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Matias wins IBF jr. welterweight crown, James pleases Armory fans

by David Connor   Subriel Matias captured the vacant IBF junior welter weight championship when Jeremias Ponce’s corner recommended to referee Mark Nelson to stop the fight at the end of round five in front of over 4000 attendees at the Armory in Minneapolis.  The action packed main event was…

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Saint Paul Sports Hall of fame Induction is a Humbling Honor

Next Monday, May 9, I will be the 2022 Boxing inductee into the Saint Paul Sports Hall of Fame at Mancini’s Char House. It is a humbling honor to be included in the select group of St. Paul athletes recognized since the Hall of Fame’s establishment in 1985. I am…

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Tim Tszyu survives early knockdown, wins American debut

Super welterweight Tim Tszyu survived a knockdown in the opening round of his American debut against veteran Terrell Gausha, recomposing himself and taking control in a long, competitive battle, gaining momentum and enegry with each round on his way to victory. Tszyu, the son of  former super lightweight champion Kostya…

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Jesus Ramos deteats Brian Mendoza in Super welterweight fight at Armory

Sunday, September 5, 2021 Twin Cities fight fans were treated to a night of entertaining boxing headlined by Jesus Ramos against Brian Mendoza in a 10 round super welterweight matchup. Ramos, of Casa Grande, Arizona entered the fight with an undefeated record of 16-0, 14 KOs. Mendoza, of Albuquerque, New…

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Jamal James, David Morrell, Jr. talk boxing careers, August 7 card at Armory, Minneapolis

Thursday, July 8, 2021 There was a press conference today at the Armory in Minneapolis, featuring World Boxing Association title holders Jamal James and David Morrell, Jr., announcing the Armory’s next Prime Boxing Champions promotion on Saturday, August. 7. James, (27-1,12 KOs) is tentatively scheduled to defend his WBA welterweight…

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David Morrell, Jr. defends against Mario Cazares

Mixing it up in the first round in what appeared to be shaping up to a very competitive fight, suddenly David Morrell, Jr. landed a good left hand from his southpaw stance , buckling the knees of challenger Mario Cazares, who caught his balance with hands down to his sides.…

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Morrell-Cazares undercard

The undercard of the June 27, 2021 David Morrell, Jr. vs. Mario Casarez secondary WBA super middleweight title fight was a high quality presentation with lots of talent on display. Alantez Fox, Atlanta, GA, opened the night, improving his record to 27-2-1 (13 KOs) by making short work of Mannny…

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Morrell defends WBA 168 Lbs title as Boxing Returns to Minneapolis Armory

World class boxing returns to Minnesota on Sunday, June 27 as David Morrell, Jr., of Minneapolis, MN by way of Santa Clara, Cuba, defends his World Boxing Association super middleweight title against Mario Abel Cazares, 12-0-0, 5 KOs, of Sinaloa, MX, in a Premier Boxing Champions card at the Minneapolis…

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Mark Connor interviewed on Books and Brews podcast

I’m the July guest on “Books and Brews” Podcast with Laura Vosika and Michael Agnew. I shared three poems and discussed Boxing and Writing, Jazz, culture and faith. May you enjoy it and also find, somehow, encouragement in my words.

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Boxing loses Nelson Cuevas, Francisco Mendez to Virus

From the moment the U.S. shut down over the Covid-19 Virus, I’ve been waiting for it to reopen, like everyone else, I suppose, experiencing the novelty in my own way. I have been trying to adjust, trying to reorganize myself and be productive, tying to be in decent shape and…

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