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Boxing Results: July 17th at the St Paul Armory

Results posted here are taken from Minnesotaboxing.com and Boxrec.com and are considered reliable.

Joey Abell (now 27-4 with 26 kayos) defeated Arron Lyons (now 11-9 with 8 kayos) by TKO (cuts) in the fourth round of ten scheduled.

Brad Patraw (now 6-3 with 4 kayos) was defeated by Vicente Alfaro (now 4-0 with 1 kayo) by TKO in the second round of six scheduled.

Gavin Quinn (now 1-0 with no kayos) defeated Ryan Stock (now 0-3) by unanimous decision after four rounds

Jose Hilario (now 3-0 with 3 kayos) defeated Matthew Borgan (now 0-1) by KO in the first round of four scheduled.

Bobby Butters Jr (now 0-1) was defeated by Travis Perzynski (now 1-1 with 1 kayo) by TKO in the first round of four scheduled.

Marty Lindquist (now 14-8 with 11 kayos) defeated Frankie Quinn (now 6-1 with 4 kayos) by TKO in the first round of four scheduled

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Upcoming Boxing Event: July 17th at the St Paul Armory

What to watch for: Joey Abell looks to put history, sloppy defense, bad luck, and all excuses behind him by rematching with Arron Lyons, the man who gave him the first of his four career losses.  Abell has sometimes been considered one of the unluckiest men in boxing, but he’s been on a small roll lately and this match with Lyons is an opportunity to exorcise an old demon.  Jeremy McLaurin wants to get back on a winning track and he’ll have to go through gritty brawler David Laque to get there.  Brad Patraw and Vicente Alfaro make a compelling tactical matchup, and seem to promise an exciting bout.  Old-timers Marty Lindquist and Frank Quinn throw back to an earlier era – Jesse Kelley reports that the two were considered for a match back in the ’90s.  Also, slugging youngster Jose Hilario goes for career win number 3 against debuting Matt Borgen, Bobby Butters Jr makes his pro debut against MMA crossover Travis Perzynski, and Gavin Quinn debuts against winless Ryan Stock.

Joey Abell (26-4 with 25 kayos) -vs- Arron Lyons (11-8 with 8 kayos), heavyweights, scheduled for 10 rounds

Jeremy McLaurin (7-1 with 5 kayos) -vs- David Laque (2-5 with 2 kayos), lightweights, scheduled for 6 rounds  **FIGHT CANCELED**

Brad Patraw (6-2 with 4 kayos) -vs- Vicente Alfaro (3-0 with no kayos), bantamweights, scheduled for 6 rounds

Marty Lindquist (13-8 with 10 kayos) -vs- Frank Quinn (6-0 with 4 kayos), cruiserweights, scheduled for 4 rounds

Jose Hilario (2-0 with 2 kayos) -vs- Matthew Borgan (debut), light welterweights, scheduled for 4 rounds

Bobby Butters Jr (debut) -vs- Travis Perzynski (0-1), middleweights, scheduled for 4 rounds

Gavin Quinn (debut) -vs- Ryan Stock (0-2), welterweights, scheduled for 4 rounds

The Fistic Mystic says: I would have covered this event live, but my request for a press pass was rejected by the promoter.  So pay for a ticket and see it for yourself!

Boxing Results: February 5th at First Avenue Nightclub

Notes from ringside observer John Beinert follow the individual results.

Andy Kolle (now 20-2 with 14 knockouts) defeats Pat Coleman (now 29-16 with 20 knockouts) by TKO after five rounds of eight scheduled (Coleman unable to continue due to swelling around the eyes)

Round 1: Neither man comes out with high offense in the first round.  Kolle lands nice right jabs.  Kolle’s round.

Round 2: Kolle gets off a couple of good combos to start the second.  Kolle lands a hard left halfway through and controls the remainder of the round.

Round 3: Kolle throws repeated one-twos to start the round.  Mostly a quiet round except for one big flurry by Kolle.

