Skip to main content

Minnesota's nationally known boxers will fight in marquee event in Minneapolis Friday night

And it features two Minnesota natives who are internationally known.

The downtown Minneapolis Armory will be the site of some of the biggest boxing Minnesota has had in decades as both Jamal "Shango" James and "Golden" Caleb Truax are on the card of the nationally televised event. 

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the fights go live on FS1 at 7 p.m., with Shango and Truax headlining the event. FS1 has been promoting the event with Shango as the main attraction. 

Shango, a Minneapolis native, is third in the World Boxing Association Welterweight rankings, with a career record of 23-1. He'll fight Mexico's Mahonry Montes (35-7-1). Truax (29-4-2), of Osseo, will step in the ring for the first time since losing the International Boxing Federation Super Middleweight title in April. 

Truax will fight Brazil's Fabiano Pena (15-10-1). 

The Armory was built in 1935 and was home to military training, the Minneapolis Lakers, National Golden Glove (boxing) tournaments, and big time concerts. 

Prince filmed the music video for "1999" at the Armory in 1982, and Aerosmith recorded its music video for "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" there in 1998. 

Get the latest Minnesota sports by following Bring Me The Sports on Facebook.

The Armory was fully renovated in the last couple of years and has redeveloped as a marquee concert venue, having served as the main site for concerts leading up to the Super Bowl earlier this year. 

Get your tickets to Friday night's fights right here.

Here's the full card:

Super Middleweights - 10 Rounds: Caleb Truax vs Fabiano Pena

Welterweights - 10 Rounds: Jamal James vs Mahonry Montes

Middleweights - 10 Rounds: Willie Monroe Jr vs Immanuwel Aleem

Super Welterweights - 10 Rounds: Jamontay Clark vs Jeison Rosario

Welterweights - 8 Rounds: Eimantas Stanionis vs Levan Ghvamichava

Heavyweights - 6 Rounds: Efe Ajaba vs Curtis Harper

Bantamwights - 8 Rounds: G Antonio Russell vs Nick Otieno

Super Welterweights - 10 Rounds: Sebastian Fundroa vs Antonio Urista

Lightweight - 4 Rounds: Omar Juarez vs Devon Hostler

Super Welterweight - 6 Rounds: Leon Lawson vs Brandon Adams

Cruiserweight - 4 Rounds: Efetobor Apochi vs Aaron Chavers

Welterweight - 6 Rounds: Willie Jones vs Celso Ramirez

Middleweight - 6 Rounds: Money Powell vs Calvin Metcalf

Next Up

Stillwater Prison

Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison

Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.

2 (3)

Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon

Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family

Screen Shot 2022-08-18 at 2.29.47 PM

Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide

The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.

FatalEaganCrashSceneAug18

Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal

The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.

Melvin Carter

What's in Mayor Melvin Carter's budget proposal?

Here's what the St. Paul mayor is putting his focus on for the upcoming year.

WCCO building

Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize

The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.

unnamed-3

Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan

The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16

The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.

USATSI_12923669

Jason and Carly Zucker sell Edina home for $4.18M

The property was bought in 2020, months after Jason Zucker was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Related

Caleb Truax

Minneapolis main event stopped after head butt splits Truax open

Doctors ruled the cut too severe to keep the bout going.

Watch: Boxer leaves ring 1 second into Minneapolis fight

Curtis Harper was apparently protesting his purse.

Minnesotan Caleb Truax's world boxing reign is over

The Osseo native lost his rematch with James DeGale on points.

Caleb Truax thought he was going to be 'robbed' by judges in world title fight

He spoke to GoMN before flying back to his home state of Minnesota.

Who is Caleb Truax? A Minnesotan who just became a world boxing champion

He shocked the world with an upset win over James DeGale in London.