The State of Professional Boxing in Minnesota

A little bit late, the Fistic Mystic has been pondering a few things that the Minnesota boxing fan can be thankful for this year.

  • The reconstituted Minnesota Boxing Commission is functional and is doing its job.  Unfortunately the main man, commissioner Scott LeDoux, has been busy antagonizing the Indians at Mille Lacs, but even that isn’t all bad.
  • Jason Litzau continues to fight at a very high level.  With his win over Edel Ruiz on November 23, Litzau’s record is 23-1 (19 KO) and his boxrec.com ranking has risen to 20th in the world in the featherweight class.
  • Seconds Out Promotions – is there another boxing promoter that’s actually promoting fights in Minnesota?  Seconds Out most recently brought us Capital Punishment at The Myth in Maplewood, with fights featuring Andy Kolle, Matt Vanda, Phil Williams, Wilshaun Boxley, and Caleb Truax.
  • With so few opportunities for the Minnesota boxer close to home, we can be thankful that The Blue Horizon, the legendary boxing institution in Philadelphia, has embraced guys like Joey Abell, Dave Peterson, and Marty Lindquist and provided them with a place to ply their trade.
  • Minnesotaboxing.com is a useful and entertaining site that advances the cause of boxing in Minnesota by providing news and information about Minnesota people in the boxing business, as well as fight schedules and results.

Okay, so Thanksgiving was two days ago and we’re a little behind the curve on this thankfulness thing.  That why I’m also thankful that Minnesota boxing fans are so patient and forgiving!

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