KJ Noons is nolonger on the Target Center card.

Update – Tocker Pudwill  to face Matt Vanda on the 18th at the Target Center

 

According to Cory Rapacz of the Midwest Sports Council promotional company, Due to injuries suffered in his fight with James Countryman, Noons will not be on the April 18 card at the Target Center. This news was put out a few days ago and I appologize for just getting it out now.

March 28, 2009, Hinckley Grand Casino, A Night to Remember

All Photos Courtesy of Walters Photography,  >waltersphotography.us   

 

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Photography, all rights reserved

 

Hinckley Grand Casino and the Midwest Sports Council put on an event to remember. Not only were the fans treated to a changing of the guard in the middleweight division, Andy Kolle’s TKO of Anthony Bonsante,  they were witness to Minnesota boxing at its best. A couple future stars shined in Gary Eyer and Cerresso Fort. I live and report out of Duluth Minnesota, so Eyer’s and Kolle’s performances are strongly etched in my brain, but Fort and Joshua Rodriguez probably had the most entertaining fight of the evening. My oh my, how I love Minnesota boxing. Below is my fight by fight report. Winners are in bold.

 

Patrick Cape (KO round 3) over Daniel Schlienz – You could tell from the start that these two fighters were also teammates. Cape came in on one days notice because Tyler Gould could not make it out of Fargo ND due to flooding. Cape was the aggressor for most of this bout. Cape seemed to be able to land his overhand right at will, bloodying Daniels nose in the first round. The second round was pretty much the same, but Shlienz seemed to come alive towards the end. By the third round, the one day’s notice seemed to be showing on Cape until he landed a huge right hook that ended the fight.

 

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Photo courtesy of Walters Photography, all rights reserved

 

Photo Courtesy of Walters Photography, all rights reserved

Photo Courtesy of Walters Photography, all rights reserved

Gary Eyer (TKO round 1) over Scott Robinson – Scott started this fight the aggressor, feeling Gary out with his jab. Then Gary began his snapping hooks to Scott’s body. Robinson hit the canvas but showed tremendous courage in continuing his charge towards Eyer. This courage was met with more body blows sending Scott to the mat again, the fight being called by the ref after. The headline for this bout would be ” Gary to the body”.

 

Cerresso Fort (TKO round 4) over Joshua Rodriguez – Fort entered the ring to his very own rap tune. This fight was high action and courage from start to finish. Fort seemed to be landing heavy shots and monster combinations at will.  He was always a hair quicker to the punch. The speed in which Fort threw his combos was truly impressive.  I cannot say enough about  the toughness Rodriguez displayed in continuing to bring the fight back at Cerresso.  However, Joshua could not get his punches off fast enough. Rodriguez was knocked to the ropes in the 4th round by a lightning fast flurry of punches from Fort. Usually when I see punches in bunches like Fort was throwing I don’t see the power that Cerresso was able to sustain with those quick combos. Mercifully the ref stopped the fight when Joshua got to his feet.  For those that are lovers of the jab, this was not the fight for you. For those who love non stop action, much joy was had.

 

Brad Patraw (UD 60-54, 59-55, 59-55) over Antwan Robertson – While Antwan seemed to be the slicker boxer, this fight was all Patraw. To start the fight, Antwan seemed content to test his defense and quickness, unfortunately for him, he continued that approach for pretty much the whole fight. Brad was slinging shots at Antwan from opening bell through fights end. I’m sorry I don’t have more to write about this fight, but it was pretty much Patraw chasing Robertson around the ring, landing punches on occasion.

