Brad Patraw with his hand raised by referee Mark Nelson after winning the MN State featherweight title on Friday night in Minneapolis.
Brad Patraw with his hand raised by referee Mark Nelson after winning the MN State featherweight title on Friday night in Minneapolis.

“Bad” Brad Patraw (11-8, 5 KO’s) of Saint Paul, MN won the vacant Minnesota state featherweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Philip Adyaka (5-8, 3 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN on Friday night at the Cabooze in Minneapolis.

The two fighters battled at a furious pace for eight rounds  with the Minneapolis skyline glowing in the background of the outdoor music venue.

Adyaka was deducted a point on two separate occasions late in the fight by referee Mark Nelson for continuously losing his mouth piece. No knockdowns were scored in the bout but Patraw and Adyaka gave the full house plenty to cheer about with there effort. Scores read 79-71, 77-73, 77-73 for Patraw.

Former NFL football player Ray Edwards (11-0-1, 7 KO’s) of Cincinnati, Ohio knocked out Steven Tyner (3-15-3, 2 KO’s) of Akron, Ohio in round two of the co-featured fight of the night.
Edwards knocked Tyner down three times in the second round with head punches before Tyner’s corner threw in the towel near the end of the round.

Danyelle Williams (1-0) of Owatonna, MN upset local heavyweight favorite Van Goodman (4-7-2, 4 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN by winning a four round majority decision. Scores read 38-38, 39-37, 39-37.

Cleveland, Ohio’s Ramiro Hernandez (7-0, 7 KO’s) stopped Jose Homar Rios (1-3, 1 KO’s) of Moorhead by TKO victory following the conclusion of round number three in super featherweight bout.

In what was supposed to be the opening bout, Vince Downwind (0-1) of Rice Lake, Wisconsin was left without an opponent after James Roe (1-6, 1 KO) of Elk River, Minnesota did not show up.  MORE TO COME.


Philip Adyaka 123 vs. Brad Patraw 125.8
(Vacant MN State Featherweight title)

Van Goodman 304 vs. Danyelle Williams 250
Ray Edwards 259 vs. Steven Tyner 208
Ramiro Hernandez 128.5 vs. Homar Rios 128.5
Vincent Downwind 304 vs. James Roe 221

Venue: The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
Promoter: Driller Promotions



The mega weekend of fights put on by Driller Promotions at the Cabooze in Minneapolis is upon us. Friday night features professional boxing and kickboxing. Saturday’s action includes amateur boxing and MMA. The first bout for each night of fights will begin at 5:15PM.
Saint Paul, Minnesota’s “Bad” Brad Patraw (10-8, 5 KO’s) will face off at tonight’s weigh-in with Philip Adyaka (5-7, 3 KO’s). The eight round showdown is a featured bout in tomorrow’s boxing portion of the show and the two will battle for the vacant Minnesota state featherweight title.
Fan favorite heavyweight Van Goodman (4-6-2, 4 KO’s) returns to his home city of Minneapolis taking on debuting Danyelle Williams in a four round bout. Word is that this was one of the best camps in Goodman’s career and he says that fans can expect an action filled fight.
Former Minnesota Viking Ray Edwards (10-0-1, 6 KO’s) of Cincinnati, Ohio will box in Minnesota for the first time since 2014. Edwards will box Akron, Ohio’s Steven Tyner (3-14-3, 2 KO’s).
Cleveland, Ohio’s Ramiro Hernandez (6-0, 6 KO’s) will meet Moorhead, Minnesota’s Jose Homar Rios (1-2, 1 KO’s) in  super featherweight bout. Vince Downwind (0-1) of Rice Lake, Wisconsin takes on James Roe (1-6, 1 KO) of Elk River, Wisconsin in a four round heavyweight bout.



8.24.16 Star Tribune- A onetime Minnesota Viking standout on defense during some of the team’s better seasons continues pursuit of his second athletic career with a boxing match this week in the Twin Cities at a well-known music venue. Heavyweight Ray Edwards, who wore the purple from 2006 through 2011 and played defensive end, puts his 10-0-1 record on the line Friday at the top of the fight card at the Cabooze in Minneapolis… READ MORE