Round 4: Coleman’s left eye beginning to swell.  Kolle sends Coleman back into his own corner and knocks him down with a big right.  10-8 round for Kolle.

Round 5: Kolle starts with a flurry then slows down for most of the fifth.  Coleman connects a few nice punches this round, but it isn’t enough to take the round.  Another round for Kolle.

The fight was stopped after the fifth round after Coleman says that he can’t see.  Kolle says afterwards that Coleman was a crafty vet with a good defense.  Kolle confirms again that he’ll be fighting Matt Vanda next.

Javontae Starks (now 3-0 with 3 kayos) defeats Alexis Gonzalez (now 0-1) by TKO in round 1 of 4 scheduled

Gonzalez comes out swinging and Starks backs into a corner.  Starks puts his hands up and hold Gonzalez off.  Starks laughs.  Starks lands a number of left jabs, then a few combinations mid-round.  Starks put Gonzalez in his corner and landed a huge right which bent Gonzalez over.  Starks follows up with lefts and rights, referee stops the fight at 2:51 of the first.

Jeremy McLaurin (now 7-0 with 5 kayos) defeats Hector Orozco (now 1-5 with no kayos) by TKO in round 4 of 4 scheduled

Fight starts super fast, both throwing and landing.  Orozco was the aggresssor in the early going.  Orozco comes out aggressive again in the second.  Orozco has a good flurry halfway through 2nd round.  Orozco maintains his aggressiveness throughout the second, kept McLaurin against the ropes most of the round.  In the third both fighters landed a few good shots.  Neither man stood out this round.  Again Orozco kept McLaurin backed up to the ropes.  The fight was stopped due to a bad cut on Orozco’s left eyelid at 1:41 of the fourth round.  The correspondent believes that Orozco was ahead at the time of the stoppage.

Antwan Robertson (now 6-1 with 4 kayos) defeasts William Bellcourt (now 0-2) by TKO in round 1 of 4 scheduled

Fight starts with a lot of jabs thrown by Robertson.  Got him in his corner once and unloaded both lefts and rights.  The fighters clinched and the ref separated them.  Robertson got Bellcourt back in his corner and landed left and rights until the ref stopped the fight.

Brad Patraw entered the ring after the bout and asked for a rubber match.

Don Tierney (now 2-1 with 1 kayo) defeats Andrew Kato (now 0-2) by TKO in round 2 of 4 scheduled

Kato was the aggressor until the middle of the first round.  After 1 Tierney has dropped him twice and looked much calmer throughout the entire round.  Tierney caught Kato with a left as Kato fell against the ropes.  The left sent Kato into his own corner.  Tierney unleashed left and rights until the ref called it.

Jose Hilario (now 2-0 with 2 kayos) defeats Joseph Negron (now 0-1) by KO in round 2 of 4 scheduled

Wild punches to start, Hilario landed a monster left hook followed by a right as Negron was going down.

Upcoming Boxing Event: February 5th at First Avenue Nightclub in Minneapolis

What to watch for: Minnesota middleweight champ Andy Kolle looks to start the year of right against longtime pro Pat Coleman, himself a former Illinois state titleholder.  Prized prospect Javontae Starks fights for the third time in four months, taking on obscure pro debuter Alexis Gonzales of Milwaukee.  Jeremy McLaurin faces tough but limited Hector Orozco.  Jose Hilario, inactive since turning pro last August, gets back in the swing of things against Joseph Negron.  Don Tierney faces recent Starks conquest Andrew Kato.  Antwan Robertson steps into the prizefighting ring for the first time since his defeat of Brad Patraw in October, this time against winless William Bellcourt.

