RAPHAEL BUTLER VICTORIOUS MOMENTS AGO ON SPIKE TV
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
"The Silenser" Butler moved his mixed martial
arts record to 9-1-1 with a 1st round submission victory
by way of standing guillotine moments ago on the Spike
TV prelim stream at www.spike.com. Butler looked real
sharp with his punches before sinking in the submission.
His opponent Josh Diekmann brought a record to the cage
of 15-5 and was considered to be a pig puncher himself
heading into the fight.
BOXING IN THE NEWS
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Truax, Ismail Muwendo, Phil Williams, Jeremy McLaurin,
and Raphael Butler are all featured in today's news
update. All five Minnesota fighters either have a big
fight lined up or have one in the works. To read about
what these guys have coming up in the near future...
BRANT PREPARING FOR TV BOUTS
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
will be a big month for two well known Minnesota boxers.
It was announced following Robert Brant's win in Hinckley
earlier this month that he will be fighting on CBS
television in his next bout that takes place at the
Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN on April 17th. No opponent
is set just yet. Truax has also signed a televised
bout where he is set to take on a well known opponent
with a big prize up for grabs. Details have not officially
been released yet but could be as soon as today. The
two have officially began training camp and have been
sparring together as pictured above at the Minnesota
Top Team Eagan facility.
CERRESSO FORT BOXING AND FITNESS GRAND OPENING
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
Cerresso Fort Boxing and Fitness will have it's Grand
Opening today from 1pm-4pm. They will have music, food
and some boxing bouts. Spirit Tae Kwon Do students will
also be doing a performance for everyone. Tae Kwon Do
and Boxing bouts will start around 2pm. The new gym
is located at 1440 Arcade Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
RESULTS FROM HINCKLEY, MN
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Brant stopped Ryan Davis in round 1
Rondale Hubbert won an 8 rd UD over Gilbert Venegas
Aaron Green stopped Matt Greer following the end of
Damion Hill won a 6 rd MD over Markus Morris
Trevor Marmon stopped Kurtis Ehrhorn in rd 2
Joe Amouta stopped Thomas Allen in rd 2
DeLorien Caraway stopped Wes Ronchi in rd 1
PHOTO'S AND DETAILS TO COME
FROM HINCKLEY, MN
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Brant 158 vs. Ryan Davis 157
Rondale Hubbert 143.5 vs. Gilbert Venegas 146.5
(Venegas 1.5 over, sides came to an agreement)
Aaron Green 269.5 vs. Matt Greer 229.5
Markus Morris 146.5 vs. Damion Hill 150
(Hill was 3 pounds over, sides came to an agreement)
Trevor Marmon 136.5 vs. Kurtis Ehrhorn 136
Joe Amouta 168 vs. Thomas Allen 164.5
DeLorien Caraway 147 vs. Wes Ronchi 146.5
Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN
CARAWAY FEATURED TOMORROW NIGHT
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Caraway (4-0, 3 KO's) of Minneapolis is back in action
tomorrow night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN as
part of a 7 fight card. Caraway proved to be one of
the hardest working fighters both in and out of the
ring in his rookie year as a professional, sparring
with some of our States best as well as out of State
fighters with a large part of his training camps having
again taken place in Las Vegas and Philadelphia. Caraway
could be on the doorstep of challenging some of the
state's top 140 pounders with a victory.
some decent fighters and tough competitors at 140 and
147 here but I feel I'm the best 140 pounder in Minnesota
thus far, even with only 4 fights." To read the
21 INTERVIEWS MARKUS MORRIS
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
21 KQDS: Duluth's Hope of the Hillside, Markus 'Hooch'
Morris is just a couple days away from his next fight.
Morris will face Damien Hill Friday night at Grand Casino
Last time Morris fought in Hinckley, he beat Nick Compton
by unanimous decision to improve to 61 as a pro.
A win Friday would put him in line for a shot at the Minnesota
But 'Hooch' says he can't focus on the future if he wants
to win Friday.
"You look at the task that's at hand, the task that's
right in front of you," said Morris. "After
that, whatever my coach and my team put in front of me,
I'm accepting it." To watch the video...
