richard R. Green Central Park School
in Minneapolis (3416
4th ave. South, Mpls). The event begins at 2pm
After some down time due to a location change, Brunette's Boxing
Gym is back at a new location and will be hosting their first of
many amateur boxing shows this Saturday, Feb. 6th. Contact Bobby
Brunette 651.341.8256 or more info can be found at Livefromringside.com.
To take a look at one of the first show's we covered at Brunette's
in 2004 which featured recognizable names like Jamal James, Scott
Ball, Delano Henton, Tony Lee and pro's fighting tonight at First
Ave Javontae Starks and Jose Hilario...
BOXING PHOTOS AND RESULTS
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1) Itzell Alvero
(COD) wins by points against Gabby Sixties (WBL) - (130 lbs)
2) Celso Ramirez (COD) wins by RSC 1st round against Matt Monette
(WBL) - (95 lbs)
3) Dan Severson (Knuckle Up) wins by points against Mike Underwood
(Believer's Boxing) - (165 lbs)
4) James Champion (WBL) wins by RSC 3rd round against Conner Linderholm
(ACR) - (90 lbs)
5) **CORRECTION** Sona Akale (Hastings)
wins by points against Jose Ruacho (COD) (150 lbs)
6) Tyler Pulkkinen (St. Cloud) wins by RSC 3rd round against Andrew
Graebner (Believer's Boxing) - (160 lbs)
7) Charlie Smith (Believer's Boxing) wins against by points against
Carlos Fabian (COD) - (152 lbs)
8) Jesus Rivera (WBL) wins by RSC 3rd round against Ariel Shiffrin
(AMA) - (115 lbs)
9) Jake Olsen (Believer's Boxing) wins by RSC 3rd round against
Chad Ruiz (WBL) - (Hvyweights)
10) Alexis Gomez (COD) wins by points against Delmar Robbins (ACR)
- (125 lbs)
11) Paul Gonzales (AMA) wins by RSC 3rd round against Calvin Sins
(Hastings) - (178 lbs)
From Uppercut Gym.
Report By Ray Kilgore at ringside
October 10th, 2009
The main event
showcased Kelly Page of Canada Gym taking a decision win over favorite
Deon Jordan of Uppercut Gym.
round one presenting Page with movement and combos. Although the
stockier Page presses the action, Jordan seems pleased with his
work by the end of the round.
By round two,
a transformation takes place as Jordan maintains his distance and
extends lateral movement but Page picks up the pressure and forces
the action by working the body and landing authoritative right hands;
Pages not apprehensive about roughing Jordan up in the corners.
As the final
round starts, both boxers look exhausted somewhat but exhibit ambition
to go toe to toe in a good match.
In the co-main
event, Abdi Gelle of Rochester easily defeats Brendon Feiler of
St. Cloud Gym in a decision by utilizing his longer reach and landing
good blows throughout the evening.
In the opening
minutes, Gelle hammers Feiler-who never exhibits a willingness to
give up-with a hard right that sends him down. After the standing
eight, Gelle continues to throw hard shots and circles picking his
shots to win a decision.
of Uppercut Gym gives Jehrid Hale of Rochester Gym much annoyance
with counter punches and angles as the referee witnesses enough
and calls a halt to the match in round two.
Early in round
one, Loyd lands a stiff blow that sends Hale down. Hale recoups
and scores several combos; Loyd counters forcing another standing
eight. As the round closes, Loyd looks to end the match with two
solid punches one clearly coming after the bell.
In round two,
Loyds determine to fire firm shots as the bout is stopped
without protest from Hale.
of Uppercut Gym enters the ring ready to battle as he wins a decision
over Roberto Mendoza of Canada Gym; although Mendoza enjoys a height
advantage, Hobbs ability to keep his eyes focus, utilize speed
and strong jabs is enough to get the job done.
of Uppercut Gym has the most aggravation of the night winning a
decision but having to keep an angry, and at times out of control,
Dane Smith of Anoka Gym tamed.
For some reason,
Smith is extremely angry as he repeatedly fouls Vasquez by pushing
him into the ropes forcefully; Smiths actions prompts stern
warnings from the referee.
Before the start
of round two, Smiths corner lectures him about his conduct;
but Smith cant help himself as he roughhouses Vasquez, who
maintains his cool for the most part, to the canvas and ropes again.
The referee makes it unequivocal to Smith that point deductions
By round three,
Smith has no chance of winning. At this point the central question
is: Will he get DQ? He loses two points for bullying again and somehow
makes it to the final bell throwing his headgear down manifesting
his overall mood tonight.
The most exciting
and scary episode of the bouts took place when the referee stops
the contest because of a head injury suffered to Brian Karanez of
Anoka Gym at the hands of Tim Tu of Uppercut Gym in round one.
The bell sounds
Tu knocks Karanezs down flat on his bottom. Karanez gets up
and makes the eight count; but Tu lands a thunderous right sending
Karanez down again. Karanez attempts to get up but the referee waives
the match off.
a good time in the Masters Division as sentimental favorite Jack
Kennelly of Uppercut Gym holds his own against Steve McComas of
Uppercut Gym. Kennelly, clearly up in age, keeps his defense tight
and puts pressure on but McComas is too mobile as he easily jabs
his way to a decision win.
of Rochester gym takes a decision win over Damon Lachaman of White
Bear Gym. Lachaman has trouble controlling his footing most of the
evening and Barlett takes advantage with angles and executing a
good game plan.
In the opening
bout, Bryan Beccera of White Bear Gym gets the decision win over
Julian Alvarez of Canada Gym in a close match. Alvarez starts strong
and is the aggressor most of round one although both boxers trade
shots and good jabs.
In round two,
the action gets better as each kid takes turns being the aggressor,
throwing hard shots, and landing more jabs.
In the final
round, both boys let the gloves fly and in the process, Alvarez
hits Beccera with a hard right bringing about an eight count. Beccera
shows hes OK and both box strongly until the final bell.
