It’s been reported by Jesse Kelley of www.minnesotaboxing.com that Joey Abell of Coon Rapids has been matched with former IBF world cruiserweight champ Alfred “Ice” Cole (34-14 with 16 kayos). The match with Cole is scheduled for September 5 in Sweden.
Cole counts among his victims David Izon, Vinny Maddalone, Brian Nix, and Uriah Grant. Cole returns from a three year hiatus after a dry spell that saw him post a record of 3-10-2 from 2000 through 2005. Abell, coming off a knockout loss to blown-up cruiserweight Andrew Greeley on April 26, looks to regain the momentum he had previously generated with 11 straight wins.