UPDATE: Several changes have been made: Several fighters have dropped out with injuries, at least two of which matchmaker Cory Rapacz would like you to know he considers “questionable.” Ryan Soft, Silas Ortley, and Catlyn Little Eagle are no-go for next Saturday’s show. Sort and Ortley are to be replaced by Alexander Tousignant and Matt Ellis, David Duncan is out of the show with no opponent, and Lawrence Goodman is now tentatively scheduled to face the always dangerous TBA. The article below has been updated to reflect these changes.
What to watch for: Javontae Starks looks for a win against Alexander Tousignant, who only six weeks ago was a no-show when he was scheduled to fight Jamal James at Grand Casino Hinckley. Tyler Hultin hopes to build on an unbeaten but imperfect start to his career against the equally inexperienced (2 bouts) Matt Ellis of Milwaukee. Tim Taggart, coming off a draw with Hultin, hopes to tally a win against popular local opponent Nick Whiting. Cruiserweight Lawrence Goodman will participate if an opponent can be located for him in time.. Ryan Gronvold and Zach Schumach tangle, each man in search of the second win of his career. A girl fight is scheduled between Concha Ross and Adriane Two Hearts, and the night is kicked off by the pro debut of Javontae’s COD teammate, Jamal James, in against experienced tomato can Justin Danforth of Wisconsin.
Javontae Starks (3-0 with 3 kayos) -vs- Alexander Tousignant (1-2 with 1 kayo), light middleweights, scheduled for 6 rounds
Tyler Hultin (1-0-1 with 1 kayo) -vs- Matt Ellis (1-1 with 1 kayo), middleweights, schedueld for 6 rounds
Tim Taggart (3-2-2 with 2 kayos) -vs- Nick Whiting (2-12 with 2 kayos), light heavyweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
Lawrence Goodman (1-0 with 1 kayo) -vs- TBA, cruiserweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
Ryan Gronvold (1-4) -vs- Zach Schumach (1-2), welterweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
Concha Ross (0-0-1) -vs- Adriane Two Hearts (0-2), female heavyweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
Jamal James, (debut) -vs- Justin Danforth (6-15 with 1 kayo), welterweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
The Fistic Mystic says: Sure it isn’t the Rumble in the Jungle, it’s a low-buck show at remote casino. The card is filled with inexperienced young boxers looking to pad their records or get a paycheck. Appreciate it for what it is – an opportunity to see pro fights and featuring a couple of Twin Cities boxers with great futures.