  • Andy “Kaos” Kolle (19-2 with 14 kayos) -vs- Pat “The Cat” Coleman (29-15 with 20 kayos), middleweights, scheduled for 8 rounds
  • Javontae Starks (2-0 with 2 kayos) -vs- Alexis Gonzales (debut), light middleweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
  • Jeremy McLaurin (6-0 with 4 kayos) -vs- Hector Orozco (1-4 with no kayos), lightweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
  • Jose Hilario (1-0 with 1 kayo) -vs- Joseph Negron (debut), light welterweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
  • Don Tierney (1-1 with no kayos) -vs- Andrew Kato (0-1), welterweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
  • Antwan Robertson (5-1 with 3 kayos) -vs- William Bellcourt (0-1), super slyweights, scheduled for 4 rounds

Minnesota Boxing: What’s on the Agenda in 2010?

As Minnesota boxing comes out of its New Year’s doldrums, several events are beginning to materialize.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Be on the lookout for an announcement on Tuesday January 12th from Minnesota middleweight champ Andy Kolle (19-2 with 14 kayos).  The Duluth-based Kolle tells the Fistic Mystic that his upcoming announcement is “nothing major, but it gets me back in [the ring]…this is going to be the start of a busy year for me.”
  • Details are sketchy, but it’s been announced that Seconds Out Promotions has plans for a January 23rd boxing show at the Saint Paul Armory featuring Jon Schmidt (9-1 with 6 kayos) versus Robert Kamya (17-10 with 4 kayos) and possibly another attempt to stage the twice-aborted Willshaun Boxley -vs- William Hernandez fight.  A quick perusal of Makeafight.com reveals that Ismail Muwendo, Charles Meir, and Michael Faulk are being considered for the undercard, but of course that’s all speculative.
  • Also on January 23rd, Phil Williams travels to Chicago to face undefeated prospect Donovan George (18-0 with 16 kayos).  George, who was inactive all of 2008 but fought three times in 2009, is risking his undefeated status against the most dangerous opponent of his young career.  It’s an interesting matchup that would make me toy with the idea of a road trip to Chi-town if there wasn’t already a boxing show much closer to home on the same night.
  • Matt Vanda is scheduled to face longtime middleweight and super middleweight fringe contender Peter Manfredo Jr in Connecticut on January 29th.  It’s almost a hometown fight for native New Englander Manfredo (33-6 with 18 kayos), but being the road fighter is familiar territory for Vanda, of Saint Paul’s east side.
  • The legendary First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis plays host to the first Midwest Sports Council show of the year (and its first boxing show ever) on February 5th.  Familiar names on that card include Javontae Starks, Jeremy McLaurin, Tony Lee, Jose Hilario, Hector Orozco, and Don Tierney.  Matchmaker Cory Rapacz isn’t officially revealing the main event yet, but the card listed on Boxrec includes grizzled veteran Pat Coleman (29-15 with 20 kayos) against the always dangers “TBA.”  The 39-year old Coleman’s record once stood at 27-5, but he’s only won three boxing matches in the last ten years.
  • Word from Ronnie Peterson is that he has been inked to a contract to face rising prospect Chris Avalos in Florida on February 27th.  Peterson says that win or lose, after the fight he will retire: “I want to go out with a bang!”  Against Avalos, win or lose, Peterson is certain to do so.
  • Caleb Truax has just returned to sparring after letting a nine-stitch cut heal (suffered November 20th against Kerry Hope) and taking some time off for the holidays.  Truax hopes to get back into the ring in March, but as always he’s keeping his nose out of promoter Tony Grygelko’s business and letting him do his job.

Most of them haven’t been announced, but Upper Midwest boxing events are planned for every month through (at least) June of this year, and in some of those months two or three events.  There’s a lot to look forward to in the local boxing scene in 2010 – stay tuned!

Live Round-by-Round: August 14 at the Myth in Maplewood, Minnesota

Matt Vanda (now 41-9 with 22 knockouts) defeats Ted Muller (now 19-16 with 9 kayos) by unanimous decision after eight rounds.

