“THE FINAL STEP” FOR BRANT ON APRIL 21

Photo courtesy of Greg Garbow/Garbow Imagery

World rated middleweight contender Robert “Bravo” Brant (22-0, 15 KO’s) returns to the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN on April 21, 2017. It’s being called “The final step” because the Minnesotan appears to have a major title fight lined up for later this fall.

“It’s unexpected news, but I’m happy to announce I’ll be returning to action on April 21st at my home base Grand Casino Hinckley!” said Brant.  “I was recently informed that I’m in line for a huge opportunity this fall but I don’t want to sit until then. I feel like I need to stay busy to be ready. My team supports my decision to fight 100% and in order to be ready for my shot in the fall I’ve directed them to find me an opponent that will be a test and prepare me for top competition and also give my Minnesota fans that have supported me throughout the years a great fight. We’ll be announcing my opponent next week.”

A full undercard will be announced next week.

CALEB TRUAX RETURNS PLUS ARIAS VS SIGMON ON APRIL 1

Caleb Truax lands an uppercut to Melvin Betancourt in February of 2016 in Carlton, MN

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (March 14, 2017) – Fight Club MN will feature the official Twin Cities return of “Golden” Caleb Truax (27-3-2, 17 KOs) as the Feature Bout of the Night, squaring off against Indianapolis’ Eric “The Juggernaut” Draper (8-8-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout.

Truax is finally making #TheReturn to his homeland where he has only fought once in the last three years, a 4th Round stoppage of veteran Melvin Betancourt in February of 2016 in Carlton, MN.

Local hero, Truax, was last in action in January (unfortunately an exhibition due to last minute medical clearance issues with his scheduled opponent) where he was still able to put on a skills exhibition in battering veteran Darnell Boone over 6 rounds of action. Previously, Truax disposed of Zach Kelley with an emphatic 2nd Round KO in Milwaukee last August. Continue reading “CALEB TRUAX RETURNS PLUS ARIAS VS SIGMON ON APRIL 1”

“MINNESOTA ICE” ABELL CHILLS OCHIENG IN BLAINE

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Heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (33-9, 31 KO’s) of Coon Rapids, MN stopped Raymond “King Kong” Ochieng (26-21-3, 21 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN at :21 into round two on Saturday night at the Blaine Sports Complex in Blaine, MN. Abell knocked Ochieng to the canvas with a straight left hand shortly after round one began and then again just before the round ended. Ochieng was in serious trouble but was able to regroup between rounds. Ochieng came out swinging to start round two but Abell’s left hand was too sharp and powerful as another straight right to the head from the southpaw Abell put dropped Ochieng hard in a corner. Referee Scott Erickson stopped his count and waived the fight off :21 seconds into the second round. The 35 year old Abell’s career seems rejuvenated following his second consecutive TKO win. The pro Abell crowd had a reported attendance of 1,867. Continue reading ““MINNESOTA ICE” ABELL CHILLS OCHIENG IN BLAINE”

WEIGHTS FROM COON RAPIDS, MN

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Joey Abell 257 vs. Raymond Ochieng 244
Ramon Luis Nicolas 178 vs. Darnell Boone 178
Marty Lindquist 189 vs. Martez Williamson 189
Livan Navarro 145 vs. Gilbert Venegas Sr. (Weigh’s in tomorrow)
Irosvani Duvergel 170.5 vs. Walt Cournoyer (Weigh’s in tomorrow)
Uriel Lara 152 vs. Desmond Johnson (147.6)

Promoter: Seconds Out Promotions
Venue: Sports Expo Building, Blaine, MN
Stream: www.Facebook.com/SecondsOutFights

ABELL, OCHIENG HEADLINE THIS SATURDAY IN BLAINE

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Joey Abell, left, and Ray Ochieng face off for a fight promo photo taken at Lyke’s Gym in Coon Rapids.

Heavyweights Joey Abell (32-9) of Coon Rapids, Minnesota and Raymond Ochieng (26-20) of Nairobi,  Kenya (residing in Minneapolis) will meet in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds this Saturday night at the Blaine Sports Center (Sports Expo Building) in Blaine, Minnesota. The two heavyweights revealed that they have sparred once in the past and each is predicting a knockout victory on Saturday night. Abell trains at the ACR Gym in Coon Rapids while Ochieng has been busy at the Uppercut Gym in Minneapolis.
In his last bout, Abell scored an impressive TKO victory on May 5th, 2016 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. “Minnesota Ice” battered then undefeated prospect Wes Nofire.

Ochieng picked up the biggest win of his career in 2014 when he knocked out former NABA heavyweight champion David Rodriguez.

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