Quick hits.. Caleb Truax, Andy Kolle, Jason Litzua….

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.

August 16 at Hinckley Grand Casino coming together.

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.

Quick Hits…. Two more weekends of Pro boxing action…

This Friday in Duluth, Zach Walters and Jungle Boy Boxing bring you a pro am card featuring a lot of amateur action and two pro fights… The Pro fights,  Gary Eyer (9,2,1) vs David Laque (2,11,1) and Harley Kilfian (9,12) vs John Moxey (1,1). Grandmas Sports Garden, Duluth, MN

 

Saturday February 9 brings boxing back the the Crown Plaza in Saint Paul… Card as it stands on boxrec. Phil “The Drill” Williams (11,5,1) vs Shujaa El Amin (12,3) should be a fun one… 10 of The Drill’s victories have come by brutal KO…. Also one to watch is Vicente Alfaro (5,3) vs “Bad” Brad Patraw (9,4) for the MN super bantam title….. More to come.

 

Saturday February 9 in Fargo ND bring Tyler “The Hitman” Hultin in the main event… His fights are always exciting and usual steal the show…. Aaron “Gorilla” Green will be featured as well. Green is now (9,0) with 7 of those victories coming by KO… Also fighting are Rondale Hubbert, Dustin Mason, along with some new faces…. More to come.

 

SEG and Fight Area 51 Present “Pound4Pound2″ January 5

Here is the bout list for January 5th’s event. More details as they come, this is the most recent list, boxrec has yet to be updated to reflect these changes. While this card may lack in star power it wont lack in action or rounds… Look for more details as well as interviews with some of the combatants as the fights approach..

Tyler Hultin (3,1,1) vs Stephen Watt (1,0) 154lbs 5 rounds…. This should be a good one. Hultin is coming off of his first defeat. As usual, he was in the fight of the night but on the losing end of the decision. The loss could be a blessing in disguise as the size difference was huge in his last fight. Watt’s only fight was a first round stoppage of Silas Ortley. Hultin too has fought Ortley winning by way of UD… Look for fireworks and another good chance of fight of the night in this one.

Jonathon Perez (4,0) vs Brian Jones (0,4) weight? 4 rounds….Perez is a skilled fighter and can bring some excitement, and three of Jones losses have come by stoppage, this one has KO of the night written all over it.

Brad Heroff (1,0) vs Zach Wolff (0,2) weight? 4 rounds…. Heroff won his first fight by wide UD, Wolff’s two losses  were to Patraw and Jake Backus. This is another fight that could be interesting, I think we may see some high action here..

Brad Patraw (9,4) vs Robert DaLuz (13,43) weight? rounds?…. Patraw is coming off victory and injury. Bad Brad showed toughness as he won his last fight while finishing things off with a broken hand. Last we saw DaLuz he was stopped by Sharp Shooter Muwendo in the 4th. Records aside, this could steal the show…

Robert Brant (4,0) vs Romon Barber (3,2) weight? 6 rounds…. Brant is really good…lol, last we saw Barber was when he faced Corey Rodriguez losing by way of UD. In his last fight he won a split decision against a (2,0) fighter… The problem here is, Brant is really good… three of his four wins have come by stoppage, two of those in the first round.

Jamal James (8,0) vs Patrick Boozer (5,1) 147lbs 6 rounds…. James is coming off the biggest win of his young career. We don’t know much on Boozer, but he is coming off his first loss in his first step up in competition, losing by way of UD in a 6 rounder. I’d expect Boozer to bring all he has to get back to his winning ways. Jamal James is one of the states best at welter and I think this could be a fun one.

Ismail Muwendo (11,0) vs TBD…. Muwendo has one punch knock out power, and lets face it, thats always fun…

Notes from around the region’s pro boxing scene…

Dustin "Bull Dog" Mason, photo courtesy Ben Smolnikar

Dustin “Bull Dog” Mason’s broken right hand puts a pretty big damper on a couple upcoming cards. He was set to fight Brad Patraw (7,4) June 16 and depending on how that fight went would have been making a pretty big step up in competition and fighting in the co main July 21. Team Bull Dog is sick about his injury and is thankful to RDS, Brad Patraw, and T-Rex Promotions for the opportunities they had set for him and wants his fans to know he will get the right procedures done and come back stronger than ever and ready for even bigger fights….

