Fight Club MN – Abell vs. Ochieng – Saturday, February 25th

Press Release from Seconds Out Promotions | SO Fights:

Professional boxing has come to the North Metro area for the first time ever and we have the Minnesota Heavyweight clash that everyone has been waiting to see! Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (32-9, 30 KOs) from Coon Rapids, MN, versus Raymond Ochieng (26-20, 21 KOs) from Ham Lake, MN!

Abell looks to continue his KO streak after his astonishing 3rd Round TKO win over previously undefeated Wes Nofire on Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 on May, 17, 2016 at Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. “MN Ice” delivered one of the numerous upsets on that nationally televised showcase.

Ochieng is looking to rebound after defeats to undefeated WBO-NABO and WBA-NABA Champ Jarrell Miller, undefeated NABF Champ LaRob Mitchell, and veteran Alexander Petkovic.

The fireworks will be grand when these two big guys square off for 10 rounds.

In the Co-Feature, Ramon Nicolas (9-2, 6 KOs) of Miami, FL, originally of Cuba, is set to face rugged veteran Darnell Boone (23-23-4, 12 KOs) of Atlanta, GA.

Also in action:
Uriel Lara, Mengistu Zarzar, Livan Navarro, the return of “Wolfman” Marty Lindquist, and more.

Tickets are going fast! Tickets for Fight Club MN start at $35 and are available at

Show Venue:
The Blaine Sports Center
Sports Expo Building
1740 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN
* On Fight Night (Saturday, February 25th), Doors Open at 6:30 pm and the action starts at 7:30 pm

NOTE: Bouts subject to change and without notice.


About Seconds Out Promotions | SO Fights:

Was established in 2005 by Tony Grygelko and took the local boxing scene by storm. Seconds Out Promotions’ first contracted fighter was boxing super star and Minnesota’s favorite fighter “Golden” Caleb Truax. In 2006, their 2nd event featured Matt Vanda vs. Anthony Bosante. They broke state records with the highest grossing event in Minnesota history drawing over 11,000 in attendance.

That was in 2006. It’s 2017 and things haven’t slowed down a bit. Seconds Out Promotions continues to be one of the fastest-rising fight promotional companies in the professional boxing and MMA arenas, not just in Minnesota, but world-wide.

If you’re wondering, “How?” The answer is twofold. Through good, old-fashioned determination, integrity and hard work. But also by providing something most other boxing promoters can’t—an insider’s view from an ex-pro fighter’s perspective. Tony fought southpaw at the Super Welterweight class advantage and has never lost sight of the fighting industry from a boxer’s perspective. He strives to be the type of promoter that he would have wanted when he was a fighter.

Seconds Out Promotions recruits and develops the best and brightest fighters and helps them gain opportunity, marketability and exposure to further advance their careers. At the same time, fans receive the highest quality programming available. So far, it’s been a winning combination.

For more information on Seconds Out Promotions, visit their website at

Jay Kemp |
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