Competitive boxing and wrestling has been a part of lifetime MN resident, Tony Grygelko, his entire life. His professional boxing career was cut short at age 27 after suffering a major fracture in his arm above his elbow. Even 15 screws, 2 bolts, and a wire couldn’t keep him away from the gym. It was a passion he couldn’t deny.
Fortunately, he didn’t need to. Grygelko was approached by former world heavyweight contender, Scott DeLoux, who, at the time, was the MN Boxing Commissioner. He thought Grygelko had all the right ingredients to be a very successful professional boxing promoter. And he was correct!
At age 29, Grygelko formed Seconds Out Promotions. Utilizing the vast boxing knowledge of one of Minnesota’s best boxing trainers, Ron Lyke, the company achieved instant success. The passion didn’t end there. Tony married Katie (one of Ron Lyke’s daughters) and they have two amazing children: Jack (4 years old) and Ava (7 months old).
Tony is promoter extraordinaire, whose clients include: Matt Vanda, Carson Jones, Marcus Oliveira, Joey Abell, Fredrick Lawson, and Caleb Truax. He has achieved great respect and influence within the industry. He’s hardworking, honest and doggedly determined to give young fighters the ability to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience while offering fans the highest quality programming available.
Seconds Out Promotions believes in giving back to the community. They run the non-profit boxing gym, Lyke’s. Lyke’s coaches, trainers and staff have over 100 years combined experience on both sides of the gloves. All coaches and staff are volunteers and not compensated monetarily in any way.