Tournament Time Has Arrived
Upper Midwest boxers will come together once again to compete in
their regional tournaments with the goal of moving on to the Upper
Midwest Golden Gloves Championships being held in Walker, MN. Regional
tournament dates and info as well as UMGG championship info is posted
2009 UMGG REGIONAL DATES AND INFO
1 Tournament: Saturday, March 14th,
2009 Uppercut Gym
Call 612-822-1964 for more information or visit website www.uppercutgym.com.
2 Tournament: Saturday, April 4-5th,
2009- Uppercut gym
Call Bobby Brunette at 651-341-8256 for more information.
3 Tournament: If you have any info please email me at JesseKelley@minnesotaboxing.com
and I will post asap
4 Tournament: Fri & Sat April
3rd & 4th 2009 Wadena Armory
Call Bob Tubandt at 218-631-3066 for more info
Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Tournament Info
2009 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves
Championship Tournament Information
Location: Northern Lights Casino
Walker, MN 56484
Thursday, April 9th - Saturday, April 11th 2009
4:00-10:00pm Teams check in
Test scale available
April 11th Finals
11:00-1:00pm UMGG Board of Directors Meeting
Semi Finals Three 3-minute rounds
Finals Three 3-minute rounds
Please refer to the "qualifications for boxers"
sheet for further details
call Lisa Bauch at 612-822-1964; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is a list of qualifications for boxers to
compete in the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves (UMGG) Regional
Tournament, UMGG Championship Tournament, and GG National
Tournaments - Boxers must have 4 active bouts in their USA
Boxing Competition Book.
UMGG Championship - Boxers must have 4 active bouts in their
National Championship - Boxers must have 5 active bouts
in their USA book.
Requirement/Determination for all GG tournaments
minimum age: 17
Boxer maximum age: 34
determination date is August 1, 2009 for 2009 tournaments.
A boxer's age on August 1, 2009 is his/her competition age
for all tournaments.
Q: Can a 16-year-old compete in the GG Tournament of Champions,
May 4-May 9?
A: Yes, IF his/her 17th birthday occurs before August 1,
2009 (he will be 17 on August 1st)
boxer who is 34 wants to box in our Regional Tournament
- he turns 35 on May 5, 2009. Can
he box in the tournament?
A: NO! He will be 35 before August 1, 2009 - therefore,
he cannot box at any tournament.
the 2009 GG Tournament is not a qualifying event for international,
Pan American, or Olympic competition, non-citizens who reside
in the United States and are registered amateur athlete
members of USA Boxing are eligible to compete in this year's
GG National Tournament. They must still meet all other requirements.
of Rounds and Round Lengths
and UMGG Championship Tournaments:
Semifinals Three 3-minute rounds
Finals Three 3-minute rounds
Monday-Thursday Three 2-minute rounds
Semifinals Three 3-minute rounds
Finals Three 3-minute rounds
(for past tournament-winning boxers from 2007 and 2008):
If a boxer has won a UMGG Regional or Championship Tournament
in the past, and has failed to attend the following tournament
(Examples: Won the Regional Tournament and did not attend
the Championship, won the Championship and did not attend
the Nationals), that boxer must write a letter to the UMGG
Board of Directors, stating the reason they did not attend.
This letter must be received by the appropriate Regional
Director two weeks before the Regional Tournament. The letter
will be reviewed by the UMGG Board of Directors to determine
qualification for this year's tournaments. It is important
for the Upper Midwest region to have boxers who will represent
their gym, their region, and the Upper Midwest at each level
of competition. Sending boxers to the National Tournament
also represents an expense to the UMGG.
GYM BOXING RESULTS
Saturday, January 10th, 2009 Amateur boxing results from Grandma's Sports Garden in Duluth,
Evan Wrazidlo UD over Cole Hatcher
Nathan Scott UD over Cole Wrazidlo
Rodney Rinas KO1 over Eli Ladue
Mike Monchamp TKO1 over Zack Ladue
Winston Anderson TKO3 over John Singleton
Al Sands KO2 over Jay Porter
CUT GYM BOXING NIGHT RESULTS
Saturday, December 13th, 2008
Brett Mauren at Ringside
Fans were treated to every element of the sweet science at Uppercut
gym. Despite a restructured card due to a missed appearance from
the Canadian team Saturday night boxing at Uppercut featured something
for everyone in its six captivating bouts.
The show was unquestionably stolen by Robert Brandt and Deon Jordan
of the 165 pound division. The lesser experienced Jordan who hailed
from Uppercut gym pressed the action early with a sustained body
attack that caught Brandt off guard. Brandt showed poise however
in withering Jordans combos and countering with crisp, effective
straight rights of his own throughout the round.
In the opening seconds of round two Brandt zipped a quick lead right
through the defense of Jordan and looked to have the Uppercut boxer
on the back step for the remainder of the round. Although visibly
tired Jordan fired a hellacious combo midway through the third that
brought the Minneapolis crowd to their feet. With neither fighter
holding back for the final seconds of the fight the crowd exploded
with an energy that could only be brought forth by boxing at its
finest. When the bell finally sounded to put a halt to the back
and forth exchange both fighters embraced in approval from both
each other and the crowd.
In a display of both class and sportsmanship Dion Jordan raised
Brandts hand prior to the judges decision acknowledging
that the White Bear boxer was indeed a better man on this night.
Fans were again treated to a brilliant display of boxing from rising
star Robert Brandt, and were shown that they have something to look
forward to in Dion Jordan as well.
If a tactical chess match suits your taste you may have preferred
watching Jose Hilarios decision win over Dustin Mason of White
Hilario reversed his fortune Saturday night avenging his previous
loss to Mason a few weeks ago. Both fighters showcased an elite
skill set just as they did the last time they met, and another striking
similarity came in the scorecards with another razor thin differential.