Round 1

The combatants meet in the center of the ring and Muller reaches first, missing with a couple of jabs.  Vanda returns the gesture, and a clinch ensues.  Muller lands first, with a slow three-punch combination – downstairs and then upstairs.  Muller is using his size advantage to bull Vanda backwards,Vanda for his part is working the body from very close quarters.  Vanda is keeping his head down and his hands up, emerging occasionally to throw power shots.  A one-two lands for Vanda.  Muller switches stances but Vanda tags him and he reverts.  Muller is now stepping in with the jab, then throws an overhand right that misses.  Vanda, though smaller is rocking Muller with power shots, when he throws them.  Vanda lands a left-right-left, then a punching clinch and the round is over.

Round 2

After some flurrying, Vanda throws a right that landed low, and Muller takes fifteen seconds to recuperate.  The pair touch gloves, and it’s back on.  Muller is pursuing Vanda and occasionally catching him, but Vanda is throwing punches moving backwards.  Though Muller  may be stronger, Vanda is quicker and his punches are snapping.  Vanda is throwing the left jab out there, then following a moment later with hooks.  Muller lands a solid right to the ribs of Vanda, but the Predator looks no worse for wear.  Vanda lands a combination that bounces Muller backwards intoa corner, but Muller comes out strong and traps Vanda against the ropes.  Vanda connects with a very strong jab, and the two commence to circling.  Muller throws a three punch combo that doesn’t land, Vanda returns fire and lands a couple of hooks to the body.  Muller throws a right-left-right-right that lands, but Vanda strikes back hard.  The bell rings and the two men touch gloves before returning to their corners.

Round 3

After some preliminary stroking, Vanda connects with a good straight right that causes Muller discomfort.  Vanda is comfortable out there, flicking the jab and following his opponent wherever it pleases Muller to go.  Muller has a strong jab, but a slow one, and it isn’t doing him much good.  Showing good movement and anticipation, Muller ducks away from some Vanda punches, but when Vanda catches him with a right to the body, it clearly hurts him.  Muller flurries to cover his vulnerability, and the moment passes.  Muller is landing some one-twos, but nothing of note.  Vanda continues to pursue, Muller leaning forward at the waist to protect his body.  Ron Lyke can be heard shouting from the corner to “Hit the body, hit the body!”  Muller walks forward, throwing a punch with each step, until Vanda pushes him back with a few weary power shots.

Round 4

Muller comes right out with a left-right, but then backs off.  Vanda keeps tossing his head to the right, possibly dealing with sweat in his eyes or a congested nose.  Vanda lands three good shots that hurt Muller, and when Muller appears vulnerable Vanda charges in, initially landing some good shots but then eating a few as Muller returns fire.  The two move to the center of the ring, where Vanda shoves a strong left jab into Muller’s face.  Muller is occasionally flinching away from contact, but alternately lunging in with hooks and straights.  Vanda pauses to  blow out his left nostril.  Muller is moving backwards now, back and to his left.  Vanda gets caught by a left cross but it does no harm.  Vanda is comfortable coming forward, apparently knowing that he’ll get the better of most exchanges.  Bell and round.

Round 5

Muller lands a good short right to start things out.  Vanda is moving forward and looking for an opening.  Muller grimaces at a left-right from Vanda.  Muller is tired but tough.  Vanda throws a low left hook that makes Muller retreat, then Muller lands a couple of single left jabs.  Muller lands a tentative one-two, but then Vanda comes back with several hard hooks to the body.  Muller is trying to keep Vanda at bay with the jab, but when Vanda comes inside, Muller does some good work with short hooks.  Vanda lands another hard left jab, and Muller walks backwards and leans against the ropes.  Muller lands a right hook to the side of Vanda’s head, but Vanda is unfazed and lands two very strong left hooks to the body.  Muller misses with a right and then shakes his right hand, as though it is hurt.  Vanda is beginning to look arm-weary, but is at least keeping his hands up.

