Jamal ‘Shango’ James To Face Former World Champion Antonio DeMarco at the Armory

World-ranked Minneapolis boxer Jamal “Shango” James is set to take on former world lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco as he returns to action July 13 at the historic Minneapolis Armory. The just-announced welterweight matchup, arguably the toughest professional test yet for James, pits the local fan favorite against a rugged, battle-tested veteran who won the World Boxing Council lightweight title in 2011. A former super lightweight world title challenger, DeMarco has fought a host of world champions and title challengers, including Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas, Jorge Linares and Rances Barthelemy. DeMarco, (33-7-1), a native of Mexico, is coming off a decision … Continue reading Jamal ‘Shango’ James To Face Former World Champion Antonio DeMarco at the Armory

Photo Gallery: Jamal James scores TKO at the Armory

With a raucous crowd of 3,713 fans cheering him on, hometown favorite Jamal James (ranked #3 in the world in the welterweight division by the WBA) scored a technical knock out Saturday night over challenger Janer Gonzalez of Columbia. James, fighting at the Armory in Minneapolis for the third time in the last 10 months, won the fight when Gonzalez failed to answer the bell for the 7th round. The win propelled James career record to 25-1-1.  Photos by Marilyn Indahl Click here for photo gallery   Continue reading Photo Gallery: Jamal James scores TKO at the Armory

Jamal James wins by TKO after 6th round

Minneapolis, MN  Ahead on the cards heading into the 7th round in his welterweight fight with Janer Gonzalez Saturday night at the Armory in Minneapolis, Jamal James didn’t need to fight any further as Gonzalez did not answer the bell for the 7th round. James ended round six with a flurry of punches that sent Gonzalez to the canvas for the first time. Gonzalez had won only won of the first six rounds and was a clear 10-8 loser in the 6th. He was clearly dazed and saved by the bell in the 6th when his corner threw in the … Continue reading Jamal James wins by TKO after 6th round

Fight night at the Armory in Minneapolis

In its third venture into the world of hosting professional boxing since the 1960’s, an announced crowd of 3.713 fans packed the Armory in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night. Eleven bouts are on tonight’s card including a World Title fight for the vacated WBC Super Middleweight belt between Anthony Dirrell and Avni Yildirim. The co-main event features Minneapolis native Jamal “Shango” James taking on once beaten Janer Gonzalez. The bouts are being televised live on Fox Sports One. Continue reading Fight night at the Armory in Minneapolis

Jamal James to face once-beaten Gonzalez on Feb 23 card at Mpls Armory

Minneapolis, Minnesota (January 17, 2019) — Welterweight contender Jamal “Shango” James of Minneapolis is geared up for another tough opponent at The Armory in Minneapolis on Saturday, Feb. 23, as he continues his quest to bring a world boxing championship home to Minnesota. James, ranked No. 3 in the world by the World Boxing Association, will square off against upset-minded Janer Gonzalez of Columbia, winner of 19 professional bouts with only one loss and one draw. Gonzalez has never been knocked out and 15 of his wins have come by way of stoppage. A victory over the tough Columbia fighter would … Continue reading Jamal James to face once-beaten Gonzalez on Feb 23 card at Mpls Armory

James, Truax ready to “rumble” tonight at the Armory

MINNEAPOLIS,MN  (August 21, 2018) – Local world-ranked boxers Jamal “Shango” James and “Golden” Caleb Truax step into the ring tonight at the Minneapolis Armory  for a nationally televised night of boxing at the historic venue.   James, of Minneapolis, boasts a 23-1 professional record and is ranked No. 3 in the world at welterweight by the World Boxing Association. He hopes to continue his ascent in the division with a win over Mahonry Montes (35-7-1) of Mexico. Former IBF Super Middleweight champion Truax, of Osseo, will make his Armory debut in a showdown against upset-minded Fabiano Pena (15-10-1). Both fighters said … Continue reading James, Truax ready to “rumble” tonight at the Armory