After three rounds of economical punches and polished boxing skills
both fighters put forth a strong case for a win but the final say
went Hilarios way and the Uppercut boxer picked up a huge
win at 138 punds. Complete results Saturday night
Jose Hilario def. Dustin Mason 138
Manny Conterus def. Alex Vazquez 170
Robert Brant def. Dion Jordan 165
Jason Bice def. Travis Anderson 178
Clay Brownlee def. Timure Kudaibergenov 155
Brooks Johnson def. Anthony Dunanski 135
Brandon Puritun def. Thomas Yang 120
Boxing Back Amateur boxing is back at the Canterbury Park in Shakopee,
MN. The Golden Gloves fundraising bouts will be held every Thursday
starting June 19th (followed by July 10th and 24th, Aug.7th and 21st).
Weigh-ins at 6pm, bouts at 7:30. For more info contact Bobby Brunette
at 651-341-8256. 5-27-08
Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Finals
lbs. Raphael Vasquez 4th Street Gym Unopposed
112 lbs. Ronnie Peterson Uppercut dec Brad Heroff Brunette's
119 lbs. Mike Haulbrich ACR dec Jose Vilasquez 4th Street Gym
125 lbs. Craig Butler Twin Ports dec Ulises Gonzalez 4th Street
132 lbs. Tony Lee Rice Street dec Jose Hilario Uppercut
141 lbs. Jamal James COD dec Oscar Soto Rice Street
152 lbs. Javontae Starks over Manny Contreras Rice Street stoppage
165 lbs. Cerreso Fort Rice Street dec Tyler Hultin Fergus Falls
178 lbs. Mike Faulk RiceStreet dec Steve Omae COD
201 lbs. Tim McShane Twin Ports dec Delano Henton Brunette's
201+lbs. Jesse Ruiz St. Cloud dec Eric Kendrick Minot, ND
Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Semi-Finals Bout
lbs. Jose Vilaquez Rochester dec Bruce Butler Fergus Falls
125 lbs. Craig Butler Twin Ports over Tomi Archumbalt Minot RSC
132 lbs. Ulises Gonzales 4th St. Gym dec Jay Lee Brunette
141 lbs. Jamal James COD over Ryan Dew Alexandria RSC
141 lbs. Oscar Soto Rice Street dec Zack Aaker Grand Forks
152 lbs. Javontae Starks COD dec Jesse Wannemacher Fergus Falls
165 lbs. Cerresso Fort Rice Street over Robert Coleman COD RSC
178 lbs. Michael Faulk Rice Street over Andrew Emmel Minot RSC
178 lbs. Steve Omae COD dec Dewayne Steward Wadena
201+ lbs. Jesse Ruiz St.Cloud dec George Chute Brunette Gym
2008 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves
Tournament of Champions April 4-5, 2008 At Grand Casino, Hinckley
PRESS RELEASE: The 78th annual Upper
Midwest Golden Gloves boxing tournament will start April 4 at 7:00
pm with 18 bouts of semi-final action. Eleven championship bouts
will take place at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 5. Champions will
then advance to the National Golden Gloves Tournament in Grand Rapids
, Michigan .
Ticket prices for the semi-finals are: $10.00
general admission and $15.00 for ringside. Championship ticket prices
are: $15.00 general admission and $20.00 for ringside reserved.
Tickets are available at Grand Casino Hinckley or by contacting
Ticketmaster. For more information you can call 763-822-1964.
One of the featured boxers will be defending
champion Tony Lee of St. Paul . He was a 2007 National Golden Gloves
semi-finalist, and then was chosen to represent the United States
Golden Gloves team at the World Golden Gloves Tournament. He then
won his two matches and claimed the 132 lbs. World Golden Gloves
Also in the tournament will be Javantae Starks
of Minneapolis who three weeks ago captured the U.S.A. Boxing National
Championship at 152 lbs. out in Colorado Springs .
Grand Casino Hinckley s new convention
center is an ideal site for this prestigious event. Its located
one hour north of the Twin Cities on Hwy. 35. For more info call
Region 2 Tournament
Saturday, March 22nd Photos
By Jesse Kelley
HERE TO VIEW PHOTO SLIDESHOW
80 lbs. Zack
Bahr ACR dec Francisco Mendoza Palomin's Boxing
115 lbs. Anthony Campillo Brunette Boxing dec Francisco Solis COD
119 lbs. Mike Haulbrich ACR dec Jose Velasquez 4th Street
130 lbs. Steven Campillo Brunette Boxing dec. Austin Bahr ACR
120 lbs. Jonny Solis Brunette dec Cameron Miller WBL
141 lbs. Jon Escoto WBL def Dominic Campillo Brunette Boxing by
112 lbs. Brad Heroff Brunette Boxing dec Rafael Vasquez 4th Street
lbs. Ulises Gonzales 4th Street Gym dec Jay Lee Brunette Boxing
132 lbs. Tony Lee Rice Street dec Jeremy McLaurin Rice Street
141 lbs. Oscar Soto Rice Street def. Zak Hill Sisseton, S.D. by
152 lbs. Chris Bruce Brunette Boxing dec Darius Bell 4th Street
152 lbs. Manny Contreras Rice Street dec Luis Molina Rochester Silver
165 lbs. Cerresso Fort Rice Street dec. Rob Brandt WBL
Shwt Matt Jarrett Brunette Boxing def. George Chute Brunette Boxing
Javontae Starks 152 lbs and Robert Coleman are Region 1 Champs
2008 Region 1
Saturday, March 15th Photos, Results Jesse Kelley
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTO SLIDESHOW
lbs. Championship Bout
Jose Hilario (Uppercut Gym) Stopped Jose Guaman-Guallpa (COD) 165 lbs. Semi-Final Bout
Mark Mora (Team Amos) winner corner retirement over Charles Meier
(COD) -Mora faces Robert Coleman (COD) March 22nd at Brunette's. Hvy. Weight
Brent Anderson (Uppercut) Decisons Jake Walters (Duluth)
Declared Champions 112 Ronnie Peterson (Uppercut) 119 Mike Haulbrich
(ACR) 141 Jamal James (COD 178 Steve Omae (COD)
Bout Results 75 lbs. Dawson Wrazidlo (AVA Duluth) RSC Kenny Richards Jr.
