By Jesse Kelley at ringside
Heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (25-4, 24 KO’s) stopped Larry “Super King” White (3-7, 3 KO’s) in round two earlier tonight in Mounds View, MN. Abell cleverly landed big left hands to the head in round one while bobbing and weaving away from White’s counter punching attempts. White did a lot of talking and mocking of Abell in round one, inviting the big southpaw to engage him. Abell smiled as he rocked White on several occasions. A big right uppercut from Abell rocked White agsin early in round two. White switched his passive strategy after taking the shot and came forward with heavy punches. A slugfest momentarily broke out as both men looked to land a knockout punch. Abell put an end to White’s KO hopes with a crushing right hand to the head that sent him slumping to the canvas where referee Mark Nelson waived the fight off midway through the round.
In other action, Jon “Iron Man” Schmidt (9-1, 7 KO’s) stopped Dan Copp (0-1) in round three. Schmidt spent most of the fight stalking Copp with a hard jab and body punches. Copp, an MMA fighter, constantly circled and moved while throwing countering punches. After two slower rounds, Schmidt turned up the pressure in round three. A right hand to the head staggered Copp and sent him stumbling to the ropes. Schmidt followed up with another right to the head that sent Copps mouth piece flying and Mark Nelson stopped the fight at 1:49 of the third round.
Jeremy McLaurin (4-0, 4 KO’s) was too much for southpaw Harold McLeod (0-2). McLaurin peppered McLeod with his jab early. A hard right hand to the head dropped Mcleod along the ropes near the end of the opening round. McLoud beat the count and made the bell but his corner stopped the fight between rounds.
Charles Meier (2-1, 1 KO) stopped Ryan Stock (0-1) at 1:21 of the third round in the nights opening bout. Both men had their moments in the bout but Meirer’s more technical style began to wear on Stock as the fight went on. A barrage of hard head punches had Stock covering up hurt in round three. Two left hooks and a right to the body sent Stock to the canvas at 1:21 of the third round where Nelson waived the fight off.