Update: I just spoke with John Hoffman and David Laque will be Derek Winston’s new opponent Friday.
Archambault most recently shocked me as well as most of the boxing community with his surprising victory over Ronnie Peterson. While there has been some discussion as to whether or not Archambault did win, the record books give him the W. We will have more on that later today or tomorrow. Either way it should be a fun fight between Derek Winston and Tomi Archambault. Those who saw Winston at the Myth this past August have been anxious to see his pro debut. In many boxing circles Winston is considered a very real addition to the lower weight classes in Minnesota. As for Archambault, from the only fight I have seen of his, he looks to be a real live body to debut against. Barring the two Knockdowns against Peterson, he was in control of that fight. He was the aggressor and the judges must have liked how he was making the action. As for Winston, the same could be said of his exhibition with his cousin Antwan Robertson. Two aggressive fighters usually make for entertaining fights. I think that’s what Minnesota fight fans will be treated to when these two meet in the ring October 23 at Shooting Star Casino.
Update: This fight is listed on Boxrec.com but after an update in our comments I talked with John Hoffman and the hope is that the fight is on, but not certain. As is always the case, fight cards are subject to change.