Fan of both James and Orozco and this could be a good one. Jamal James hasn’t fought in over a year and that fight was a UD win over Orozco. Hector has lost lost 6 of his last 8 fights including a loss to Duluth’s RJ Laase (8,1). Don’t let Orozco’s record fool you, he always comes to fight and always has a shot at that W. Looks like Zach Walters (Jungle Boy Boxing / Draw Events) is putting another promotional belt on the line for this fight. They are calling it the state welterweight tittle fight. I understand promoting but they are really making themselves look rather bad by claiming a (5,0) vs (5,11) is for any state title. Their attempt to take a crack at Andy “Kaos” Kolle (25,3) with a promotional belt in his weight class at least has two undefeated fighters (and Kolle is out with broken hand), granted their combined fight total doesn’t equal Kolle’s, but at least some merit can be found. This welterweight title has caused many a laugh in the MN boxing community, not because of those fighting, Orozco and James have a ton of respect but because the promoters are not giving their fans much credit… Other welters in the MN;(15,2) (8,1), (6,1),(13,7), all ready and available to fight. Promotional games are getting old but if tricks have worked for this long why change it up?
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….
Jason Litzau (28-3) vs Leon Bobo (18-9-1) will headline June 16th’s show at the Hyatt in Minneapolis….. This will be Jason’s first home fight in several years….The show looks to be complete and a good one… Green/Gibson, Patraw/Mason also featured.
Cerresso Fort (12,0,1) vs Dave Peterson (13,0) will headline this show to be held at Black Bear Casino. Draw Events and Jungle Boy Boxing’s first stab at promoting pro boxing brings a nice main. The Fort/Peterson fight will be an 8 rounder. They have added rounds to all their fights now and it looks like Al Sands will be stepping up to a 6 rounder but no opponent named yet. I commend Draw Events, for in the end deciding to go with an ABC member commission.
T-Rex Promotions with MNBoxingLeague.com will be putting on another show at Wessman Arena in Superior WI. RJ “T-Rex” Laase will be headlining the card in his stiffest fight to date. Tyler ” Hit Man” Hultin, Dustin “Bull Dog” Mason (Mason has business to take care of June 16 first), and Winston Anderson will all be featured along with several more exciting fights. Andy “Kaos” Kolle will be heavily involved in the business side of this show while his broken left hand is healing….
Here is the June 16 card as it stands today. Boxrec.com Hyatt, Minneapolis MN.
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
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…..