“Evolution” March 29, 2008
Live Professional Boxing/ MMA at “Myth” in Maplewood, MN
Let the “Evolution” begin
Minneapolis (March 9th, 2008) – The Seconds Out promotions organization is bringing the first ever MMA/ Boxing event in Minnesota history to “Myth” in Maplewood March 29, 2008.
“Evolution”, is headlined by a 3-round MMA Minnesota Middleweight title elimination bout between Joey "The Sandman" Clark and BJ “Lights Out” Lacy, also featuring White Bear, MN native Kenny “KO” Kost in an eight-round middleweight battle against Iowa’s power-puncher Jeffery Osborn Jr.
“Our March 29th event not only brings something unqiue to Minnesota, but brings something special to all fight fans across the board.” -said Tony Grygelko. “This event continues our commitment to bring big-time MMA/boxing back to Minnesota. Working with Minnesota boxing commissioner Scott LeDoux and the Minnesota MMA/boxing commission, Seconds Out Promotions is presenting its first event of 2008, which is giving local fighters the opportunity to compete in front of their family and friends. We want Minnesota to be the mecca of MMA/boxing in the Midwest.” –said Jim Maurine.
Minnesota fighters scheduled to appear on “Evolution” include fighters from both MMA and boxing, such as MMA fighter Marcus LeVesseur and boxers “Golden” Caleb Truax (4-0), Jon “The Ironman” Schmidt (4-1), and Corey Rodriguez (2-0).
Lacy (11-7) is coming off a huge win over Lucas St. Clair, will be taking on Minnesota’s top middleweight MMA prospect, Clark (20-4-2) of South St. Paul.
Kost (13-3, 6 KOs), fighting out of White Bear, MN, has become Minnesota’s top middlewieght over the last two years, both due to the inactivity of the former Minnesota middleweight champion Anthony “The Bullet” Bonsante and his impressive victories against tough veterans Mike Word, Matt Vanda, James Crayton. The 29 year old Kost, will be challenged by another rugged veteran fighter Jeffery Osborn Jr.
Schmidt (4-1, 3 KOs), will be fighting Silas Ortley (3-3). Rodriguez (2-0), faces toughest opponent of his young pro career in Cheyenne Zigler (2-1). Truax (4-0, 3 KOs) attempts to extend his perfect winning streak against the upset-minded Jason Medina (3-9) in a six-rounder.
MMA bout featuring Marcus LeVesseur, 4-time NCAA National Champion wrestler from Augsburg College, will be replacing the female MMA bout, which had to be postponed due to an injury to Bridget Ten Bears.
Due to the increased popularity for this event doors will open earlier at 5:00pm and the first bout will now begin at 6:00pm. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets for “Evolution” are priced at $45 Ringside, $35 Reserved Seating, $25 General Admission (plus any additional box office or service fees). Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 651.989.5151.
For more information, go to www.soboxing.com.
Tony Grygelko, Seconds Out Promotions firstname.lastname@example.org