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Old Fashion Duluth Beat Down at the Bear

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Well tonight’s fight card on June 11th, 2016, Battle at the Bear will feature some great talent and among them will be four of Duluth, Minnesota’s skilled boxers. Headlining the show, after almost a two year layoff will be super lightweight R.J. “T-Rex” Laase 12-2 who was suppose to fight a few months back for his return to the ring but his opponent couldn’t make the weight, so Laase continued to train and wait for his next opportunity. Now his first fight back since his loss to Rondale Hubbert almost two years ago for the Minnesota State Super Lightweight Title will be in the Main Event against a very tough opponent the Wisconsin Super Welterweight champion Benito Tovar 7-2-4. The reason for his long absence from the ring was because he chose to go back to college and finish his earning his degree. The Co-Main Event will feature Cruiserweight Al “The Haitian Temptation” Sands 16-2, who has had a great training camp with some new teammates and is excited to be stepping up against the crafty veteran “Dangerous” Damon Reed 48-18 who has been in the ring with some of the best, James Toney, Hasim Rahman, and the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Deontay Wilder. Al Sands knows to step up to the next level, he must beat Reed who is coming off of a win over undefeated Aaron Green. To get the action started for the Duluth fighters you will also see in the ring welterweight Markus “The Hope of the Hillside” Morris 8-2 taking on a crafty veteran as well. He will test his boxing skills against a guy who has seen it all, Wayne Martell 25-5-1. The newest professional boxer to come out of Duluth Cruiserweight  Ryan Watson 2-0 , will also be showcasing his talent. He was a very outstanding amateur boxer and he will be going head to head with Tommy Ray 3-1 .The rumor is that Ray called him out for this fight and this won’t be the first time they have met in the ring, their last meeting was in the amateurs, the question is what will happen when they meet as professionals for the first time.  Also some time during the night it will get Nasty. You will see Cloquet’s Lightweight Winston “Nasty Time” Anderson 4-2 returning to the ring after suffering two back to back knock outs, he is excited to show his fans what he has been working on. He has recently changed gyms and trainers and has said he feels a lot better about what has been going on with his training leading up to this fight. So make sure you don’t miss him show off his boxing skills against Aaron Ely 1-1 who is known  as an MMA/Boxer. This card features a lot more action packed boxers from other areas as well.   It is an eight bout fight card. Doors open at 6pm and fights start at 7pm. This is Jim Loons’ first show at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, MN. and hopefully the first of many. So come out and support the local talent and enjoy some great fights. You can also enjoy an interview that I recently did with Winston “Nasty Time” Anderson leading up to this fight by clicking on the link below.  #TheTruthHasSpoken

Winston Anderson “It’s Nasty Time” BWTT

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Boxers Fighting to get Noticed

Well this week has a lot of boxing going on, but for the State of Minnesota it is being represented by some of its prospects and its other talented boxers.

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January 19th welterweight prospect Jamal “Shango” James 19(9)-0 faced his toughest opponent yet on Premiere Boxing Champions Tuesday Night Fights on FoxSports1. Javier Molina who is a former Olympian, came to beat James, but just couldn’t figure him out, and looked frustrated for 10 rounds. Jamal James won a Unanimous Decision.

January 22, 2016 Middleweight prospect Robert “Bravo” Brant 18(11)-0 will be stepping up his competition and taking on Decarlo Perez 15-3-1 for the vacant WBA-NABA Middleweight title on ShoBox on Showtime . He is coming off of a victory over Louis Rose 13-3-1, where he won the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.

Also on January 22, there is a boxing card stacked with Minnesota talent at the Grand Casino, Hinkley, MN. The Main Event will feature Antonio Johnson 11(6)1-1 vs Mohammed Kayongo 18(13)4-1 for the USA Minnesota State Super Welterweight Title, and other talent on the card will be Heavyweight Aaron Green 16-0, Cruiserweight Al Sands 15-2, Middleweight Andy Kolle 26-4, Super Lightweight Winston Anderson 4-1, Super Lightweight Nate Rubin 2-0-1, Heavyweight Van Goodman 4-5-2 and outstanding amateur boxer Ryan Watson will be making his professional debut.

January 23, 2016 will wrap up the week of great talent from Minnesota boxers when two boxers will enter the ring for the last time. This will be a retirement fight for both great warriors.  Minnesota’s own veteran boxer Super middleweight Anthony “The Bullet” Bosante 34-12-3 will face off against the boxing legend Ramon Luis “Yori Boy” Campas, 105-17-3 this Main event fight will be a 10 round slug-fest, these two boxers have fought to many warriors in their careers to not know all the tricks, it will be heart, sweat and mental toughness that wins this fight, it will take place at the Civic Center in Butte, Montana, Yori Boy’s home state. You can watch this fight and the rest of the card Battle of the Ages,  live on the internet at the following link below for $14.99 Battle of the Ages.

Keep your eyes open, for some of these names  because Minnesota boxers are making people stand up and take notice. #TheTruthHasSpoken