 

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Photo Courtesy Walters Photography, all rights reserved

 

Andy Kolle (TKO round 3) over Anthony Bonsante – This is what boxing is all about. Fans were chanting, “Kolle, Kolle” and heard “Bullet, Bullet” in response. The crowd was electric and you could feel all of the emotion and anticipation in the air. Andy “Kaos” Kolle fans were happy to see “Pimp” James bringing out Kaos for this event. The fans were vocal for each fighter’s presentation. Round 1 started out with the usual feeling out process. Kolle was using his jab to keep Bonsante at distance. The Bullet seemed a little tentative until the end of the round when he threw some meaningful punches. I had round 1 as Kolle’s. Round 2 started with Bonsante throwing serious power at every portion of Kolle, body shots, hooks, straight rights, many of which landed. As the round progressed Kolle was able to keep Bonsante at bay using his jab and straight left. Kolle also landed a couple big hooks to the Bullet’s head. This was a close round.  I could see it being scored for either fighter, but I had it going to Kolle. Round 3 started again with Tony on the attack. Bonsante landed a big 1-2-3 combo, all with big power. This barrage of power shots had Kaos retreating. When Kolle was able to gain control of the action he landed a big left to Tony’s head, but the Bullet waved his hand calling Andy to continue the pressure, that’s just what Kaos did. A monster straight left hit Bonsante on the button, sending him to the canvas. The bullet popped up at the count of 8 but told the ref two times that he was not ready to continue. The fight was stopped after Tony showed no interest in taking more shots from Kolle. In a show of tremendous class, Bonsante took the microphone after the fight to congratulate Andy Kolle on becoming the new Minnesota middleweight champion. He also stated that if he had to lose the fight and belt, Kolle was the man he would want it to be against. Andy Kolle was also very gracious and classy in his comments after the fight. Andy stated that he would like to begin fighting at 154 lbs, saying getting to 160 lbs was no longer a challenge to him.

 

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Photo Coutesy of Walters Photography, all rights reserved

 

Photo Courtesy of Walters Photography, all rights reserved

Photo Courtesy of Walters Photography, all rights reserved

 

The biggest winners of the night were the fans. What a show. Team Horton came away 2 for 2, as did Rice Street Gym. Enough cannot be said of how good this event was for boxing in this state.  Although attendence numbers varied, I can tell you, I have not seen that many fight fans at a boxing event in Hinckley before last night. It was great to see all of the professional boxers in attendance:  Zach Walters, Phil Williams, Jason and Allen Litzua, Caleb Truax, Willshaun Boxley, RJ Lasse, to just name a few. Seconds Out Promotions was there in support of this event as well. Our hats go off to all the fighters along with Hinckley Grand Casino and the Midwest Sports Council for giving us this show.

 

Todd

Andy “Kaos” Kolle is the new MN Middleweight Champion

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I will have a full report of the fight card Sunday. Hickley Grand Casino and the Midwest Sports Council put on a fantastic show. This was great for Minnesota boxing. Team Horton went 2 for 2 with Both Gary Eyer and Andy Kolle winning impressively. Below are the results with the winner in bold. Again, there will be a detailed report on Sunday.

 

Andy Kollevs Anthony Bonsante

Brad Patraw vs Antwan Robertson

Cerresso Fort vs Joshua Rodriguez

Gary Eyer vs Scott Robinson

Patrick Cape vs Daniel Schlienz

March 28, Hinckley Grand Casino

I would like to apologize for not having more up this week. Dean Miller, my wife’s brother, a wonderful man with a heart of gold, had his physical heart go out on him at the far too young age of 46. Please keep our family in your prayers. 

 

Below are some of the articles and pieces we had done prior, about this weekends event.

 

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First, MinnesotaBoxing.com has a nice peice on Andy Kolle today. You can read it here.

 

“This is a fight I have wanted for a long time. I will be able to test myself against Minnesota’s best.”Andy Kolle

 

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Tickets are available, You can get your tickets here

 

We will be updating this page with everything Andy “Kaos” Kolle and Anthony “The Bullet” Bonsante. Stay tuned…

 

1-29-09 Andy Kolle

 

3-10-09 Andy Kolle Part 1

 

3-15-09 Anthony Bonsante

 

3-21-09 Andy Kolle Part 2

 

“I said to myself, I will work hard and get better. I will whip your ass.” Andy Kolle

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“This will be my last year. I have other goals and aspirations, such as school board and eventually politics.”Anthony Bonsante

 

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Zach Walters …… “Kolle is the best middleweight in Minnesota and deserves it. He works hard and is not afraid to mix it up with anybody. His future in boxing will be what ever he wants it to be. He’s got talent and he never stops learning which are good characteristics for making it big with the sport.”

