My son has a real job, but in his spare time he manages a professional boxer and promotes fight cards in the Twin Cities. His boxer/best friend, Corey Rodriguez, will fight for the Minnesota Junior Middleweight championship tomorrow night in downtown Minneapolis. Corey has a real job, too; he is a product safety engineer by day. But he is also a legitimate pro boxer, ranked in the top 50 in the United States as a junior middleweight. He comes from a boxing family: his father is a professional trainer, and his uncle once went the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard.
There will be some other excellent local fighters on the card too, including Rob Brant. The event will be at the Muse event center at 107 3rd Ave N. in downtown Minneapolis. It has a Facebook page. If you are interested, you can buy tickets at CageTix, or at the door if they are not sold out by then. The event starts with a couple of kickboxing bouts at 6:00 p.m., and the *real* boxing begins at 8. We will have a table close to ringside, so if you decide to attend, please do stop by and say hello.
This is the poster for the event: