Schedule Update 8-5-13 top most recent updates from MinnesotaBoxing.com
….August 10, Seven Clans Casino, Thief River Falls, MN – Rez Promotions
Details are limited but it looks like the main event will be heavyweight Charles Goodwin of Bemidji vs Mahoud Aburia. The co-feature has Van Goodman taking on John Moxey in another heavyweight bout. Michael Faulk also see’s action.
August 16, Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN – Rapacz Promotions
The Return of the 3 Musketeers as they were known as kids, Jason and Allen Litzau plus Antonio Johnson fight on the same card. Plus Aaron Green, Rob Brant vs Harley Kilfian, Brad Patraw vs Dusin Mason, David LaQue and more.
September 6, Grandma’s Sports Garden, Duluth, MN – Jungle Boy Boxing
Al Sands headlines against TBA plus a 10 round bout featuring Johnny Garcia [16-1] vs Gilbert Venegas [12-9-2]. Amateur boxing will kick off the night.
September 13, Minneapolis Convention Center, Mnpls, MN – Seconds Out Promotions
Golden Caleb Truax returns fresh off a dominant ESPN performance to take on tough boxer Osumanu Adama in the nights main event. Also, the state lightweight title rematch between Tony Lee and Jeremy McLaurin. The two slugged it out for 8 rounds and came out with a draw last June.
September 21, Wildcats Hockey Arena, River Falls, WI – Peek -A- Boo Promotions
Pro-Am boxing action brought to you by former boxer Boyd Davis.
September 28th, Anoka Armory, Anoka, MN- Valhalla Combat Sports
Valhalla Combat Sports Gym is promoting a boxing card which features Stephen Watt taking on Cheyene Ziegler. Damion Hill and heavyweight MMA fighter Brad Scholten are also on the card. There will be 8 fights in all.
August 16 brings boxing back to Hinckley, Featured will be Jason Litzau taking on Robert Osiobe, Robert has spoiled some home fighters days! Robert Brant takes on Harley Kilfian who is going back to a better weight after bulking up to fight Al Sands and as expected going from 165 to 193 was too much. Brant is moving from the 150 to 168 for the catch-weight. Very interesting in our opinion. Bravo should be able to outbox Kilifian, and has spent plenty of time at the high 160′s. Dustin Mason and Brad Patraw is years in the making, looking forward to that one. Nice work by matchmaker, Cory Rapacsz, for getting it done. Green should be able to walk through Stacy Frazier who has lost 10 of his 11 last fights, most by early stoppage. All in, could be a fun little show.
September 6 brings another Jungle Boy Boxing show. Its a pro am with three pro fights, two debuts and Al Sands… After Sands called out John Moxey, who was already under contract to fight on a different show, he and his manager barged into Joe Lorenzi’s gym while Joe was teaching a kids class and offered him a contract. Guess they don’t believe in going through promoters and managers. Joe had already given his word to fight Sept 13. But the bright side. TJ Gibson said he would let Sands try and redeem himself from his TKO loss at the hands of Gibson (1,4) on September 6. Also, both Moxey and Lorenzi have said they would love to face Sands after their obligations and are free in October. Jungle has Black Bear Casino date mid October. Also, don’t forget Phil Williams has said he’d take on Sands any time.
T-Rex has pushed Sept 13 due to too many fights and monster weekend of boxing, never easy decision, but probably a wise one with a very full September.
September 13, T-Rex Promotions, featuring Andy “Kaos” Kolle, Winston Anderson, Joe Lorenzi, and possibly Gary “Stone Cold” Eyer. More details as they come. The Promoter, RJ “T-Rex” Laase is in the middle of negotiates for a fight of his own.
September 21, Seconds Out Promotions, The return of “Golden” Caleb Truax after his incredible ESPN appearance taking out Don George with relative ease. Also featured Jeremy McLaurin vs Tony Lee two. They last fought to a draw and the 135 belt stayed vacant, don’t expect that this time. Rumors have some more very exciting fights on tap for this card.
This past Friday Seconds Out Promotions put on some nice competitive fights. 2 draws! Unfortunately I was on vacation and did not catch the action live. But from reading and seeing some video, Phil “The Drill” Williams can be in any fight if he sets his mind to it. Corey Rodriguez was in another war. What a warrior. Joey Abell took out Maurenzo Smith in 2, Aaron Green went a full 6 for a UD win, winning every round.
Promoted by Seconds Out Promotions…
from Seconds Out Promotions page! We have a lot to catch up on. Look for more from this past show and future events. Plus plenty of opinions! Follow MNBoxingLeague on facebook.