Round 6

Vanda’s face is unmarked and he is up early from his stool, bouncing on his toes as he waits for the round to start.  Muller has feet far apart and is trying to lean in with jabs and hooks, but Vanda connects a strong three-punch combination.  Vanda stagger-steps forward and then grins at Muller.  Muller responds with a furious flurry that make Vanda retreat to the opposite corner.  Muller can barely swing his arms now, and Vanda is stalking.  Vanda misses with a right from long range.  A left hook to the base of Muller’sneck causes him to pause for a second, but then he puts his head down and pushes Vanda across the ring.  Muller finds his best offense close in, where Vanda cannot defend, but his misfortune is that Vanda is equally adept in close.  the two are trading in Vanda’s corner at the bell, and Muller, who is coming forward, throws one right long after the bell.  Vanda gives him a shove, but then turns away.

Round 7

Muller is slow enough that he’s having trouble moving Vanda’s moving target.  Now Muller digs dep to find three left jabs that land, but Vanda returns the favor with a left jab that snaps his head back.  A left hook to the body and left hook to the head of Muller throw him backwards into the ropes, but he comes back with some thudding body shots of his own.  Muller’s favorite target is Vanda’s left shoulder, but occasionally he finds Vanda’s head instead.  Vanda is trying to throw double hooks.  Muller swoops in with a right uppercut that catches Vanda a glancing blow, and after some ineffectual trading, comes home with a couple of wicked body shots.  After a brief lull, Vanda comes back with a series of hooks that would certainly floor a smaller man.

Round 8

the last round begins with a heartfelt hug, then the battling begins anew.  Muller is leaning far forward to land several strong jabs, but Vanda, as always, appears unscathed.  A left jab-right hook lands for Muller, but Vanda comes to life, attacking with multiples power shots from evil angles.  Vanda retreats fro man engagement but then stumbles backwards into the ropes.  Vanda comes back with a vengeance, landing a series of left and rigt hooks to the body of Muller.  In the center of the ring a Vanda left buckles Muller’s knees, but Muller stays on his feet.  muller is only throwing arm shots now, and Vanda smells blood.  Vandalands a right to the head of Muller that causes a stumble, then the two trade with huge power shots until AMulle loses his balance and stumbles to a neutral corner.  As the round comes to a close two exhausted warriors are flinging everything they have at each other, but it’s clear now that neither will score the knockout.  this round, and the fight, go clearly to Vanda, but Muller deserves a ton of credit for a strong effort against an intense and well conditioned opponent.

Brad Patraw (now 6-0 with 4 kayos) defeats Javier Segura (now 4-17 with 4 kayos) by TKO at 2:47 in round 4 of 6 scheduled.

Round 1

Segura comes out brave and aggressive and actually lands a few punches, but Patraw’s speed and accuracy show.  Patraw cuffs Segura around the ring at will for nearly three minutes.  though Segura is tough and willing, he’s unable to connect with Patraw’s head, even when Patraw leaves himself open.  Flurries to Segura’s body hurt him badly, and there are extended periods where he can get nothing going.  Round dominated by Patraw.

Round 2

Segura comes out winging, and manages to land a couple of  hooks to the jaw of Patraw.  Patraw is relaxing and not forcing the action, but is showing a tendency to showboat, particularly by swinging his right hand like a pendulum.  They say speed kills, and Patraw is showing plenty.  Referee Gary Miezwa is letting the fight go on despite Segura’s inability to compete.  A fierce uppercut rocks Segura, and Patraw follows it up with a series of power shots to the body and head.  Segura appears ready to go down, but he lasts tothe bell.  Segura throws a couple of punches after the bell and Patraw responds in kind.

Round 3

Patraw comes out jabbing, but then reverts to his early pattern of hooks to the body followed by hooks to the head.  Segura is clearly frustrated and hurt, but he’s hanging in there.  Patraw is moving backwards and to his right and countering Segura’s wild shots effectively.  Segura must be tough as nails, but he can muster no offense against the superior Patraw.  Patraw lands a winging right to the rribs and left to the ear of Segura.  Patraw is picking his shots now.  Segura finally lands a straight left, but there’s nothing behind it.  Patraw is pawing with the jab, taking a rest.  Now the two trade as the round draws to a close, neither man scoring anything of note.

