Duluth didn’t let a little snow storm ruin the fun. The Garden was again packed with enthusiastic fight fans and they were not disappointed. Due to circumstance to be explained at a later date, the show was a public workout with the fans deciding the winner of each bout. Duluth fans deserve a big pat on the back for the sportsmanship they showed. My scoring lined up with theirs on virtually every bout. Brunette’s Gym left with two crowd supported wins over Horton’s gym fighters. While on the subject of Brunette’s Gym, we should mention that both they and the Golden Lakes Brainerd club braved very bad weather to make it to this event. I think I can speak for Duluth in thanking them for making the trip.
Along with one of the best amateur shows I have ever witnessed, we were treated to the announcement that Zach “Jungleboy” Walters would be returning to the ring in Duluth on April 18. Cant wait to see the MAN back in the ring.
Below is a run down of the crowds picks for winners. All is unofficial as this event was a public workout. Crowd fav is in bold.
Evan Wrazidlo vs Cole Hatcher (Golden Lakes Brainerd)
Max Fadeyev vs Jeff Porter (Golden Lakes Brainerd)
Zach Overfors vs Riley Rinas
Matt Mchgregor vs Zach Carey
Mark Pogerlskin vs Brad Heroff (Brunette’s Gym)
Cole Wrazidlo vs Dawson Wrazidlo - The battle of the bros did not disappoint.
Winston Anderson vs Trever Marman
Mike Monchamp vs Jay Lee (Brunette’s Gym)
Jorey Olson vs Al Sands – Chuck Horton proclaimed this to be the best heavyweight amateur fight he has ever witnessed. I can see how that would be the case, it was the best one I have seen. Both of these teammates went after each other from start to finish. The big shots just kept coming, when the bell rang there was heavy hitting until the bell sounded again. What a fight!
Our hats off to Grandmas, the competitors, coaches, and Horton’s Gyms for yet another great show.