Northfield boxer wins pro championship

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Northfield resident Vincente Alfaro won the Bantamweight Championship of Minnesota (complete with a championship belt) in Duluth Saturday. Alvaro is trained by Northfielder Gordon Marino.

"To the delight of a capacity crowd of about 1,200 for 'Clash at the Clyde,' the eight-round bantamweight bout went the distance, with Alfaro winning the slugfest with a majority decision, 78-74, 75-78, 78-74. 'We had seen (Eyer) fight before, so we knew it was going to be a battle,' said Alfaro, a former highly touted Mexican amateur who gave up his boxing dreams to pursue work in Minnesota nearly 10 years ago. 'But I could tell as the fight went on that he was getting tired, and as he got tired, I gained confidence.'" (In photo: Trainer Gordon Marino congratulates Vincente Alfaro after a 2010 match in St. Paul.)

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