Tuesday, April 03, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS - Two bouts on the undercard of Friday night’s (April 6) “Heavyweight Invasion” card could be a preview of a Minnesota showdown revival in the not too distant future.
“Heavyweight Invasion” is co-promoted by Minnesota-based Tony Grygelko’s Seconds Out Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotions at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
“Heavyweight Invasion” is headlined by a 12-round championship match for the vacant IBA Americas heavweight championship between Travis “Freight Train” Walker (22-0-1, 17 KOs), 2003 National Golden Gloves champion, and George “El Torito” Garcia (13-0, 4 KOs). The eight-round co-feature pits Minnesota heavyweight Raphael Butler (25-3, 20 KOs), 2004 National Golden Gloves winner, versus 2000 Canadian Olympian Art “The Polish” Binkowski (14-1-2, 9 KOs), who played a part in the “Cinderella Man” movie.
Local fans, though, are dreaming about a potential “Twin River War” fight in the near future between two local fighters in separate six-round bouts, St. Paul featherweight Allen “The American Boy” Litzau (12-2, 6 KOs) and unbeaten featherweight knockout senasation Wilton “Pretty Warrior” Hilario (7-0, 7 KOs), of St. Louis Park.
Litzau takes on dangerous Robert “Don’t Lose” Deluz (9-5-2, 8 KOs), while Hilario faces two-time world title challenger Luis “El Monstruito” Bolano (41-7, 31 KOs), who made his pro debut in 1989 when Wilton was only six years old.
“My coaches deal with that,” Hilario spoke about stepping up in class to fight Bolano, who has 41 more fights on his resume than Wilton. “I just do what they tell me to do,. I believe in them.”