DULUTH, Minn. – We’re less than two weeks away from another great boxing card at Grand Casino Hinckley.  Al Sands will be there, fighting at a new weight class.
The reigning North American Boxing Association United States cruiserweight champion will face journeyman Galen Brown at the October 1st show at heavyweight.
This will be Sands’ first bout at over 200 pounds.
Normally there’s no weight limit at heavyweight, but Sands and Brown have agreed to what’s known as a catch weight Of 210 pounds.
The “Haitian Temptation” says fighting with more pounds on his frame poses a new challenge.
“We’re definitely going to have to show more patience,” said Sands.  “Our volume may not be where it was at cruiserweight, but I look forward to testing myself at this new weight class.”
At this time, Sands isn’t sure if he’ll be switching to heavyweight full time.
“We’re definitely going to give it a test on this show,” said Sands.  We might float back and forth, we might stay at heavyweight or we might just come right back to cruiserweight.  We’ll see how things go on the first.”
To watch Fox 21’s video interview… CLICK HERE


DULUTH, Minn. – There are only a few more days until a special Saturday night boxing show at Grand Casino Hinckley.  Duluth’s Ryan Watson will be in one of the featured bouts.
Watson, coming off a draw last time out, faces Lorenzo Selectmon in the co–main event.  Watson is 3–0–1 to start his pro career while Selectmon is 6–1–1.
Watson says a new workout plan from the trainers at Destination Fitness have him in the best shape of his life.
“It’s basically the missing piece to my boxing game,” said Watson.  “I’ve always had the natural talent and the skill, but this adds on extra strength, conditioning and I feel a lot stronger going in to this fight.”
Also on Saturday’s card, Al Sands faces Galen Brown in Sands’ first fight at heavyweight.

To watch the video interview by Fox 21… CLICK HERE


Coming this week, full fight report and photo gallery from last weekends boxing show in Minneapolis which was headlined by Vicente Alfaro and Jonathan Perez. Also, fight week coverage of this Saturday night’s fight card at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. The show is headlined by Minneapolis dynamite puncher cruiserweight Phil Williams (15-8-2, 14 KO’s) as he battles another power puncher Brian Howard (11-1, 9 KO’s) of Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading “MINNESOTA BOXING WEEK UPDATES”


By /Hastings Star Gazette  After about 150 amateur fights and 25 years of larry_laccprofessional fighting, Hastings boxer Larry “Lightning” LaCoursiere is going to be inducted into the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Mystic Lake Casino.

 “That’s pretty amazing to me for a scrawny kid from Hastings, Minnesota, getting into the Hall of Fame,” LaCoursiere said of the induction. “It’s just an honor, I mean it’s unbelievable to me.”

LaCoursiere was one of the top welterweights in Minnesota history. His record of 26-9-1 included fights against opponents such as Hector Camacho Jr., Julio Cesar Chavez, Winky Wright and Tony Lopez. He also beat another Minnesota Hall of Famer, Mike Evgen, for the state welterweight title. He was even in the match before the infamous 1997 fight between Holyfield and Mike Tyson…READ MORE



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Richard Quiterio TKO 1 over Rick Ogden
Alexis Gomes ud over Charon Spain
VeShawn Owens TKO 1 over Kelly Wright
Celso Ramirez TKO 1 over Deartie Tucker
Harold Calderon TKO 3 over Lionel Jimenez
Vicente Alfaro retains title with fifth round TKO win over Jonathan Perez