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Kolle ‘Kaos’ is Golden Challenge for Truax

Caleb Truax is facing the biggest challenge so far of his professional boxing career; a fight against Andy Kolle for Kolle’s Minnesota State Middleweight Title. The fight will be this Friday, May 27, at the St. Paul Armory. One of the more anticipated Minnesota fights in recent years, it definitely…

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Presley and Truax generally correct on Pacquiao – Mosley predictions

Last night’s fight between Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley produced few surprises, aside from the unreasonable astonishment experienced by those who were convinced that Mosley couldn’t go the distance. While world class trainer Dennis Presley predicted Pacquiao would knock him out in the 10th round, he did admit…

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“Sweet Dream” Kliewer Shines with win over Bonsante

The lackluster return of Tony Bonsante to the ring against an energized Bobby Kliewer turned out to be the de facto main event and undisputed highlight of Saturday night’s “Seasons Beatings” professional boxing show at the Target Center. The switch to that match from the originally planned main event of…

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“The Fighter” a Knockout for Wahlberg, Bale, Adams

Paramount Pictures “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams, is a compelling adaptation of Bob Halloran’s biography of Lowell, Massachusetts boxer “Irish” Micky Ward. Chronicling Ward’s career from its stall in the midst of tough fights and dysfunctional family melodrama to his challenge of Shea Neary in…

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Vanda obvious favorite in Williams Rematch after losing to Duran

Matt “The Predator/Skelator” Vanda is scheduled to face Phil “The Drill” Williams December 18 at the Target Center in Minneapolis for a rematch of their original fight last year. Vanda won the first contest via 10 round split decision in November 2009 at Grand Casino, Hinkley. Denny Nelson and Tim…

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Burrell Bad News for first opponent

Burrell Bad News for first opponent one half of Roca’s twin protegés wins on Duran-Vanda undercard Deano ‘Bad Newz’ Burrell of New York won his professional boxing debut on November 12 in a Lightweight bout at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey. He scored a 2nd round TKO over…

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Sugar Sharp with Verbal Prowess at Press Conference

Just before the September 28 Golden Boy Promotions press conference with Oscar De La Hoya at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York, I got the chance to speak with the premier boxing journalist of today, Bert Sugar. We had a great exchange. Read the full story on the Literacy and…

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De La Hoy Shares Pictures and Punches with Brooklyn Youth at Press Conference

On Tuesday, September 28, I was able to attend the press conference for Golden Boy Promotions and the Barclays Center  at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York. Oscar De La Hoya announced at the conference that his Golden Boy Promotions will promote 12 boxing cards annually over the next three…

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Winners Never Quit

Jim Glancey, beloved Minnesota Boxing Mentor, Photographer, Coach dies at 83 On Thursday, August 19, I attended the funeral of Jim Glancey, a St. Paul boxing photographer and mentor to youth for over thirty years. Born James Ronald Glancey on February 26, 1927, he died on Saturday, August 7, 2010.…

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