November 20, The Golden Age, Press Release

 

Truax-Daniels IBA Title Fight Headlines November 20!

 

For Immediate Release

 

calebtruax_newlrgSt. Paul, MN – Unbeaten Super Middleweight “Golden” Caleb Truax will vie for his first title Friday November 20 against former world champion Carl Daniels in the main event of Seconds Out Promotions’ “The Golden Era” live from the St. Paul Armory.

 

Truax, 13-0 (9 KO’s), has been impressive thus far during his young career. The Osseo, MN native stopped five of his last six opponents, including an impressive TKO over veteran Patrick Perez in July.

 

Daniels, of St. Louis, MO, is a former WBA Junior Middleweight champion and fought the likes of Bernard Hopkins, Julio Cesar Green, Julio Cesar, Laurent Boudouani and Chad Dawson. The 69 fight veteran is Truax’ most experienced foe to date.

 

The Truax-Daniels matchup is scheduled for ten rounds, with the winner claiming the IBA Americas Super Middleweight championship.

 

In the co-featured bout of the evening, hard hitting Welterweight Muhammad “African Assassin” Kayongo of St. Paul returns following a one year absence to challenge James Todd of the United Kingdom. Kayongo, 14-2 (10 KO’s) and Todd, 2-1-1 (1 KO) are scheduled to do battle over 10 rounds for the IBA Intercontinental Welterweight title.

 

Kayongo-Todd is expected to be far more competitive than it looks on paper, as the latter was an elite amateur, former member of the Calzaghe Training Camp and now part of the illustrious Talon Boxing Camp in Big Bear, CA.

 

Former amateur star Michael Faulk of St. Paul takes on Ryan Soft, 1-0-1 (1 KO), of North Dakota in a four round Junior Middleweight bout. Faulk, 1-0 (1 KO), was rated the #2 amateur in the nation by USA Boxing.

 

Middleweights Charles Meier, 3-1 (2 KO’s), and Josh Rodriguez, 4-10 (3 KO’s) will meet over four rounds. Marvin Rodriguez, 2-2 (1 KO), challenges Silas Ortey, 4-7 (3 KO’s), also in a four round Middleweight affair.

 

Super Bantamweights Felix Martinez of Bloomington, MN squares off against Ugandan Phillip Adyaka in a four rounder. Martinez and Adyaka are both looking for their first professional victory.

 

Mixed martial artist Derek Abrams meets Caleb Wolf over three 5 minute rounds in the Featherweight (145 lb) division and Welterweight Jedidiah Jones makes his debut against an opponent TBA, also in a three rounder.

 

Lightweight prospect Jeremy McLaurin, 5-0 (4 KO’s), and local favorite Jon “The Iron Man” Schmidt, 9-1 (6 KO’s) are slated to appear in separate bouts.

 

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $55 for VIP. General admission for children under 13 is $5. Tickets to “The Golden Era” are available by calling 612-807-5547. Doors to open at 7 and the first bell is slated for 8 pm.

 

The St. Paul Armory is located at 600 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101

When retired professional boxer Tony Grygelko found himself unable to stay out of the gym, he realized that his passion for boxing was undeniable. At age 29, Grygelko formed Seconds Out Promotions. By utilizing the vast boxing knowledge of world-class trainer Ron Lyke, Grygelko and Seconds Out quickly became a hit.

Through determination, integrity and hard work, Seconds Out strives to become a top promotional firm by giving young fighters the ability to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience, along with offering fans the highest quality of entertainment. Seconds Out is committed to recruitment and development of the best and brightest young fighters to help achieve our mission.

Seconds Out Promotions’ current stable of pugilists includes undefeated prospects “Golden” Caleb Truax, Marcus Oliveria, Michael Faulk, Ismail Muwendo, Jeremy McLaurin, dynamite fisted Heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell, Willshaun Boxley, Charles Meier, Jon “The Ironman” Schmidt, and Mohammed Kayongo.

 

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What’s next? How about Dave Peterson vs Corey Rodriguez Sept 12

Roger Huerta and Corey Rodriguez, courtesy SnapLocally.com

Roger Huerta and Corey Rodriguez, courtesy SnapLocally.com

 

3850795885_8bdec4a8fcThe next professional boxing event in Minnesota will be September 12 in Rochester. This will showcase the return to the ring for a few popular Minnesota fighters.Raphael Bulter (34,8), will be back in action for the first time since his loss to Malik  Scott (31,0) last December. Scott Ball (9,6), will be seeing his first professional fight since November of 2007. Although Ball did have a lively exhibition against Tyler Hultin (1,0) this past June at Bridge Battle II. Corey Rodriguez (4,0) has not fought a professional boxing bout since May of 2008 due to some personal issues.

 

“I retired last year because I did not have the focus or time for boxing. For the last 9 months I have been in a custody battle over my Daughter and non-biological Son. I have struggled in a biased and broken court system. As of lately I have been making progress in the proceedings. I will continue to work for “what is right” for my children, and in the meantime I continue to train. When these court proceedings are over, I will have exhausted every penny to my name, including every bit of energy in my body. However, I am optimistic and look forward to the overall decision and plan to move forward in life without the obstacles of “the delirious significant other.” (from our interview with Corey this past April)

 

Rodriguez will be boxing in what I think will be the fight of the night. He will be taking on the slick Dave Peterson (10,0). Recently Rodriguez was able to train with MMA star Roger Huerta (pictured with Corey above).  I have been lucky enough to see Dave Peterson fight a couple times in recent months. Most recently in an exhibition with Jorey Olson, and prior to that, against the always tough and game fighter, Josh Rodriguez. He was the better man on both occasions. While Peterson has 6 more fights and wins than Corey Rodriguez, neither has tasted defeat, that will change September 12.

Fight line up for February 13

MinnesotaBoxing.com caught up with some of the boxers on this card. Check out what they had to say here.

 

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St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Tickets are available at www.epicmpls.com

or by calling 612-807-5547


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8 Rds
…………………………………………Lt Heavyweights
……………….Phil “The Drill” Williams (9-1) -VS- Isaiah Henderson (11-10)

……………………………………………….6 Rds
……………………………………………Heavyweight
……………………………Joey Abell (21-4)
-VS- Marcus Rhode (43-36)

……………………………………………...6 Rds
………………………………………..Super Middleweight
………………..“Golden” Caleb Truax (10-0) -VS- Josh Rodriguez(4-6)…………

……………………………………………….MMA
……………………………………………….3 Rds
………………………………………………155 lbs
…………………………Carey Vanier (14-3) -VS- Derek Abram(9-9)..

……………………………………………….MMA
……………………………………………….3 Rds
………………………………………………155 lbs
……………………Marcus LeVessuer (10-3) -VS-John Marriott (6-1). ….

………………………………………………6 Rds
………………………………………..Super Middleweight
……………………………Jon Schmidt (7-1) -VS-William Deets (2-8)

………………………………………………4 Rds
……………………………………….Super Bantamweight
………………………..Wilshaun Boxley (4-0) -VS- Felix Martinez (0-1)..

………………………………………………4 Rds
………………………………………….Featherweight
……………………….Jeremy McLaurin(2-0) -VS- Sook Siyajuck(1-2-1)……………….

……………………………………………….4 Rds
………………………………………….Middleweight
…………………………….Charles Meir(0-1) -VS- Fred Thomas (0-7)……………….

card subject to change

“Fire and Ice”, was pretty nice

Going to this show was a homecoming of sorts. About 35 years ago I was almost born during a wrestling match between the Crusher and Nick Bockwinkel at the St. Paul Armory. My mother was going into labor, but dad had to see the end of the match. Fortunately for me, they made it to the hospital in time, and I had a normal entry into the world.

 

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Courtesy 13 Twentythree Photography, all rights reserved

 

 

Joey Abell looked to be in the shape of his career. He was lean, with washboard abs. Imagine that, a heavy in tremendous shape. He made quick work of Derek Amos. It kind of looked like Amos had lost the fight before it had started. Listening to the people around me, and considering my own experience, I don’t know that I have witnessed such heavy jabs, yes jabs. Now I will be the first to admit, I have not seen a lot of Joey’s fights, but if he would attack other foes the way he went after Derek Amos, I don’t know who could even put up a competitive show against him in Minnesota.

 

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Courtesy 13 Twentythree Photography, all rights reserved

 

I would say Jon Schmidt vs Josh Rodriguez was the fight of the night. Jon showed great heart and drive in coming back from a knockdown to claim victory. I do, however, have to question how one judge could have Schmidt winning by two points after having been put to the canvas. My scorecard had it a draw at best. But I take nothing away from Schmidt.

 

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Courtesy 13 Twentythree Photography, all rights reserved

 

 

I was pleasantly surprised to see Willshaun Boxley in the ring in an exhibition.

 

All in all, I enjoyed this Seconds Out Promotions show. I think the matchmaking in the MMA fights could have been a little better, but what do I know.

 

Todd

 

“Idiot, I think that little story explains a lot. But it was the St. Paul Civic Center where your life almost began. I would like to also point out, that if the Schmidt fight would have gone another round or two Jon would have won an easy decision or taken that guy out.” Bear

 

Boxing

Charles Meir (L) vs Marvin Rodriguez (W)

Jeremy McLaurin (W)vs Josh Jungjohann (L)

Jon Schmidt (W) vs Josh Rodriguez (L)

Joey Abell (W) vs Derek Amos (L)

MMA

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Courtesy 13 Twentythree photography, all rights reserved

Carey Vanier (W)vs Sam Keigley (L)

Marcus LeVesseur (W) vs RT Hicks (L)