The drought appears to be ending.
Minnesota’s boxing scene has been dry as a bone since August 6th, when a crowd of mostly out-of-towners fought in front of an audience of mostly no-shows at Grand Casino Hinckley. Since then, local fight fans have been treated to mostly speculation and disappointment. The highlight of the last two weeks has been Corey Rodriguez’s draw in Cleveland, and until now there was nothing visible on the horizon. But now it appears that early October will bring more than one professional boxing show to the Upper Midwest.
Tony Grygelko of Seconds Out Promotions has announced that the Hyatt Regency on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis will host a card featuring Caleb Truax on October 9th. Supporting bouts have not been announced, but expect to see a roster of familiar names, possibly including Charles Meier, Jeremy McLaurin, Ismail Muwendo, and Jon Schmidt.
The other upcoming show? I can’t tell you anything about it for two reasons, and the important one is that I hardly know anything about it myself.