Round 4

Surprisingly, Segura looks stronger and more aggressive at the start of this round, but Patraw continues to counter effectively moving backwards.  Segura lands a good left hook, and Patraw backs into a corner.  Now a body shot makes Patraw grimace, and Segura puts his head into Patraw’s chest and throws a ton of body shots.  Patraw finally bends his knees and dips down to throw a power shot.  After a lengthy lull, Patraw throws a series of hooks that momentarily freeze Segura, but Segura is showing a true Mexican fighter’s heart.  A right from Patraw knocks Segura’s mouthpiece out, and Patraw takes the cue to flurry.  Referee Miezwa breaks the action to reinsert the offending hunk of rubber.  Segura can only bum rush and maul Patraw now, and he does so effectively until a single right from Patraw knocks him wobbly.  Patraw sees Segura reach for a rope to steady himself and charges in, landing about half of the fifteen or twenty power shots he throws until Miezwa has seen enough and jumps in to make a good stoppage.

 

 

Ceresso Fort (now 7-0 with 7 kayos) defeats Yancy Cuellar (now 0-6) by KO in  56 seconds into round 1 of 6 scheduled.

Round 1

Cuellar comes out with an odd crouching stance and his arms almost crossed in front of him.  Ducking and punching, Cuellar hooks Fort twice in the left butt cheek.  Fort throws a combination for the first time and catches Cuellar with a crushing body punch.  Cuellar doesn’t want to continue, so he doesn’t.  He remains on his face until the fight is waved off, then gets up and casually walks back to his corner.

 

 

Jose Hilario (now 1-0 with 1 knockout) defeats John Swanberg (now 0-1 ) by knockout at 1:00 in the first round of four scheduled.

Round 1

Swanberg begins the fight cowering and jabbing, Hilario is clearly the stronger man.  A clash is inconclusive as both men punch and miss coming in.   Swanberg has a bad habit of fighting on his toes with his chin in the air, and Hilario is taking advantage.  Swanberg is down!  A monstrous right uppercut to the body ends the fight, but referee Gary Miezwa gives Swanberg some time to rise.  He remains on his knees with his forehead on the mat until Miezwa waves the fight off.

 

Bobby Kliewer (now 10-8 with 5 kayos) defeats John Turner (3-12 with no kayos) by TKO at 2:32 in the first of four scheduled rounds

Round 1

The much taller Kliewer comes out stalking, but Turner aggresses with a lunging jab immediately.  Backing Turner into the ropes, Kliewer lands a flurry.  Turner moves well, but Kliewer’s longer reach is showing.  Kliewer lands a good right uppercut as Turner tries to come in.  Turner is ducking and lunging.  Seconds later, Turner is now fighting on his heels.  Kliewer lands a good three-punch combination that puts Turner on his butt and into the ropes.  Quick getting back to his feet, Turner nods as referee Mark Nelson gives him a mandatory eight count.  Turner is moving and punching, but Kliewer is a much more effective offensive fighter.  Kliewer traps Turner on the ropes and connects with about six straight power shots, Turner nearly topples through the ropes, and referee Nelson leaps in to rescue him.  Fight over.

 

Exhibition: Antwan Robertson (4-1 with 3 kayos) –vs- Derek Winston (amateur) – The Fistic Mystic says that if this were a real bout, Winston would have won all four rounds by varying margins.

Round 1

 Round begins with much jabbing and circling.   Winston is doing the pursuing, neither man is throwing with evil intentions.   About a minute in Winston hits and hurts his cousin with a three punch combination.  Robertson, as is his wont, is fighting from a defensive posture.  Right-right-left and then a flurry from Robertson, that’s his first good offensive moment.  Winston is looking very good, landing a lot more punches.  Robertson flurries to the body about five seconds before the bell.

