St Paul’s Jason Litzau meets Johnnie Edwards in a televised bout tonight – the featured bout on a special off-season Wednesday night presentation of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.
Litzau, owner of a 25-2 record, has bounced between weight classes for the last couple of years. His weights for his last five fights have been 126, 128.75, 125, 131.5, and 135. This fight is to be contested at the lightweight limit of 130#.
Tonight’s event against Edwards, a Marine Corps champ prior to turning pro, will be broadcast live from Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. No doubt that Edwards (15-4 with 8 kayos), who campaigns under the moniker “The Lumberjack,” will be the crowd favorite.
There are no other professional boxing events taking place anywhere in the world today, so Litzau and manager Bob Van Syckle surely know that the eyes of every significant fighter, manager, or organizational entity anywhere near the lightweight class will be on Litzau tonight. This is The American Boy’s big opportunity to follow up his dazzling performance against Verquan Kimbrough in August with another good-looking win – this time with everybody watching. If Litzau wins this evening, and looks good doing it, a reward is almost sure to follow.
The Fistic Mystic says: Don’t miss Jason Litzau on ESPN2 at 7pm tonight. Seriously, tie a ring around your finger. Don’t forget.