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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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Minnesota’s Truax Fights Jermain Taylor Friday night

On Friday night Minnesota’s undefeated middleweight Caleb Truax makes the biggest jump of his professional boxing career against former world middleweight champion Jermain Taylor. Truax’s last fight, a narrow victory for the State title against Andy Kolle, has catapulted him into the chance to move into contender status if he…

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Wayne Martell Will Win Tonight

As reported by MinnesotaBoxing.com, former Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Junior Welterweight Champion and accomplished professional welterweight, Wayne Martell, 24-3 of North Dakota, returns to the ring after nearly eight years absence tonight in North Dakota against Minnesota’s Hector Orozco. Although Orozco, 4-10, has recently shown determination and skill and pulled off…

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Greatest boxing journalist Bert Sugar dies at 75

Bert Sugar, The premier boxing journalist of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, has died at age 75 from cardiac arrest after a period of battling lung cancer, according to Reuters.  I had the good fortune of meeting him on two occasions, once outside the press conference after the Robin…

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University of Nevada Reno boxers continue 2012 season with card at Eldorado Hotel Casino

On Friday, February 24, the University of Nevada Reno collegiate boxing team continued its 2012 season with an action packed night of competition at the Eldorado Hotel Casino in downtown Reno. Visiting teams were represented by boxers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the University of Washington, Army’s West…

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Legendary Dundee dies at age 90

Angelo Dundee, inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994 and one of the greatest and most popular boxing trainers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, died Wednesday night in his apartment in Tampa, FL. According to the Associated Press, he’d recently returned from the hospital after recovering…

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The Native Sensation loses last by majority

Last Saturday night Cruiserweight J.J. Corn lost his farewell fight by majority decision in his home town at the LCO Casino in Wisconsin to Boyd Davis of St. Paul, MN. Davis fought for the first time since 2007 to pull off the upset of the former international title holder. While…

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The Native Sensation throws a farewell punch at “Peek A Boo” Davis

This report is being written a few hours before “The Native Sensation” , J.J. Corn, enters the ring at the Menominee Resort Casino in Menominee, Wisconsin for his farewell fight against St. Paul Cruiserweight Boyd Davis. Corn, with a record of 47-23-3, 16 KOs, brings much more professional experience into…

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