26 year old Robert “Bravo” Brant was recognized as prospect of the year last Friday night at the annual Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame banquet. Brant is undefeated through 21 fights and has picked up 8 wins from 2015-2016. This years inductee’s at the ceremony included Rodney Bobick, Jim Hegerle, Larry LaCoursiere, Fred Lenhart, My Sullivan, George Blair, Leo Ryan, Earl Kaehn and Pat Killen.
Jeremy “Lights Out” McLaurin (11-9-1, 6 KO’s) of Saint Paul, MN and Markus “Hooch” Morris (9-2, 5 KO’s) of Duluth, MN will battle for the vacant 14o pound Minnesota state title on November 12, 2016 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN.
The fight will be one of the featured bouts on a night that also see’s “The American Boy” Jason Litzau headline. Al “The Haitian Temptation” Sands, Delorian “Lord” Caraway, and Nate Rubin fight in separate bouts with more to be announced soon. Former MN state 135 pound champion Tony Lee says he wants a shot at the winner when he returns early next year and former 140 pound MN state champion Rondale Hubbert also wants a crack at getting back the title he vacated once he returns.
Phil Williams (16-8-2, 14 KO’s) lost an eight round unanimous decision to Brian Howard (12-1, 9 KO’s) of Atlanta, Georgia last Saturday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Scores read 79-73, 79-73, 78-74. There was not a lot of exchanges in the fight, with both fighters showing a lot of respect for each others power. Howard won his rounds with a quick and long jab while Williams waited for an opening to counter outside of Howard’s range with his hands low. No significant punch was landed by either fighter although the fight did get heated in the closing seconds of the fight. Williams attacked Howard with ten seconds left in the bout and the two ended up tangled in a corner as the fight came to a close. Williams then shoved Howard and Howard tried to retaliate before being separated by corner men and security.
Afterwards, Howard told the crowd that he had stuck to the game plan which was to use his jab because he knew coming in that he and Williams were both big punchers. Williams said he was frustrated by Howards jab and wished Howard would have mixed it up with him more.
Lorenzo Selectmon (7-1-1, 6 KO’s) of Kansas City, MO upset Ryan Watson (2-1-1, 2 KO’s) of Duluth, MN in the five round co-main event. Final scores read 49-46, 49-45, 48-46.
Both fighters had there moments but Selectmon was more persistent in his attacks despite being dropped by Watson in round three. Continue reading “RESULTS FROM THE GRAND CASINO IN HINCKLEY, MN”
Phil Williams 198.8 vs. Brian Howard 196.5
Ryan Watson 199.6 vs. Lorenzo Selectmon 197
Al Sands 208 vs. Galen Brown 210
Joe Amouta 168 vs. Ken Glenn 168.8
George Carter Jr. 159.8 vs. Colby Courter 159
Delorien Caraway 144.6 vs. Matt Murphy 143.7
Nate Rubin 135 vs. Bryan Timmons 140
Vinnie Downwind ?? vs. Danyelle Williams ??
Venue and Promoter: Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN
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Northfield, Minnesota’s Vicente Alfaro (8-4, 2 KO’s) retained his Minnesota state jr. featherweight title with a masterful boxing performance against rival Jonathan Perez (12-1, 7 KO’s) on Saturday, September 17th at the El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant in Minneapolis. It was a performance that cemented his place among Minnesota boxing’s top pound for pound fighters. Continue reading “SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 FULL FIGHT RECAP”