Posted at: 04/30/2013 12:12 AM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 12:30 AM
By: Dan Williamson
Duluth, Minn. - Both Al Sands and Gary Eyer have added accessories to their wardrobes...bright shiny championship belts.
Sands points out that he is "Haitian-born and 2-1-8 built" and at Black Bear Casino, "The Haitian Temptation" fought great in the 2-1-8, knocking out Lucas St. Clair (2-2) in the first round to claim the vacant Minnesota Cruiserweight Title. Sands is now 9-1 and has won seven straight fights.
In the other headliner, Eyer went wire-to-wire with Blake Franklin (10-6-2) for the vacant NABU Lightweight Title. "Stone Cold" was crowned the champion after by split decision. He is now 11-2-1.
"Now, it (championship) is mine and I am not letting it go and it is a great feeling to have something to show everybody and something that recognizes myself as the State Champion, it is a great feeling," says Sands.
"It is awesome, it (belt) is heavy and really pretty and it is my favorite color (green) and everything," says Eyer.