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Abell out for Revenge against Lyons !

Press Release: July 13, 2010  

Joey "Minnesota Ice" Abell was once a can't miss heavyweight prospect. The 6'4 240 lb power punching phenom viciously stopped eight of his first nine victims inside of two rounds, emphatically stamping his ticket as one of boxing's most exciting up and comers in the process. Abell, who literally knocked opponents out of the ring, was undoubtedly on the fast track to success; this was until he met Arron Lyons.

Lyons was expected to be another opponent the Coon Rapids native would walk right through, but Abell’s night it wasn’t. The New Mexico product scored a shocking first round stoppage, leaving the crowd at Philadelphia ’s Legendary Blue Horizon in disbelief. The defeat was also disheartening for Abell and an experience he still remembers to this day.

“The loss hit me pretty quickly and it was painful”, said Abell, who was stopped on his feet. “I felt like I disappointed a lot of people that night. It was a major let down to myself and my loyal fans.”

This Saturday night at the St. Paul Armory, Abell will have his crack at redemption when he meets Lyons , 11-8 (8 KO’s), over long awaited ten rounds. The rematch is four years in the making and finalizing the deal was not an easy task. Lyons was also overzealous after the victory and boasted to local media, so Abell knows he must capitalize on the opportunity.

“Of all the fighters to defeat me, I wanted a rematch with Lyons the most because he was a real piece of garbage” emphatically stated Abell, whose current record is 26-4 with 25 kayos. “He badmouthed me and was blatantly disrespectful, so I am to prove that the loss was a fluke and its time to shut him up”!

The highly anticipated Abell-Lyons rematch tops ‘The Ice Age”, a seven bout card promoted by Seconds Out Promotions.

Tickets to this exciting and emotion filled night of action reasonably priced at $25.00 (general admission), or $75.00 (VIP table seating). Tickets are available online at or by calling 612-807-5547.
When retired professional boxer Tony Grygelko found himself unable to stay out of the gym, he realized that his passion for boxing was undeniable. At age 29, Grygelko formed Seconds Out Promotions. By utilizing the vast boxing knowledge of world-class trainer Ron Lyke, Grygelko and Seconds Out quickly became a hit.

Through determination, integrity and hard work, Seconds Out strives to become a top promotional firm by giving young fighters the ability to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience, along with offering fans the highest quality of entertainment. Seconds Out is committed to recruitment and development of the best and brightest young fighters to help achieve our mission.

Seconds Out Promotions’ current stable of pugilists includes undefeated prospects “Golden” Caleb Truax, Marcus Oliveria, Michael Faulk, Ismail Muwendo, dynamite fisted Heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell, Willshaun Boxley, Charles Meier, Jon “The Ironman” Schmidt, and Mohammed Kayongo.

For more information, go to or text “fights” to 95495.

Contact: Matt Yanofsky (publicist) 551-206-0578