Minnesota Boxing News: Grand Casino Hinckley, MN Weights
Fighters weighed in on Thursday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. The biggest news of the evening was Minnesota State Super Lightweight champion Markus Morris missing the 140 pound mark. The title is now vacant but Tony Lee can still bring it home with a victory. Minnesota State Middleweight champion Caleb Truax was a few pounds over the contracted weight of 164 pounds but the main event bout is set. Truax and Leatherwood both said afterwards that they are ready to put on a show. Al Sands arrived late but was right on the button at 200 pounds while Mengistu Zarzar was ten pounds lighter. DeLorien Caraway and Gilbert Venegas had a glaring stare down while exchanging words. Tony Palmisano and Ivey Nixon where all business while VeShawn Owens, Brandon Philips Black, Adrian Taylor, and Tristan James all struggled to put on there mean faces!
Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman was present and will be at the fights tomorrow night. His son, Hasim Rahman Jr. was set to fight Danyelle Williams in a heavyweight bout. A family tragedy forced Williams off the card last week.
Full weights are below. The fights are taking place Friday night at the outdoor amphitheater across the Casino’s parking lot as opposed to the normal indoor event center.
Caleb Truax 167.2 vs. KeAndre Leatherwood 163
Markus Morris 141 vs. Tony Lee 139.2
Al Sands 200 vs. Mengistu Zarzar 189.8
Nate Rubin 129.4 vs. Ramiro Hernandez 129.9
VeShawn Owens 152.8 vs. Brandon Philips Black153.6
DeLorien Caraway 145.8 vs. Gilbert Venegas 147
Tony Palmisano 196.6 vs. Ivey Nixon 197.6
Adrian Taylor 179 vs. Tristan James 173
Promoter: Grand Casino, Hinckley
Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley Outdoor Amphitheater