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Courtesy Walters Photography, all rights reserved

 

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3-22-09 Gary Eyer

3-17-09 Scott Robinson

 

Tickets are available, You can get your tickets here

 

Anthony “The Bullet” Bonsante vs. Andy “Kaos” Kolle – 10 Rounds – 160 lbs /3-10-09 Andy Kolle Part 1

 

“Lil Superman” Antwan Robertson vs. “Bad” Brad Patraw – 6 Rounds – 120 lbs

 

Ceresso Fort vs. Joshua Rodriguez – 6 Rounds – 160 lbs

 

Gary Eyer vs. Scott Robinson – 5 Rounds – 140 lbs (contracted at 139)

 

Tyler Gould vs. Danny Schleinz – 4 Rounds – 147 lbs

 

Kasey Kluge vs. Branden Skinner – 4 Rounds – 127 lbs

 

Fight card is subject to change.

 

Todd

Zach Walters on Andy Kolle vs Anthony Bonsante

I got the chance to ask Minnesota’s best light heavyweight what his thoughts were on the big Andy Kolle / Anthony Bonsante fight this Saturday at Hinckley Grand Casino. Zach Walters was more than happy to give a comment on his stablemate.

 

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Zach….”I have seen Andy prepare for fights during his entire career. I have got to say, he looks sharp as ever. This weekend should be a walk in the park compared to how hard he has been training. I don’t see this fight going the full distance, but if it does, Tony will be sorry it did.”

 

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Courtesy Walters Photography, all rights reserved

 

 

You can get your tickets here

Chuck Horton Responds

“But there Coach Chuck Horton is also a big reason that I want this fight. He’s not a bad trainer, don’t get me wrong. But I am going to fight this fight and prove that Bill Kahn is the best trainer in Minnesota, If not the country. He’s been around since god was a boy, he knows his stuff. Bill has forgotten a lot more then Chuck will ever remember. After I am done beating the hell out of Kolle, I will tell that to Horton. There is no love lost between me and Chuck. But I am going to go in there and me and Kolle are going to beat the hell out of each other. If they want my secrets, well here’s my secret, I am coming after you.” Anthony Bonsante, From MinnesotaBoxing.com

 

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I read MinnesotaBoxing.com’s interview with Anthony Bonsante today. Its a great interview with the Bullet. But after reading, I could not resist the urge to check in with Chuck Horton and get a response from him on Bonsante’s comments. Below is Chuck’s response.

 

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Courtesy Walters Photography, all rights reserved

 

Chuck…. “I don’t really have a comment. I respect Bonsante, and Agree that Bill Kahn is one of the best trainers in the country.  I respect Bill kahn.”

 

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“Leave Bear alone at the controls for a minute, and he’s looking to cause trouble.”  Todd

Jorey Olson is a Pro

I missed a major portion to my Grandma’s round up. Chuck Horton announced last Thursday that Jorey Olson’s next fight will be as a professional boxer. Team Horton now has a cruiserweight. The last time we saw Jorey, he was a part of “The Fight”. Jorey and Al Sands went at it for what we thought was the right to fight for heavyweight and super heavyweight in amateur competition. Turns out, it was Jorey’s last stand in the ams. MNboxingleague.com wants to wish Jorey Olson the best in his new endeavor.

 

Todd

Seconds Out Promotions Press Release, April 4 Epic Night Club

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Fight Club Meets The Night Club

Minneapolis, March 22st- The line-up for “Fight Club Meets The Night Club” was released today. This premier professional boxing event will include 4 major players of the Midwest boxing scene. ThisApril 4th event will feature Willshaun Boxley (5-0), Joey Abell (22-4), Raphael Butler (38-8), Jon Shmidt (7-1). The undercard of this event will include 4 round bout with Dave Peterson (9-0), Charles Meir (0-1), Harley Kilfian (7-2), Marty Lindquist (13-7) and an exciting female boxing match between stand out prospect Mellissa St Vil (0-0-1) and Katy Kilefelter (2-0), a 2006 National Boxing Champion. This marks the second “Fight Club Meets The Night Club” event at Epic Night Club, which continues to brand itself as the marquee event center in Minneapolis.

 

from soboxing.com