SATURDAY FIGHT CARD IN SAINT PAUL POSTPONED

The pro boxing card scheduled to take place tomorrow night at Aldrich Arena in Saint Paul, MN has been postponed to Friday, May 5th, 2017. Promoter Seconds Out released the following statement regarding the cancellation last Tuesday.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances this weekends event at Aldrich Arena will be postponed to Friday May 05. The new venue will be Blaine Sports Center. All tickets purchased for this weekends event will be honored at the May 05 event. Any refunds will be issued over the next few days. Thanks for your support!”

Minnesota middleweight champion “Golden” Caleb Truax was set to headline the fight card and will now be the main event on the May 5th show in Blaine. Oklahoma’s Carson Jones along with Minnesotan’s Marty Lindquist, Uriel Lara, Jimmy Gomez, Nate Richardson, Oscar Soto, and Anthony Yost are the names given to be competing on the 5th as well.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin middleweight prospect Luis Arias (16-0, 8 KO’s) and Lynchburg, Virginia slugger Scott Sigmon (29-10-1, 16 KO’s) were going to battle in the co-feature but now the two will meet tomorrow night (March 31st) in Homestead, PA at the Carnegie Music Hall. Arias’ USBA middleweight title will still be on the line.

 

“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