MINNESOTA BOXING WEEK UPDATES

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”

LACOURSIERE TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE MNBHOF

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

QUICK RESULTS FROM MNPLS

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Anteneh Kidanwol ud over Antonio Gonzalez
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

ALFARO AND PEREZ READY FOR WAR TOMORROW NIGHT

Tomorrow night’s eight round Minnesota State jr. featherweight title fight between champion Vicente

Jonathan Perez, left, and Vicente Alfaro face off earlier tonight in Minneapolis. The two meet tomorrow night for Alfaro's State jr. featherweight title.

Alfaro (7-4, 1 KO) of Northfield, MN and challenger Jonathan Perez (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Minnepolis, MN has all the potential to become a classic. The venue, El Rodeo Nuevo Restaurante in Minneapolis has the feel of a smaller version of a sold out Las Vegas arena. From the live national anthems and music, to the passionate and full boxing crowds. The atmosphere has been intense and exciting in each of the two recent shows held there. Add to that the heart, skill, and determination of these two fighters, and you are left with a show you won’t want to miss. Continue reading “ALFARO AND PEREZ READY FOR WAR TOMORROW NIGHT”

ALFARO, PEREZ MAKE WEIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS

Vicente Alfaro 121.6 lbs. vs. Jonathan Perez 121.2 lbs.
Venue: El Rodeo Nuevo Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN
Promoter: 360 PMG