BOXING RETURNS IN 2 WEEKS TO HINCKLEY
JANUARY 25, 2015
next pro boxing card is two weeks away (Friday, February
6th) at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Oakdale, MN's
Robert "Bravo" Brant (13-0, 7 Ko's) is back
in the main event as he faces Ryan Davis (24-15-3, 9
KO's) of Illinois. Davis lost a unanimous decision to
Andy Kolle early last year in Hinckley. Brant is currently
in Dallas, Texas wrapping up training camp.
super lightweight title holder Rondale "Give Em
Hell" Hubbert (8-0-1, 5 KO's) takes on spoiler
Gilbert Venegas (12-16-4, 8 KO's) in an 8 round co-featured
bout. Venegas has given locals Mohammed Kayongo and
Corey Rodriguez difficult fights over the last few years
and has proven very durable against prospects around
the Nation. Hubbert continues to take on all comers,
reportedly having agreed to terms to face both Jason
Litzau and Tony Lee recently before the fights fell
apart for reason's out of his control. For full card
USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE
JANUARY 24, 2015
Minnesota, image courtesy of Circle of Discipline
1.25.14 VeShawn Owens lost a close split decision in
the finals last night. The silver medal showing has
put him rated as the number 2 rated fighter in the Nation
in his weight class. Heidi Henrickson also lost a hard
fought decision to fellow USA team member Franchon Crews
to win silver as well. Ryan Watson brings back the bronze
medal to Minnesota.
Minnesota boxers have been competing in Spokane, Washington
at this years USA National Elite Championships tournament.
Saint Louis Park's VeShawn Owens has made it to the
finals and will box for the 152 pound title today. For
more info on who has been in action...
AND STARKS CHICAGO FIGHT RECAP
DECEMBER 13, 2014
Williams lost by 5th round TKO in his cruiserweight
bout versus Jordan Shimmell of Michigan last night in
Chicago. Reports come in that Shimmell swept the five
rounds behind a jab and solid right to start followed
by body shots in the later rounds. Williams switched
from southpaw to orthodox and landed the best shot of
the fight for himself in the fourth despite Shimmell
taking the round. Williams did land a few more hard
shots throughout but Shimmell poured it on in the fifth
and Williams didn't make it out for round six.
Javontae Starks won an 8 round unanimous decision by
scores of 80-72 on all cards. Reports were that Starks
had to work for the victory and found himself in a tough
fight. The fight sounds like it was closer then the
scores show but Starks did box well and earn the hard
For a full recap compilation of the weekends action...
FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
December 11, 2014
Williams 194.5 vs. Jordan Shimmell 195.5
Javontae Starks 149.5 vs. Jonathan Garcia 151
Weights courtesy of Robert Mckenzie at the scales
UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Promotor: Warriors Boxing
FOR MORE PHOTO'S...
Williams left and Starks right - Photo
by Robert Mckenzie
"The Drill" Williams and Javontae Starks,
both of Minneapolis, arrived in Chicago, Illinois yesterday
and are set to weigh in this afternoon for tomorrow
night's fights. Williams faces Jordan Shimmell and Starks
takes on Puerto Rico's Jonathan Garcia.
MinnesotaBoxing.com correspondent Robert Mckenzie will
be at weigh-in's at 4pm this afternoon and at the fights
tomorrow night keeping us up to date. On fight night,
doors open at 5:30 PM and the first fight is at 6:00
PM. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S Racine Avenue
in Chicago. For more information and updates, visit
FACES SHIMMELL THIS FRIDAY IN CHICAGO
December 8, 2014
crushing straight left to the body by Phil "The
Drill" Williams (14-6-1, 13 KO's) in Hinckley last
month put away Gary Tapuosa in the opening round. The
sudden and quick ending came to no fault of Tapuosa
but rather the freakish power Williams has been known
to posses through his amateur and pro career.
And now, less then a month after his latest win, Williams
will face one of the top rated cruiserweights in the
Nation in Jordan Shimmell (17-0, 14 KO's) of Michigan.
The fight is set for December 12 in Chicago, Illinois.
Williams discussed this Friday nights fight with Shimmell
and also talked about wanting a Cruiserweight title
showdown with state champ Al Sands...
CERRESSO FORT BOXING AND FITNESS COMING SOON
December 1, 2014
Cerresso Fort will be opening a new gym on the East
side of Saint Paul in the coming new year. "Sir
Cerresso Fort Boxing and Fitness" will be officially
opening it's doors on February 1st, 2015 and is located
at 1440 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN. Fort recently brought
amateur boxer Gizzy Hobbs to Saint Louis where Hobbs
won the 132 pound "Best in the Midwest" title.
As for Fort, the Saint Paul boxer is coming off of a
second round TKO win over Jeremy Marts in October and
hopes to be back in the ring ring as soon as possible.
Stay tuned for updates on both the new gym and his return