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”
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
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.
WBA-NABA Middleweight champion Robert “Bravo” Brant improved his undefeated record to 22 wins with 15 knockouts last month at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Mn with a first round win over Alexis Hloros (18-6-1). Brant fought in the main event on January 20th, 2017 on a card that also saw 28 year old Minneapolis super lightweight Delorian Caraway (8-1) win a majority decision over Wisconsin’s Deonte Wilson (5-2).
Brant is currently the WBA’s number 3 ranked middleweight in the world and his promoter Greg Cohen told Minnesotaboxing.com that he expects notification from the WBA regarding a final eliminator.
” He has developed into one of the top middleweights in the world and I can’t wait for him to showcase his talents in a big fight” said Cohen. “In my heart of hearts I believe that Rob Brant will be the one to take away GGG’s (Gennady Golovkin) 0”
Minnesota based Seconds Out Promotions is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin promoting a professional boxing show at the Wisconsin Center. Ramon Luis Nicolas, Livan Navarro, Angelo Buchanan, Andre Sherard, Marcos Forestal and more are among the fighters being featured. You can watch the live streamed fights on Seconds out’s Facebook page… CLICK HERE
Lorenzi’s Boxing Gym is putting on an amateur boxing card in Duluth, Minnesota tonight. The full night of action can be viewed live on Lorenzi’s Facebook page… CLICK HERE