80 lbs. Zack Bahr (Blast Boxing) Decision Cole Wrazidlo (AVA)
148 lbs. Tyler Kivi (AVA) RSC Jonathan Escoto (WBL, Escoto hurt
after falling to canvas)
153 lbs. Mike Bower (UMAIC) Decision Riley Rinas (AVA)
118 lbs. Francisco Solis Noyola (COD) Decision Cameron Miller (WBL)
Hvy Weight Caleb Nelson (Amos) Decision Dan Tate (AVA)
Super Hvy Aaron Green RSC Pat Thompson (Team Amos)
125 lbs. Tia Hawley corner retire win over Andrea Menzarares (Team
155 lbs. Jamie Granica (Team Amos) Decision Christine Lampe (Uppercut)
boxers were eliminated in their first bouts at the U.S. National
championships yesterday in Colorado Springs. At 141 lbs., Rodney Jefferson, St. Paul, lost on points
(9-3) to Brad Solomon of Atlanta; 165 lbs. Cerreso Fort, St.
Paul, lost on points (12-6) to Daniel Jacobs, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Both Jefferson and Forts opponents were National Golden
Gloves champions from last year.
Heavyweight Leni Drewelow of Fergus Falls lost a decision
(28-22) to Aio Hencher of Honolulu.
I Heard that
Caleb Truax at 178 lbs. didnt make the trip.
March 8th, 2006
RESULTS, FEB. 4TH From Terry Marsh
130 lbs. -
Darrick Gaffney, Brainerd, dec. Alex Gabbert, Fergus Falls
140 Mike Russel, Grand Forks, dec. Jeff Wannemacher, Fergus
150 Raul Perez, Moorhead, dec. Chad Vanvickle, Brainerd
80 Ry Denzel, Fergus Falls, dec. Nathan Scott, Brainerd
130 Tanner Hultin, Fergus Falls, dec. Ted Beyl, St. Cloud
155 Shawn Blakmore, Brainerd, Rsc2 Lee Smykowski, Fergus
175 Nick Mauer, Fergus Falls, dec. Steve Groove, Grand
160 Sam Kolle, Fergus Falls, dec. Daniel Villareal, Grand
190 Jeremy Moe, St. Cloud, dec. Jeremy Valantine, Fergus
200 Leni Drewelow, Fergus Falls, dec. Ron Ingrund, Brainerd
Medina Golden Gloves show Results!
check out the bout sheet for the February 7th GG show CLICK
St. Patricks Day Show!
Caledonia Boxing club will be hosting their annual St Patricks Day
Show on March 11, 2006 at the City Auditorium. The fights will begin
at 7:30. For more info contact the Caledonia boxing club.
MIDWEST GOLDEN GLOVES TOURNAMENT WILL BE APRIL 14-15, 2006****
AT THE GRAND CASINO HINCKLEY BALLROOM.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT TERRY MARSH AT 763-458-7505
BOXING STATE TOURNY, JAN. 21-22, ST. CLOUD
From Terry Marsh
Rodney Jefferson, Rice St. Gym, dec. Cory Rodriquez, White Bear
165- Cerreso Fort, Rice St. Gym, dec. Charles Meier, C.O.D.
Tony Lee, Brunettes, dec. Ryan Dew, Fergus Falls
141- Rodney Jefferson, Rice St. Gym, dec. Jemal James, C.O.D.
141- Cody McManigle, Wadena, dec. Jeff Mason, Mpls. Glovers Gym
165- Cerreso Fort, Rice St. Gym, dec. Jon Schmidt, Anoka/Coon Rapids
165- DeWayne Steward, Wadena, dec. Sam Kolle, Fergus Falls
Brad Patraw, Rice St. Gym, dec. Bruce Butler, Wadena
125- Blake Berse, Winona, Declared champion
132- Tony Lee, Brunettes, dec. Wilshaun Boxley, C.O.D.
141- Jefferson vs. McManigle to box off on Feb. 11
152- Tyler Hultin, Fergus Falls, dec. Michael Faulk, Rice St. Gym
165- Fort vs. Steward to box off on Feb. 11
178- Caleb Truax, Anoka/Coon Rapids, dec. Trent Petro, Wadena
201- Leni Drewlow, Fergus Falls, dec. Shawn Bjorndal, Moorhead
201+ - Delano Hinton, Brunettes. dec. Jesse Ruiz, St. Cloud
Lee Smynowski, Fergus Falls, Dec. Bill Richards, Wadena
165- Gunther Manilfa, Umaic, Dec. Chris Dixon, Eden Prairie
139- Kody Thompson, Wadena, Rsc2 Collin Frye, St. Cloud
180- Isiah Lotti, Circle of Discipline, Dec. Jeremy Valantine, Fergus
110- Brent Steward, Wadena, Dec. Alex Marcial, Umaic
155- Pat Szathmary, Wadena, Dec. Travis Samp, Fergus Falls
170- Nick Mauer, Fergus Falls, Dec. Frank Orsello, Wadena
140- Cody McManigle, Wadena, Rsc2 Jason Poitra, Umaic
165- Trent Petro, Wadena, Dec. Dondrell Gatlin, C.O.D.
152- Javontae Starks, C.O.D. Dec. Tyler Hultin, Fergus Falls
138- Willshaun Boxley, C.O.D. Dec. TJ Steward, Wadena
Hwt- Lenny Drewlow, Fergus Falls, Dec. Jesse Ruiz, St. Cloud
*165- DeWayne Steward, Wadena, Dec.
