Minnesota boxing fans, the Kolle-Vanda rematch is now history, and it’s time to recommence speculating and anticipating what’s next.
The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between Joey Abell (25-4 with 24 kayos) and the doomed Iowan (aren’t they all) Josh Gutcher (18-11 with 13 kayos). Middleweights Jon Schmidt (9-1 with 6 kayos) and Charles Meier (3-1 with 2 kayos) are also scheduled to appear against opponents yet to be named.
But it’s fans of small boxers who should get all tingly when they hear about this show: it’s like a little-people–bonanza. Bantamweights Ismail Muwendo (4-0 with 3 kayos) and Antwan Robertson (6-1 with 4 kayos), and featherweight Derek Winston (2-0 with no kayos) have all been announced for separate bouts. All three of these smallsters are legitimate fighters with legitimate aspirations in this game. And as of now, all three are on one fight card.
What’s next after this? More events are developing, so keep checking back for news.