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Sands Emerges from Reinvention Process

Champion Boxer Has New Team, New Approach

Things were going great for Al Sands.  “The Haitian Temptation” held the Minnesota and NABA U.S. Cruiserweight titles.  However, Sands felt something needed to change.”It was something I saw as a necessary step to progress through the boxing ranks,” he said.  “It’s been a sort of spirit quest to break down everything I was doing before that everybody has seen to essentially reinvent myself.”

Morris Set for Friday Fight

'Hooch' Looks to Improve Pro Record to 7-1

Duluth’s Hope of the Hillside, Markus ‘Hooch’ Morris is just a couple days away from his next fight.Morris will face Damien Hill Friday night at Grand Casino Hinckley.Last time Morris fought in Hinckley, he beat Nick Compton by unanimous decision to improve to 6–1 as a pro.A win Friday would put him in line for a shot at the Minnesota Welterweight title.But ‘Hooch’ says he can’t focus on the future if he wants to win Friday.”You look at the task that’s at hand, the task that’s right in front of you,” said Morris. “After that, whatever my coach and my team put in front of me, I’m accepting it.”