Round 2

 Winston is coming forward and traps Robertson in a corner momentarily, landing two to the body and one to the head.  Robertson lands a sharp jab to the midsection of Winston.  Robertson, back to the ropes, eats a couple of good shots.  Robertson is consistently moving backward, but now comes forward and gets caught in a headlock.  Winston is grinning as the two break up.  Right and left to the body land for Winston, then a big head shot.  Robertson answers with one big punch.  Upppercut misses badly for obertson, and he backs up only to get hit and hurt again.  The two smile at each other and then clinch.    Winston is a monster to the body.  Distress is visible on Robertson’s face as the round ends.

Round 3

winston is bouncing laterally and jabbing sharply to begin the third.  Robertson lands two to the body and one tot he head, but then backs up to the ropes and gets caught with a wicked combination to the body.  Winston lunges with a jab to the body, which robertson mimics.  neither finds success.  Left hook for Winston lands and moves robertson, then another right freezes Robertson.  Winston flurries, then Robertson throws an extended flurry which has little effect but shows well.  One has to be impressed with winston’s professional bearing and aggressiveness.  Left hook to the belly hurts Robertson, and he retreats again.  Winston feints and Robertson flinches, backs into a corner, and gets hit with another good flurry.Robertson, who usually scores well with single shots, isn’t tonight.

Round 4

Robertson lands a triple right jab to begin the round, and is now boxing on equal terms with his cousin.  Robertson ducks and backs into the ropes as a flurry lands for Winston.  A clinch and a break are followed by some weary slugging by Winston.  The two throw simultaneous jabs, then Winston lands a series of serious hooks.  Left hook lands for winston.  Robertson lands some power shots going backward for the first time tonight.  The boxers are trading power shots in the middle of the ring, both landing but neither getting the upper hand.  Both men are landing, but Winston is following up on his successes better.  Some more ineffective punches and grins, and the final bell rings.

Upcoming Boxing Event: August 14 at The Myth in Maplewood

Matt Vanda (right) mixes it up with John Duddy

Matt Vanda (right) mixes it up with John Duddy

What to watch for: Matt Vanda tests the super middleweight waters with moderately tough and moderately dangerous but always fit Teddy Muller of Moline, IL.  Muller has faced some very stiff competition over the years, and has an entertaining style.  Sort of like a less successful version of Vanda.  Ceresso Fort looks to notch another win against fellow St Paulite Ray Walker.  Brad Patraw takes on an experienced opponent in a quest to increase his win total and gain more experience.  Bobby Kliewer, who tells mnboxingleague.com that he’s in great shape for a change, will engage John Turner in a fight he should win.  Jose Hilario, brother of popular local pro Wilton Hilario, finally turns pro against dangerous Hector Orozco, who stole RJ Laase’s “0” in Duluth last spring.  Cousins and “brothers” Antwan Robertson and Derek Winston will box in an exhibition as Winston continues to mull turning pro under the tutelage of John Hoffman.

  • Matt Vanda (40-9 with 22 kayos) -vs- Ted Muller (19-15 with 9 kayos), super middleweights, scheduled for 8 rounds
  • Ceresso Fort (6-0 with 6 kayos) -vs- Ray Walker (1-6 with no kayos), middleweights, scheduled for 6 rounds
  • Brad Patraw (5-0 with 3 kayos) -vs- Javier Segura (4-16 with 4 kayos), super bantamweights, scheduled for 6 rounds
  • Robert Kliewer (9-8 with 4 kayos) -vs- John Turner (3-11 with no kayos), super middleweights, scheduled for 6 rounds
  • Jose Hilario (pro debut) -vs- Hector Orozco (1-2 with no kayos), junior welterweights, scheduled for 4 rounds
  • Exhibition: Antwan Robertson (4-1 with 3 kayos) -vs- Derek Winston (0-0), scheduled for 4 rounds