Fall Brawl boxing card at Black Bear announceduluth boxer Al “Haitian Temptation” Sands and St. Paul’s Matt “The Predator” Vanda headline the Fall Brawl professional boxing card on Oct. 19 at Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton.
Duluth boxer Al “Haitian Temptation” Sands and St. Paul’s Matt “The Predator” Vanda headline the Fall Brawl professional boxing card on Oct. 19 at Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton.
The card, announced Thursday, pits Vanda (44-15, 24 KOs), boxrec.com’s 14th-ranked U.S. super middleweight, against Canadian super middleweight Brooke Welby (35-19, 11 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout. Vanda, who has fought the likes of Marco Antonio Rubio and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., lost a tough 10-round decision to Caleb Truax in his last bout.
Sands (10-1, 10 KOs), Minnesota’s state cruiserweight champion, has moved up to No. 21 in the U.S. He will face No. 18 Bobby Thomas Jr (12-1-1, 9 KOs), of Oak Hill, W.Va., in a scheduled eight-round bout. Sands has won eight straight bouts, all by knockout.
Markus “Hooch” Morris is among the other boxers expected to compete on the card after compiling a 17-3 record on the local Golden Gloves scene.
The Fall Brawl will included a $2,000 bonus for best fight of the night, split between the contestants, and a $1,000 bonus to the fighter who puts on the best show. The total purse for the event is expected to top $53,000.