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Yes ‘Sir’, Cerresso Fort adjusted style for Patriotic Punchout Victory

St. Paul, Minnesota’s Cerresso Fort, 17-1-1, 11 KOs, easily defeated Marcus Upshaw, 15-10-2, 7 KOs, of Jacksonville, FL with an 8 round unanimous decision Saturday night at Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. The fight was a rematch to settle their 6 round draw from September 2011 in Tampa, FL.…

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Patriotic Punchout Promises even matchups, exiting Action, Walters says

Jungle Boy Boxing’s Patriotic Punchout this Saturday, July 6, features two heavy hitting Minnesota boxers in important fights at critical stages of their careers. The first is Ceresso Fort of St. Paul in a middleweight rematch with Marcus Upshaw of Jacksonville, FL, the second Al Sands of Duluth in a…

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Truax knocks out George, Convention Center card makes exciting Friday Night Fights

On Friday night Osseo native Caleb Truax took a major step in his professional boxing career by knocking out Donovan George in the 6th round of their scheduled 10 round middleweight bout at the Minneapolis Convention Center, broadcast on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. While the experienced and hard hitting George was…

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Headliners Weigh In, Friday Night Fights Set for Convention Center

The headliners on tonight’s card at the Minneapolis Convention Center should provide an exciting show for viewers of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, and the local card will bring some much awaited entertainment for local boxing fans. The official weigh-ins took place last night at the Hilton Garden hotel in downtown…

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Friday Night Fights to feature local talent

This Friday, June 21, Seconds Out Promotions brings ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights to the Minneapolis Convention Center as Minnesota State Middleweight champion Caleb Truax fights Chicago’s Donovan George. Also featured on the card is a Minnesota state lightweight championship fight between St. Paul natives Tony Lee and Jeremy McLaurin,…

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Rodriguez adds Tongola to prepare collateral damage for James

When Corey Rodriguez faces Jamal James in a 152 pound catch weight fight this Saturday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN, Twin Cities boxing fans are going to see an improved fighter. Rodriguez already is accomplished—a three-time Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Champion with a winning professional record (6-3-2, 3 KOs)…

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Alvarez shines, Mosley’s star fades, and Cotto brings best out of Mayweather

Last night I had to admit a gross overestimation I made of the shape ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley would be in and a gross underestimate of Saul Alvarez’s defense. Unlike my prediction, Mosley was not able to capitalize on Alvarez’s vulnerability to being hit and he also faded fast when Alvarez…

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2012 Ringside Tournament brings first victory for “Big Jump” Keck, Impressive Debut for Elliot Mosley

By Mark Connor © Copyright 2012, Mark Connor The transition from July to August saw the return of the annual Ringside Products boxing tournament in Kansas, City, MO. John “The Big Jump” Keck of Stillwater, MN won the 200 pound Masters Division, ages 36 to 50, Novice championship, redeeming his…

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Mosley will win, Cotto will challenge hard

By Mark Connor © Copyright 2012, Mark Connor I’ve spoken with a number of people at the gym this week, people whose knowledge of boxing and opinions I respect, and I have been surprised at how readily they are writing off Shane Mosley in his challenge against junior middleweight champion…

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Determined effort in loss shows potential for Truax

Caleb “Golden” Truax gave a valiant effort on Friday night and almost capitalized on the knockout opportunity as he fought former middleweight world champion Jermaine Taylor. Although he was not able to avoid smothering himself and eliminate Taylor’s jab and he was dominated throughout the first eight rounds, Truax did…

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