Starting 2017 with a BANG! Phil “The Drill” Williams (15-9-2, 14 KOs) will face Mengistu “The Dynamic Warrior” Zarzar (6-0, 5 KOs) for the MN State Cruiserweight Championship in the Feature Bout of “WAR” on Saturday, January 7 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.
This matchup is expected to bring 8 rounds of hard-hitting action and excitement.
“I have seen what Phil Williams has accomplished in his career but it’s my turn now!” proclaims Zarzar, who is looking to prove that he is one of the best cruiserweights in the country.
Williams took possession of the MN State Title with a 1st Round TKO victory over Al Sands in August of 2015.
This show will also feature the Minnesota return of “Golden” Caleb Truax (27-3-2, 17 KOs) as the Co-Feature, squaring off against Maryland’s Joshua Okine (29-7-1, 17 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout.
Truax is making his return to his homeland where he has only fought once in the last three years, a 4th Round stoppage of veteran Melvin Betancourt in February of 2016 in Carlton, MN. Truax was last in action in August, in neighboring Wisconsin, disposing of Zach Kelley with an emphatic 2nd Round KO. He will be looking to carry the momentum towards another world title shot in the very near future.
Okine is coming west, after returning from his birthland of Ghana with a rebound Unanimous Decision win over his countryman George Amuzu in October, following a string of losses in 2015 and 2016.
SO Fights is excited about the pro debut of Urial Lara on January 7th!! He will be the next Mexican American superstar in boxing!
Lara, now of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, will step inside the ropes opposite 16 fight veteran, Fred Thomas, of Davenport, Iowa in a scheduled 4-Round Bout.
Additional bouts include:
Super Lightweight – Stan Martyniouk battling Justin Savi for a scheduled 8 Rounds
Super Lightweight – Livan Navarro fighting in his first career 8-Round bout versus Gilbert Venegas
Tickets are going fast! Tickets for “WAR” Phil Williams Vs Mengistu Zarzar at the Hyatt Regency start at $35 and are available at www.sofights.com.