Charles Meier, C.O.D. *4-round bout
Boxing Show Results, St. Paul, Jan19th
From Terry Marsh
CRAIG STUBACK, BRUNETTES, DEC. PETER VITALE, WLB
170 SCOTT KELM, ST. CLOUD, DEC. RAY REIDER, WINNIPEG
120 BRAD PATRAW, RICE ST. GYM, DEC. MIKE HAUBRICH, ACR
130 RACHEL ERICKSON, COD, DEC. AMY AUGDAHL, CALEDONIA
135 JUDY WIEBE, WINNIPEG, DEC. LAURA SAVAGE, CHIPPEWA FALLS
140 MATT CARLSON, UMAIC, DEC. JORDON WIEBE, WINNIPEG
165 JUSTIN GRIFFIN, WBL, DEC. JOSH WEIGENBAUR, WINNIPEG
165 JAKE MCKANN, BRUNETTES, DEC. KEN HARGROVE, CALEDONIA
160 MICHAEL FAULK, RSG, DEC. DAVID CARLSON, CHIPPEWA FALLS
165 CERRESO FORT, RSG, DEC. JON SCHMIDT, ACR
190 JACOB WALTERS, DULUTH, RSC3 MATT CLAYTON, ST. CLOUD
138 TONY LEE, BRUNETTES, DEC. JAMAL JAMES, COD
Minnesota Silver Gloves Results!
the entire list of champions and results from the Minnesota silver
gloves tourny CLICK HERE
By Terry Marsh
CLOUD GOLDEN GLOVES SHOW, at St. Cloud Armory - DEC. 17TH
lbs., Austin Stueland, St. Cloud, dec. Terence Mills, Leech Lake
100 lbs., Santos Reyes, Willmar, dec. Jesse St. John, Hinckley
115 lbs., Jonathan Perez, Mpls COD, dec. Danny Ruiz, Willmar
135 lbs., Bobby Butters, WBL Ret1 Forrest St. John, Hinckley
150 lbs., Jude Beauchamp, White Earth, dec. Peter Vitale, WBL
150 lbs., Alex Atempa, COD, dec. Kelly VanBuren, Willmar
155 lbs., Cord Hale, White Earth Rsc1 Sean Williams, St. Cloud
190 lbs., Andrew Lund, St. Cloud dec. Tom Covington, White Earth
201+ Shawn Bjorndal, Moorhead, dec. Sammy St. John, Hinckley
139 lbs, Wilshaun Boxley, COD dec. Weylin Davis, Hinckley
Weekend for Amateur Boxing in Mn!
Saturday, December 17th, three seperate
shows will be taking place. The Uppercut gym will be hosting its
monthly boxing show. Check out www.Uppercutgym.com for more details.
The Saint Cloud National Guard Armory and the Wadena National Guard
Armory will host amateur boxing shows as well.Thanks to Terry Marsh
for the updates. 12/13/05
Amateur Shows In November
Midwest American Indian Center in Minneapolis
will be hosting an amateur boxing show on Saturday, Nov. 5th.
The Center is located at 1035 West Broadway, Mpls, MN . Call 612-522-4436
for more info.
of Discipline will be hosting "Knock Out Kings" amateur
boxing on Saturday, Nov.12th at 4 pm. Local fighters have
been invited as well as fighters from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin
and North Dakota. There are 15 bouts scheduled. For more info check
Boxing Gym also has a show on Nov.19th. Beginning at
7 pm. More info coming soon. For info call 651-779-6248
I have left any shows out please contact me at email@example.com 11/03/05
"Back to School Classic" Results
By Jesse Kelley and Miranda Sannes at Ringside
September 18th, 2005
Boxing Gym hosted a great day of amateur boxing today in Saint Paul,
Mn. For full report and Photo gallery CLICK
From the Under 19 Tourny in Colorado!
By Sierra Leone Samuels
Minnesota fighters Derek Winston, Jamal James, David Amundson and
Brad Patraw are all
competing in the under 19 tournament in Colorado Springs, CO at
the Olympic Training Center.
in the tournament. The tournament began Aug. 30th and ends Sept.
3rd. Champions of the tournament will have the opportunity to travel
to Finland and represent the United States in
International competition. None of the Minnesota boxers competed
on Aug. 30th. Three of the Minnesota boxers competed on Aug.
31st. Derek Winston, boxing at 132 pounds, competed against
Saul Lomas from Fresno, CA. Derek lost his bout in the second round
(RSCH). It was Derek's first national tournament so he said his
nerves got the best of him. He plans on
competing in the PAL tournament in Oct. in Oxnard, California and
realizes he needs to take his training much more serious and run
much more. Jamal James competed against Xavier Burgos from Miramar,
FL also in the 132 lbs division. Jamal won his bout in the second
round (RSC). He stopped his opponent with a nice body shot. He said
his timing was on but his sharpness was off because of nerves. He
is excited about advancing to the quarterfinals and feels the nerves
and edginess is off now. David Amundson competed against
Ernest Reyna from Corpus Christi, TX 152 lbs division. David won
his bout by points. David was losing the bout in the first and second
round but was able to turn the heat up in the third and fourth round
and pull off the win. David also advances to the quarterfinals.
Sept 1st, Jamal James and David Amundson
competed from Minnesota. Jamal James boxed Prenice Brewer
from Cleveland, OH. Jamal came out in the first round and part of
the second round with a lot of energy. He was sharp and utilizing
his reach to his benefit. He began to slow down and get tired in
the middle of the second round. The third and fourth round Jamal
would begin the round nice and sharp landing points. Unfortunately
when he began to get tired he stopped using his reach and throwing
punches. He lost the bout by points. David Amundson competed
against Peter Haro from Inglewood, CA. David came out strong but
could not catch Peter to land many scoring blows. Peter was much
faster and was able to land more points than David. David lost the
bout by points. Brad Patraw is competing in the 112 lbs division
semi-finals. Stay tuned for results. The coaches for Minnesota are
Sankara Frazier from Circle of Discipline and John Johnson from
Rice Street gym. There are two officials from Minnesota myself,
Sierra Leone Samuels from Minneapolis, and Dan Joyce from St. Cloud.
Amateur Boxing Schedule
Boxing Gymwill be hosting an afternoon of amateur boxing
on Sunday, September 18th. The show will take place in the
gyms parking lot located at 1135 Arcade St in St.Paul, MN. Prices
for the event are set at $10 for adults and $5 for children under
12. The first bout will begin at 2 pm. For more info call 651-779-6248
October 12 at Gabbys Resturant in NE Minneapolis, Former pro
heavyweight fighter Scott Ledoux will participate in his last public
sparring session.There will also be Golden Gloves bouts being featured.
