2010 looks to be a fun year for Minnesota boxing. Matt Vanda and Phil Williams have big fights on the 29th of this month and February has pro boxing in each of its first two weekends. From all I have been told and read both MSC and Seconds Out Promotions plan on another very busy year of boxing. Andy “Kaos” Kolle called out Matt Vanda and Caleb Truax towards the end of 2009 and rumor has it that Kolle/Vanda could be right around the corner if all goes well. The Fistic Mystic reported that there were bids sent out to Hinckley Grand Casino for a Caleb Truax/Kenny Kost fight and Matt Vanda / Andy Kolle 2, with Vanda/Kolle 2 winning out (Fistic also reported that nothing was final on Vanda/Kolle as contracts were not done at that time). Lets hope that both of these fights stay alive or at least some pairing of these four happens. Below are some MN vs MN fights we would love to see in 2010 if things continue to go well for the fighters mentioned. Big national or tv fights rank high in our book, but this is just Minnesota possibilities and we realise some of them may not make sense to the fighters for several reasons.
Jason Litzau vs Wilton Hilario – We know this is probably a pipe dream for the time being
Andy Kolle vs Caleb Truax – This fight seems a ways off with what has been reported
Andy Kolle vs Matt Vanda – Probably the biggest fight out there in terms of money and turnout
Matt Vanda vs Caleb Truax – Another pipe dream as they share the same gym and trainer
Caleb Truax vs Phil Williams – I really like this fight
Joey Abell vs Raphael Butler – I still would like to see this fight, but dont have much hope of it happening
Gary Eyer vs Jeremy McLaurin – might be too soon for such a meeting, but I love the fight.
Brad Patraw vs Ismail Muwendo – weights are slightly different and this may also be too soon, but I love this fight.
Jeremy McLaurin vs Ismail Muwendo – same as above