The May 17 event is headlined by a Cruiserweight world title eliminator between unbeaten knockout artist Murat “Iron” Gassiev and hard-hitting Jordan Shimmell.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a Heavyweight showdown between unbeaten Wes Nofire (and former title challenger and Minnesota-native Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell.
“I’m very thankful for this opportunity and I’m going to take advantage of it.
“I’ll see you tomorrow night for a great show.”
“I have a great strong fighter that I’m going up against tomorrow. He’s been in with some very good opposition so it will be definitely be a tough fight.
“I’m looking forward to showing off my talents in front of a friendly crowd. I’ve fought here a few times and I’m looking forward to getting my third victory here.
“Hopefully we can pull off this big win and move on to bigger things in the future.”
ABEL SANCHEZ, Gassiev’s Trainer
“This is a great opportunity for Gassiev to show his wares. Jordan is a very good fighter and we look forward to coming into his backyard and putting on a show.
“Hopefully the winner of this fight goes on to bigger and better things and becomes a champion. Both guys are in great shape so it’s going to be a great fight.”
DENNIS SHIMMELL, Shimmell’s Father & Trainer
“Jordan has fought in Minnesota a few times, so we look forward to tomorrow night and having him fight here again.
“He’s fought here in the World Golden Gloves in 2007 and as a professional, he fought at this casino twice back in 2012 and 2013. We’re looking forward to having a few fans and a home ring advantage tomorrow night.”
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