Proceeds will go to Wishes and More, tickets will be $100 per person
which includes dinner, golden gloves bouts and Ledoux sparring.
The "common man" Dan Cole and "Dark Star" will
do all the anouncing. Gabbys is located at 1900 Marshall St NE Minneapolis,
MN 55418 and the number is (612) 788-8239
From The Circle Of Discipline!
to 16 year old COD fighter Javontae Starks, who won the bronze medal
in the Junior Olympics this past June in Brownsville, Texas.
COD will have two amateur boxers competing in the Under 19 Championships
in Colorado Springs, CO August 30th through September 4th. 17 year
old Jamal James and 18 year old Derek Winston will be competing.
Stay tuned to see how they did. Also please check out www.circleofdisicpline.com
for more info. 8/11/05
Golden Gloves Stars Results! Amateur Boxing As Part Of The June 17th
Pro Card At The RiverCentre
141 Wilshaun Boxley, COD beat Billy Jochum, ACR
152 Carl Gergen, Chaska beat Desean Lewis, COD
152 Jeremy Kirschner, ACR beat Justin From, Shakopee
165 Alex Vasquez, Uppercut beat Charles Meier, COD
178 Caleb Truax, ACR beat Eric Polnett, COD
Rochester, Collin Kelly beat Duane Caldwell, Rochester
127 COD, Jose Hilario beat Matthew Carlson, UMAIC
141 COD, Wilshaun Boxley beat Alex Atempa, COD
141 UMAIC, Leif Carlson beat Doug Melby, Shakopee
119 Northview, Yamir Garcia beat Mike Haubrich, ACR
125 Glovers, Wilton Hilario beat Derek Winston, COD
132 COD, Jamal James beat Vlad Ustimchuk, ACR
152 Chaska, Carl Gergen beat Jeremy Kirschner, ACR
162 Uppercut, Alex Vasquez beat Jon Schmidt, ACR
Wilshaun Boxley will face Leif Carlson in Rochester on April 2nd.
112 Anthwon Robertson, ACR
200 James Taylor, UMAIC
Super HWT Joey Abell, ACR
Special thanks to Lisa Bauch for the results!
110 Xavier Hayden, UMAIC beat Tony Bester, Shakopee
178 Collin Kelly beat Randy Carbajal
105 JR Gustafson, Shakopee beat Kevin Silo, Northview
155 Alonzo Breston, COD beat Rod Shepardson, Northview
HWT Jon Woolcock,COD beat Blake Swanson, Shakopee
Senior Novice Class Championship
140 Sean Bach, Shakopee beat Drew Sims, Glovers
145 Steven Jones, COD beat Jason Schaller, Glovers
165 Gunther Manifa, Glovers beat Clint Kelly, Shakopee
Special thanks to Lisa Bauch and Ryan Hamilton for the results!
Gym's Amateur Boxing Results For Feb. 19th
O’Connor of 4th street gym
wins over Antonio Dominguez of WBL at 60pds
Soft of Silver Lake over Kyle Raymond
of Anoka at 130
Nikodyn of Saint Cloud over Jeremy Williams of
Caledonia at 165
Schley of Uppercut over125 Ashley Nordhaus of
Anoka at 125
Tostenson of Caledonia over Jerry Valdez
of Saint Cloud at 155
Kelly of 4th Street gym over Ryan Shacklten of
Uppercut at 165
Zabel of St. Cloud over Tony Nygen of
Uppercut at 165
Truax of Anoka over Todd Belmont of Saint
Cloud at 185
McComas of Uppercut over Master Scott Kelm of
thanks to Lisa Bauch for the results!!
also want to congratulate Circle of Discipline's Angel Soto who
will also be heading to Kansas City!!
to The Brunette's Delano Henton and Rice Street's Alex Lusby, Joey
Claus, and Oscar Soto. They were all winners this weekend in Sioux
Falls, SD and will now advance to the National Silver Gloves Tournament
in Kansas City on February 4th and 5th. Good Luck you guys! -Ryan
State Championship Results
By Ryan Hamilton
Saturday night at Spiker's, USA Boxing hosted the 2005 State Championships.
The winners from Saturday advance to Marshalltown, Iowa and the
winners in Iowa advance to the national's in Colorado Springs. To
see the full results click here
Uppercut Gym's December 18th Show Results
By Ryan Hamilton- CLICK
ACR Gym's December 17th Show Results
By Ryan Hamilton- CLICK
By Ryan Hamilton
Uppercut delivered another exciting night of Amateur bouts.
The action packed night began with COD's Alex Atempa fighting Rochester's
Tim Meyer at 150 pounds. I had the first round even between these
guys. They both went out there and threw solid nonstop combinations
the first round. The first half of the second round was ALL Alex,
he made Meyer miss then made him pay. He was very elusive but Meyer
kept coming forward he never backed up. He threw just as many bombs
as Atempa. In the third round it looked as though Atempa ran out
of steam but he was still light on his feet and still made Meyer
miss a lot. I thought Atempa won this fight for sure. Tim Meyer
At 154 pound, Pat Szthmany was up against Chipewa Falls' Damien
Eh, this fight was ok. Lannet had this long reach that he couldn't
use because Szthmany crowded him. But when Szthmany got on the inside
it was like he couldn't put his punches together. By the third round,
Szthmany let up on applying pressure. Big mistake. Lannet let those
longs arms go and scored right before the bell to end round three.
Damien Lannet by Dec.
White Bear's Danny Jones was definitely the busier fighter in his
match against T. J. Stewart from Wadena. Whether he landed anything
or not is a completely different story. Jones tried his best to
work that jab and several combinations. Stewart landed punches and
tried to jab, but being much taller then Jones made it harder for
him to chase him down. Jones also knew that when he stopped moving
he got hit. So, Jones kept trying to frustrate Stewart by making
him miss and trying to get him to give up his height. I thought
Danny Jones fought a good fight. T. J. Stewart by dec.
At 158 pounds, C.O.D's Ezequel Guierrez lost to White Bear's D.
It was a long bloody 3 rounds between the horribly inactive, Nick
Lawton from Rice Street and White Bear's Andrew Nelson. Nelson by
Oscar Soto from Rice Street and Jeremiah Soft from Silver Lake fought
125 pounds. This was my second favorite fight of the night. Soto
dominated this fight in every round with his solid combos and fast
hands. Very nice! Soto by Dec.
Uppercut's Alex Vasquez was up against St. Cloud's Walter Mastey.
I thought Vasquez was controlling this fight from the first round
on. He did a good job sticking and moving, and staying light on
his feet. In the second round Mastey began using his jab a lot.
Vasquez went down from what looked to me to be a slip but the ref
gave him a standing eight count and ruled it a knockdown. I thought
the slip threw him off his game plan a little. Mastey by Dec.
And in the final fight of the night, Uppercuts Alfonso Vasquez scored
an impressive win over Dwayne Steward.
See you guys next month!
23rd Uppercut Show Results By Ryan Hamilton
October 23rd, Lisa Bauch and the Uppercut Gym hosted the first of
many Amateur shows this fall. There were 11 bouts, each bout was
Heavy hitter Adnan Ali from Circle of Discipline went to work right
away in the first round against Uppercuts Chris Anderson. Ali was
vicious EVERY round. In the third round Ali jabbed Anderson on the
same spot in chest every time. After three rounds of punishment
Adnan Ali won by Dec.
112 pounders Max Clifford from ACR fought St. Clouds John Hall.
This was an ok fight with John Hall being knocked down in the 3rd
round and then having a standing 8 count. Max Clifford winning by
At 135 pounds, ACR's Robin Caulkins vs. White Bear Lake's Sam Barton
had to be my favorite fight of the night. Caulkins had this BEAUTIFUL
jab that he used to irk Barton with. Barton went from flustered
to frustrated in no time. He just couldn't get around that jab.
Robin Caulkins won by Dec. Nice Job Robin!
St. Clouds Curt Brown beat White Bear Lake's Micah Thompson at 160
In the next fight 150-pound fight of the night, Luke Cassikert from
ACR fought Brunetteâ€s Cesar Benavides. It was
a nice first round for Cesar. After every combo Cesar threw, it
looked as if Luke didn't know what to do next. In the second round
Luke tried to pick up the pace a little bit but just couldn't keep
up with Cesar's fighting style. Cesar B by Dec.
JR Robinson from Leech Lake beat White Bear Lake's Danny Jones.
Also fighting at 150 pounds were Brunette's Dave Bebeau against
Uppercuts Jeffery Ratliff. I had this fight tied in the first round.
I gave the second round to Bebeau because Ratliff looked spent.
Bebeau did a good job of keeping Ratliff off balance by moving him
backwards. Ratliff won the third round. Both these guys had heart.
Bebeau by Dec.
After the intermission Circle of Disciplines Ezequil Gutierrez beat
White Bear Lakeâ€s Bob Oâ€Leary
Raymando Papasadora from Leech beat St Cloud's Matt Nikodyn. Raymando
dominated most of this fight. Nikodyn didn't throw one single punch
in the 2nd round.
Papasadora won by Dec.
In the final fight of the night Uppercuts Alex Vasquez took on White
Earth's Glen Sommers. I had the first round even but Vasquez took
the second and third round easily. Heavyweight Alex Vasquez went
on to win by Dec.
It was a great night of fights! The next fight night will be on
November 20th at 7pm. Hope to see you there!
Caledonia Shows Scheduled!
the Caledonia Boxing Club here, and we would like to let you know
that we are hosting another show on the 30th of October at the city
auditorium here in Caledonia, and to also inform you of our St.
Patricks Day Annual Show that will be held on March 2005 also in
Caledonia. For any information on either of theses shows Contact
Matt and Debra Schellsmidt at 1-507-725-8973 Looking forward to
seeing all of you this new year.
To Host Monthly Amateur Shows!
October 23rd, Uppercut gym will be putting on an amateur show, the
3rd Saturday of every month. The doors open at 6pm and the first
bout is at 7pm. Cost is 10 dollars to get in. UpperCut gym is located
at 1324 Quincy Street NE in Minneapolis. If you have any questions
Call Lisa Bauch at 612-822-1964 -Ryan Hamilton
Finals At Canterbury Park By Ryan Hamilton
began with 141 Pound Dagney Willey from Minnesota going up against
Wisconsin's Laura Savage. This was a good female fight. Willey dominated
every round and went on to win by decision.
At 145 pounds, Wisconsin's Krista Savage got the decision over Minnesota's
At 167 pounds, Duluth's Anston Griggs faced off against Uppercut's
I wasn't sure what to make of this fight at first. It kind of looked
like a mismatch. Vasquez dominated the fight but Griggs countered
more. Vasquez is a badass fighter BUT I do believe that if at any
point Griggs would have landed any of those haymakers he was throwing,
Vasquez would have been laid out. Which brings me to the next fight.
In 1:20 seconds of the first round, a left hook delivered COD's
by Wilton Hilario sent ACR's Derrick Winston to the canvas. And
that was all she wrote.
Minnesota's Cerreso Fort beat Nebraska's William Quaintana by decision.
At 135 pounds Bobby Cleaver fought Nebraska's Roger Hernandez. There
was a nice exchange in the first round. In the second round Cleaver
showed off his fierce jab. And after taking turns slamming each
onto the canvas in third round, Cleaver won by dec.
At 150 pounds, Wisconsin's Ben Flaklud beat Minnesota's Adam Langino
The final fight of the night left a bad taste in everyones mouth.
I dont want to take anything away from Oscar Soto, so I'll keep
my opinion on this very bad call, to myself. Soto by Dec. I look
foreward to seeing these guys fight again in the future.
to Dagney Willey, Alfonso Vasquez, Ben Flaklud, Krista Savage, Cerreso
Fort, Wilton Hilario, Bobby Cleaver and Oscar Soto on being The
2004 Canterbury Park Golden Glove Champs!
Night at Canterbury Park By Ryan Hamilton
night was the first of two nights of Championship finals. There
were only four fights but they were very exciting!
