According to the boxing records database at www.boxrec.com, Joey Abell lost to former cruiserweight champion Al Cole today by split decision after six two-minute rounds.
When Tony Grygelko of Seconds Out Promotions was reached he hadn’t heard the news yet. “Wow. He lost?” responded Grygelko.
Nevertheless, it was only a split decision, and the circumstances are unclear. Grygelko said he still intends to use Abell in his planned Sioux Falls show on November 28, opining that Abell needs to “get back to basics, and build the base at home in Minnesota. And you can quote me on that.”