BONSANTE DQ’D IN RETIREMENT BOUT VERSUS CAMPAS

Shakopee’s Anthony “The Bullet” Bonsante (34-13-3, 18 KO’s) was disqualified moments ago in Butte, Montana for body slamming Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas (106-17-3, 81 KO’s) to the canvas and rendering him unfit to continue. The fight was one that both fighters vowed would be there last. After a heated exchange in round 6, Campas ended up draped over Bonsante’s shoulder. Bonsante lifted Campas up with his shoulders and dropped him to the canvas. The Mexican born warrior then rolled around in pain, holding his left foot for some time and the bout was called off. The official explanation given by the ring announcer was that Bonsante was DQ’d for causing an injury to his opponent using an illegal action.
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BRANT SCORES HIGHLIGHT REEL KO VICTORY ON SHOWTIME

Rob Brant lands a hard right hand to the jaw of Decarlo Perez. Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Showtime

Rob Brant lands a hard right hand to the jaw of Decarlo Perez. Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Showtime

Robert “Bravo” Brant (19-0, 11 KO’s) scored a crushing knockout win over Decarlo Perez (15-4-1, 5 KO’s) last night in Showtime’s televised main event in Tucson, Arizona.
Brant got off to a great start, winning the first two rounds with sharp boxing. Brant then landed a hard right to the head that dropped Perez for the first time in the third round. Then came the end in round 4. Brant through a left jab followed by a devastating right to the head that sent Perez flopping into the ropes and out on the canvas where the fight was waived off at  :38 of the fourth round. The spectacular knockout has boxing fans and media buzzing around the Nation.

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RESULTS FROM THE GRAND CASINO, HINCKLEY

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Antonio Johnson (12-1-1, 6 KO’s) of Saint Paul won the vacant Minnesota State Jr. Middleweight title last night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN with an 8 round majority decision win over Mohammed Kayongo (18-5-1, 13 KO’s) of Minneapolis .
Many of the early rounds were close as Johnson looked to counter with quick shots out of a tight and coiled defense. Kayongo on the other hand pressured forward with punches while switching back and forth from southpaw to orthodox. The fight also had a lot of awkward moments as the fighters tangled and tripped to the canvas many times.
Kayongo scored the first big round of the fight in the fourth round. “The African Assassin” landed some nice punches  and a quick right hook past the midway point of the round to Johnson’s head shook “The Saint Paul Kid” a bit. Kayongo went back to his corner smiling at Johnson.
The big round for Kayongo sparked an offensive surge for Johnson in the next round however. Johnson became more aggressive and let his punches go as soon as the round began. Johnson was getting his punches off first with speedy aggression while avoiding Kayongo’s blows. This time Johnson smiled at Kayongo as the fifth round ended.
Down the stretch, Johnson went back to counter punching and elusiveness to score points and pull ahead on the cards while Kayongo started looking to land a big knockout punch. It wouldn’t come however for neither fighter and the fight went to the scorecards. Scores read 78-74, 78-74 and 76-76.

In the co-featured bout, Duluth’s Andy “Kaos” Kolle (27-5) was upset by Missouri’s Colby Courter (8-8) losing an 8 round decision. The southpaw Kolle was forced to fight most of the 8 rounds without his left hand after hurting it early. He also damaged his right hand as well in the bout with both fists hugely swollen afterwards. Courter came to fight and pressured Kolle with swarming punches, especially once he realized Kolle could not fire back the left.

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“KAOS” RETURNS TO HINCKLEY TONIGHT

Duluth’s Andy “Kaos” Kolle returns to action tonight as he faces “kill or be killed” brawler Colby

Andy Kolle, right, and Colby Courter face off last night in Hinckley, MN.

Courter of Missouri. This will be the 6th time Kolle will have fought in the Grand Casino ballroom, the first coming in 2009 when he defeated Anthony Bonsante for the state middleweight title with his signature straight left out of a southpaw stance.

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NATE RUBIN, WINSTON ANDERSON PLAN TO STEAL THE SHOW TONIGHT

Tonight’s main event title fight between Antonio Johnson and Mohammed Kayongo at the Grand

Winson Anderson, left, and Nate Rubin, right, face off at last night’s weigh-in.

Casino, Hinckley has the state buzzing. Add to that the other marquee names in action and you have a fun show. But the undercard match up between Duluth’s Winston Anderson and Thief River Fall’s Nate Rubin has the potential to be a fight of the night and that’s what both fighters say they are ready to produce.

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BRANT, PEREZ MAKE WEIGHT IN ARIZONA

Robert Brant 159  vs. Decarlo Perez 159 lbs.
Main Event 10 Rounds — WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship
TV: Showtime, 9:45pm central

WEIGHTS FROM THE GRAND CASINO, HINCKLEY, MN

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Antonio Johnson, left, and Mohammed Kayongo face off after hitting 154 pounds on the dot. The two fight for the vacant 154 pound MN state title tomorrow night in Hinckley, MN.

Antonio Johnson 154 (reach 69″) vs. Mohammed Kayongo 154 (reach 71″)
Andy Kolle 167 (reach 74″) vs. Colby Courter 165 (reach 67)
Al Sands 198 (81″) vs. Gary Taposoa 192.5 (70.5)
Aaron Green 263 (77.5″) vs. Damon Reed 203 (69″)
Winston Anderson 135.5 (71″) vs. Nate Rubin 134.5 (63.5″)
Ryan Watson 197 (74.5″) vs. Matt Foster 197.5 (72.5″)
Van Goodman 306 (77″) vs. Travis Fulton 244 (74.5″)
George Carter Jr. 166 (71.5″) vs. Jeramie Parks 167 (74″)
Venue: Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN

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BRANT UP NEXT, WEIGH’S IN TONIGHT FOR SHOWTIME

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Undefeated Robert “Bravo” Brant (18-0, 11 KO’s) is ready to continue the exceptional recent 12507491_10153738669080923_2660095030521824900_nshowings Minnesota boxers have produced on National TV, with the most recent being Jamal James getting his hand raised last Tuesday on Fox Sports 1. Brant will box New Jersey’s Decarlo Perez at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona with the vacant WBA-NABA middleweight title up for grabs this Friday night. Brant recently jumped to number 14 in the WBA’s World ratings were he joins Osseo’s Caleb Truax (rated #7). The Brant-Perez bout will be the featured attraction on Showtime boxing.
The Showtime telecast begins at 9:35pm locally and I would guess Brants fight will begin around 10:45 pm.

“Perez is a prospect checker”  Brant told Minnesotaboxing.com earlier this month. “He beat a 23-0 guy in his last fight and he’s beaten some very good fighters. He throws all the right punches and has good timing. I believe I am a little more athletic and that is definitely something I will put to use in my game plan. I think it’s going to be a great fight.”

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