By /Hastings Star Gazette  After about 150 amateur fights and 25 years of larry_laccprofessional fighting, Hastings boxer Larry “Lightning” LaCoursiere is going to be inducted into the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Mystic Lake Casino.

 “That’s pretty amazing to me for a scrawny kid from Hastings, Minnesota, getting into the Hall of Fame,” LaCoursiere said of the induction. “It’s just an honor, I mean it’s unbelievable to me.”

LaCoursiere was one of the top welterweights in Minnesota history. His record of 26-9-1 included fights against opponents such as Hector Camacho Jr., Julio Cesar Chavez, Winky Wright and Tony Lopez. He also beat another Minnesota Hall of Famer, Mike Evgen, for the state welterweight title. He was even in the match before the infamous 1997 fight between Holyfield and Mike Tyson…READ MORE