Truax-Williams ends in a draw; Abell demolishes Gutcher in St. Paul!

St. Paul, MN (April 25, 2010) - Minnesotans “Golden” Caleb Truax and Phil “The Drill” Williams battled to a spirited ten round draw in front of a standing room only crowd Friday night at the St. Paul Armory. The story line was one that those in attendance clearly bought into, as Truax looked to avenge an amateur loss to Williams, while the latter was gunning for a knockout over an unbeaten opponent. In one of the more heralded fights in Seconds Out Promotions’ history, Truax got off to a solid start by effectively outboxing the heavy handed Williams in the early rounds. Both fighters continued to pick their spots in the middle rounds, with Truax starting to press the action, while Williams began to work his jab. With a sudden sense of urgency, Williams rallied late and stunned Truax in the last round, leaving fight fans at the edge of their seat until the final bell..

Scores of 97-94 Truax and 96-94 Williams were met by a 95-95 tally, forcing the draw while leaving the Minnesota State Super Middleweight crown vacant. Truax remains unbeaten at 14-0-1 (9 KO’s). Williams’ professional ledger is now 11-3-1 (10 KO’s).

“I thought it was a close fight”, said Seconds Out’s President and CEO Tony Grygelko. “Caleb won the early rounds and Phil made it very close down the stretch, but I think Caleb proved his toughness by taking on such a dangerous opponent.”

In the co-feature, fan favorite Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell of Coon Rapids demolished Josh Gutcher of Albia, IA inside of two rounds. The cement fisted heavyweight violently dropped Gutcher with a monster right hook, prompting referee Mark Nelson to stop the contest without a count.

Abell improves to 26-4 (25 KO’s) while Gutcher falls to 18-12 (13 KO’s).

Local prospects Ismail Muwendo and Charles Meier also scored thrilling victories, while James Owen upset crowd favorite Antwan Robertson.

The undercard also featured two action packed MMA bouts.
When retired professional boxer Tony Grygelko found himself unable to stay out of the gym, he realized that his passion for boxing was undeniable. At age 29, Grygelko formed Seconds Out Promotions. By utilizing the vast boxing knowledge of world-class trainer Ron Lyke, Grygelko and Seconds Out quickly became a hit.

Through determination, integrity and hard work, Seconds Out strives to become a top promotional firm by giving young fighters the ability to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience, along with offering fans the highest quality of entertainment. Seconds Out is committed to recruitment and development of the best and brightest young fighters to help achieve our mission.

Seconds Out Promotions’ current stable of pugilists includes undefeated prospects “Golden” Caleb Truax, Marcus Oliveria, Michael Faulk, Ismail Muwendo, dynamite fisted Heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell, Willshaun Boxley, Charles Meier, Jon “The Ironman” Schmidt, and Mohammed Kayongo.

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Article posted on 25.04.2010

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