MinnesotaBoxing.com is reporting that Jason Litzau (28,3) is in New Jersey preparing for his return to action at the Hyatt in Minneapolis MN June 16 (RDS Promotions). Litzau is set to fight Leon Bobo in the main event….

Word is both Cerresso Fort and Dave Peterson are training harder than ever for their showdown June 23 (Draw Events, Jungle Boy Boxing). Worries about Fort making weight are fading as he is looking leaner than ever….. There is still no opponent named for Al Sands….

T-Rex Promotions plan to start announcing fights next week for their July 21 show at Wessman Arena. RJ “T-Rex” Laase (8,1) and team plan on taking their biggest step-up to date in the main event. Tyler Hultin, Winston Anderson, and Joe Lorenzi have all verbally committed to this card. Should be another full house for great fights….

Quick look at June’s Pro Boxing dates…

Here is the June 16 card as it stands today. Boxrec.com Hyatt, Minneapolis MN.

Promoter RDS

Jason Litzau (28,3) vs TBA 8 rounds

Brad Patraw (7,4) vs Dustin Mason (3,0) 6 rounds

Aaron Green (5,0) vs TJ Gibson (1,2) 6 rounds

Don Tierney (4,4) vs Bobby Butters (1,1) 5 rounds

Rob Brant (debut) vs Cheyenne Ziegler (3,7) 4 rounds

Silas Ortley (4,13) vs Stephen Watt (Debut) 4 rounds

Aaron Green land huge right (Green fights June 16) photo Courtesy, Jesse Kelley, MinnesotaBoxing.com

Really looking forward to seeing Jason Litzau back in action in MN. Patraw vs Mason has been brewing ever since Mason turned pro, should be fireworks. Green vs Gibson may be Green’s stiffest challenge yet (Gibson KOed Al Sands last fall). Everyone is excited to see what amateur standout Rob Brant will do as a pro…..

 

Here is the June 23 card as it stands today. Boxrec.com June 23, Black Bear Casino, Carlton, MN.

Jungle Boy and Draw Events

Al Sands (3,1) vs TBA ? rounds

Cerresso Fort (12,0,1) vs Dave Peterson (13,0) ? rounds

Michael Faulk (2,1) vs Richard Hargraves (2,0,1) ? rounds

Davalance Depoe (Debut) vs John Kingbird (Debut) ? rounds

Jerome LeBarge (Debut) vs Matthew Karaja (Debut) ? rounds

Fort vs Peterson could be interesting, new weight for Fort and Peterson has only one fight since 2009. Sands will look to continue to rebuild from his stunning loss to Gibson last fall, his handlers got him a quick win and it will be interesting to see what they feel he is ready for. Faulk has been in training camps with some of the best, love to see what he has. The rest of the card is unknowns. Tried all the normal fight information sites but nothing, have to go and find out…..

 

June 16 is the new date for RDS’s Pro Boxing at the Hyatt in Minneapolis MN

With May 12 only a few weeks out, problems came up with several of the scheduled fights including the main event. Instead of canceling, RDS has chosen to move the date to June 16 and the Event will still be held at the Hyatt in Minneapolis MN. The plan is to keep the same general line-up but add a new main event. Look to still see the Debut of Robert Brant, Brad Patraw vs Dustin Mason, Aaron Green and more. We will keep you posted as more information comes out about June 16th’s fights.

 

Dustin “Bull Dog” Mason (3,0) getting ready for his biggest test yet…..

Mason (3,0) is stepping up the competition and going down the weight ladder. This will be Mason’s first fight under 130 in the pros and he is facing a guy with 11 pro fights in “Bad” Brad Patraw (7,4). Dustin Mason traveled to fargo on Friday to get work with Coach Hendrickson and RJ “T-Rex” Laase at Red River Golden Gloves gym. Andy Kolle was on hand to help give instruction to Mason as he worked with guys outweighing him by 20 plus pounds. Mason, currently living in Devils Lake ND has to travel for all the sparring he can get before this fight….