New Opponent for Sands, New Fight for Eyer

Posted at: 01/11/2013 8:24 PM
Updated at: 01/12/2013 12:07 AM

Duluth, Minn. - No rematch....no title....no problem. Al Sands (6-1) plans to turn a negative into a positive for his fight on February 9th at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom in St. Paul.

Sands was supposed to get his rematch with T.J. Gibson (1-4) and fight for the vacant Minnesota Cruiserweight Title, but that changed after Gibson's recent loss in New York. Now, "the Haitian Temptation" fights "the Native Sensation" J.J. Corn (47-25-3), who is a veteran of over 70 fights.

"It is great to get a knockout, but it is always best to stay patient and when the opportunity presents itself, to jump on it. I am hoping to get into the later rounds for the first time in a while and with his (Corn's) experience, he'll know what he's doing and it will be a great opportunity for me to do that," says Sands.

Gary "Stone Cold" Eyer (9-2-1) is set for another showdown. He'll fight on February 1st at Grandma's Sports Garden in Duluth against David Laque (2-11-1) of Bloomington, Minnesota. Eyer recently returned to the ring after a year away and knocked out Ronnie Peterson (3-5) back in October. 

"I'm not as sharp as I want to be yet and I am still getting back into it, but when I get a chance, I will slug and brawl," says Eyer.