Results from Friday July 26th at Mpls Hyatt Regency
Phil Williams (12-5-2) Vs Derrick Findley (20-10-1)
Corey Rodriguez (7-3-3) Vs Gilbert Venegas (12-9-4)
Joey Abell (29-6) Vs Maurenzo Smith (11-7-2)
Abell by TKO 2:06 in 2 round
Mohammed Kayongo (17-2) Vs Fred Thomas (1-12-2)
Kayongo by TKO 1:45 in 3 round
Phillip Adyaka (2-4) Vs Jim Sharp (0-5)
Adyaka by TKO 2:01 in 3rd
You can also read about the fights here at MinnesotaBoxing.com
Below is video of the Corey Rodriguez fight.
Dustin Mason vs Brad Patraw has been added to the card. Nice fight! Card as it stands today on boxrec. Also Harley Kilfian vs Rob Brant at middleweight. Very interesting match-up.. Brant giving up some weight and Harley coming back to middle after fighting Al Sands at Cruiser. I believe Sands was 198 for that fight. I have to say, very intriguing. Follow MNBoxingLeague on facebook.
July 26 brings us another fun card from Seconds Out Promotions. Some very interesting fights with what should be an exciting Main Event… Full card as it stands.
The main event features local favorite Phil “The Drill” Williams (12,5,1) vs Derrick Findley (20,10)… Findley was Caleb Truax’s chief sparring partner when he got ready for his ESPN George fight and has nothing but good things to say about him. One could say, aside from the Taylor fight Williams had given Truax the most trouble in the ring. This has the makings of a good one…
Corey Rodriguez (7,3,2) vs Kenn Glenn (3,0) has a chance of being fight of the night. Rodriguez always brings it and has a vast boxing experience edge, but Glenn has gotten better with each fight and win. And I’m sure he’d like to keep that 0! Another action packed scrap.
The return of Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell….
There are some other nice match-ups we will go into more as date approaches….
We expected easy going for Al Sands, but this may take the cake.
This is what happens when you go about the business of boxing the right way…. Below is from recent interview we did with Caleb Truax before his thrilling victory over George.
You, your team, and Seconds Out Promotions have not shied away from challenges in and out of the ring. Do you feel the culture of Minnesota boxing will follow suit? And how important is it that fighters challenge themselves?
Truax…I hope MN follows suit, because if fighters aren’t challenged, it’s a recipe for disaster when they do decide to step up. I see too many MN guys padding records early, and that leads to getting in over your head when you’re in there with a guy that can fight.
On the same subject, when do you think guys should truly start testing themselves in the ring? It seems common place for the first 5 or so fights to be a time to learn the pro game, what are your thoughts?
Truax…I think a fighter should constantly be tested. It does you no good to KO an MMA fighter who has never boxed in the 1st rd. You don’t need to be in with world beaters, but you need to be in with guys that know how to fight that will make you work.
As fans of boxing in Minnesota, we usually have to cringe a bit when Atlas speaks of our state and fighters. I think Caleb Truax and Seconds Out Promotions showed ESPN, Atlas, and the nation not all shows are build jobs.. Unfortunately the top to bottom competitive fights of a couple weeks ago are just a memory.. The weekend brings us a Jungle Boy Boxing promoted card full of why Teddy Atlas calls Minnesota an easy place to build a record. Here is the full card.
Cerresso Fort (16,1,1) vs Marcus Upshaw (15,9,2) is a nice fight… Fort coming off his first loss, and this gives him an opportunity to take care of the draw he had with Upshaw last time they met…
Rondale Hubbert (2,0,1) vs Ricky Smith (1,1) may steal the show… Fun fight..
Gary Eyer (11,2,1) vs Robbie Cannon (12,8,2) Eyer is always fun to watch but should not be challenged by Cannon who has not seen a W since 2009. Cannon’s boxrec.
Al Sands (9,1) vs Justin Howes (13,4) Howes has lost 4 of his last five fights and is 36 years old. It could be a step up from what Sands has had in the past. But Howes did not make it out of the first round in his last fight and 2 of the other 3 losses came in the first and second rounds… Look for another quick night for Sands… Howes boxrec.
Black Bear Casino is reported to be putting a lot of money into Jungle Boy Boxing promotions… A big budget offers an opportunity to see some really fun and competitive fights. There are a couple on this card, In the Fort fight as well as Hubbert’s, but the intrigue kind of stops there. Some people like to know who is going to win before a fight. I prefer to find out at the fights.. I think that is where Mr. Teddy Atlas is coming from.