By Jesse Kelley at ringside
Jason Litzau (29-3, 22 KO’s) destroyed Ira Terry (24-9, 14 KO’s) late Friday night in the main event at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Litzau scored two knockdowns on his way to stopping Terry at 2:43 of the opening round. Litzau looked like a man possessed as he glared at Terry before the bout. And it was obvious early on that Litzau’s goal was to make it an early night’s work. Litzau began the bout throwing hard combinations to the head but Terry stood his ground and fired back which resulted in good early action. Litzau was willing to take a few to get his punches in but quickly began to overwhelm Terry. Two hard rights to the head dropped Terry to the canvas midway through the round. Terry regrouped and went right back to trading with Litzau. Litzau continued to let his punches go while as he seemed to feed off the energy of the rowdy crowd. Near the end of the round, Litzau was landing at will before a final right to the head put Terry down where referee Mark Nelson waived the fight off. Litzau broke down in tears as he jumped on the ropes to salute his hometown crowd following the win.
In other action, heavy handed heavyweight Aaron “Gorilla” Green (6-0, 5KO’s) spent 6 rounds landing powerful to the head and body but was unable to get his tough as nails opponent TJ Gibson (1-3, 1 KO) out of there. Gibson forced Green to go the distance for the first time in his career but not before taking some huge shots in the process. Scores read 60-54, 60-53, 60-54 for Green.
Amateur standout Rob Brant won his professional debut by stopping Cheyenne Ziegler (3-8, 2 KO’s) at :53 of the second round.
Brad Patraw (8-4, 5KO’s) won by TKO over Tony Belvedere (0-1) – after Belvedere’s corner stopped the bout following the third round.
Kenneth Glenn (1-0, 1 KO) stopped Donny Tierney (4-5, 1 KO) at :36 of the third round.
Stephen Watt (1-0, 1 KO) dropped Silas Ortley (4-14, 3 KO’s) twice on his way to a knockout win at 2:30 of round one.
Mike Richman (2-0, 1 KO) won a four round unanimous decision over Jason Benson (0-1). Scores read 40-36, 40-36, 39-37 for Richman.