In the first of four 3 round/2 minute matches, Jeremy Kirschner
from Minnesota was up against North Dakota's Tyler Hultin. This
fight was so exciting and it set the pace for the night. They both
stayed busy in the first and second rounds. Then in the third round
Kirschner got a standing eight count. He went on but lose by decision.
At 190 pounds,
Wisconsin's Earl Butts met Minnesota's Luke McDevitt for the second
time. McDevitt went right to work on Butts body. Butts immediately
threw a quick one-two followed by a hook and sent McDevitts down,
the ref gave him a standing 8 count and waved it off. Earl Butts
won the 43 second fight by RSC.
Minnesota's Derrick Winston beat North Dakota's Eli Ugstad in the
137 pound weight class.
And finishing up a great night of amateur boxing was Minnesota's
Ricky Johnson and North Dakota's Tanner Holtin. Tanner Holtin won
Congratulations to Tyler Hultin, Earl Butts, Derrick Winston, and
Tanner Holtin for being the 2004 Canterbury Park Golden Gloves Champions!!
to come soon
House At Uppercut!
calenders! On Saturday, August 28th from 10 - 2 Uppercut Gym is
having its Member Appreciation Day/Open House. Stop by for free
food, to ask Questions, watch classes, see some sparring and take
advantage of Uppercuts Pre Fall sale. For more info contact owner
Lisa Bauch at 612-822-1964 or visit website at http://www.uppercutgym.com
will represent Region 6 in National Tournament By Ryan Hamilton
Hutchens, from the Rumble-Boy boxing gym will be competing in the
2004 National Womens Tournament. The USA boxing tournament
will be held in Spokane, Washington from July 25th through August
1st and will feature fighters from Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and
Minnesota. The winners will go on to represent the US in international
tournaments. Good luck Heather!
8th Canterbury Golden Gloves Tournament Results
great night of amateur boxing took place last Thursday night at
Canterbury Park. There were six exciting three round bouts and each
round was one minute long. For results and photos CLICK
24th Canterbury Golden Gloves Tournament Results
fighters from Minnesota and Wisconsin faced each other this past
Thursday, June 24th at the Canterbury Park race tracks. For results
and photos CLICK HERE.
and Taggart to represent Mn in Texas!
boxers will be going to fight at The National Junior Olympics in
Brownsville, Texas from 6/22 to 6/26. The gold and silver medalists
stay there and attend an Elite camp. They then box off for a spot
on the junior national team which competes internationally. Corey
Burton from Detroit Lakes and Tim Taggart Jr. from Hinckley are
both going to box for a spot on the Junior National Team. Special
thanks to Tim Taggart Sr. for the update! 6/22/04
10th Canterbury Golden Gloves Tournament Results By Ryan Hamilton
photos now up!
Team Golden Gloves Tournament was held this past week at Canterbury
There were four, three round bouts. Each bout was a minute and a
half. Every other Thursday, Minnesota will face-off against another
state. This past Thursday featured Minnesota versus North Dakota.
Over the next month Minnesota will face off against Iowa, Wisconsin,
and Nebraska. The winners advance to the finals in August. Read
Canterbury Downs Golden Gloves Tournaments
By Ryan Hamilton
fighters from Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska are all
coming together to fight at The Canterbury Race track in Shakopee,
Mn. The tournament dates are June 10th and 24th, July 8th and 22nd
and August 12 and 26th. Bouts start at about 6:30 PM. Each bout
will be featured between races and again shown on the big screen
*Ryan Hamilton will be ringside covering the events and can be reached
for questions at RyansDream2003@aol.com
to box on NBC Sunday May 9th
Minnesota's Heavyweight Rafael Butler will box in the finals at
The National Golden Glove tournament in Kansas City. The National
Golden Glove finals will air live on Sunday, May 9, 2004 at 1pm
Central Time on NBC. Special thanks goes out to Tom Brunette for
the update. 5/9/04
of Discipline Boxing update
from the COD boxing club are representing their gym in two major
tournaments, The Junior Olympics and The National Golden Gloves.Click
Here To Read More.
Brunette Boxing Amateur show results
gymnasium hosted a night of Amateur boxing Saturday April 24th.
For results and pictures
Midwest Championship results are up!
Amateur boxing writer Ryan Hamilton was able to make it out to Hinckley,
Minnesota for the second day of competition. Day two results and
photos are here. I would like to thank Ryan and also Myrna Centeno
for the event photos as well. For results CLICK
of Discipline's Amateur Boxing Show Results!
boxing gym presented an afternoon of amateur boxing last Saturday,
April 3rd in South Minneapolis. Ryan Hamilton and Greg Lowe were
ringside covering the show. To read more on last weekends show CLICK
2 Golden Gloves Results and Photos
Boxing played host to the Region 2 Golden Gloves Box-Offs on March
27 and 28th. Results and photos are now up for the first and second
days of the competition. For full report on last weekends results
2 Golden Gloves Tournament March 27-28th!
Boxing will be hosting the region 2 tournament Saturday March 27
at 7:30 pm and Sunday March 28th at 1:00 pm. Gym is located at 1135
Arcade Street St.Paul, MN 55106. For more info call the gym at 651-779-6248.
and Judges needed desperately in metro area
are needed desperately in the metro area. There are only 1 or 2
referees and very few judges. Referees and judges are desperately
needed and their will be an official clinic at the Upper Midwest
Championships in Hinckley April 9th & 10th from 1pm - 4pm both
1 Golden Gloves Day 2 results!
final day of competition for the Region 1 tournament our posted.
For results CLICK
1 Golden Gloves Opening night results!
Uppercut gym hosted the Mineapolis/Suburban Golden Gloves region
1 box-offs last Saturday March 20th and Sunday March 21st. I
have the opening night results posted here and should have the final
day of competition results and photos up tomorrow. For results and
photos CLICK HERE. 3/22/04