Minnesota featherweight prospect Jason “The American Boy” Litzau will be the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights tonight and looks to stay perfect as he takes on the always game, John Nolasco. In his last fight, Litzau dismantled Idelfonso Martinez in a FNF co-feature from Caesar’s Palace. After an impressive amateur career, Litzau turned pro in 2002. Since then, he has amassed 14 straight wins, all by way of knockout. A knockout tonight may be easier said than done, as Nolasco has never be stopped or even down in his career.
One thing that makes Jason Litzau so much fun to watch is that with his speed and boxing skills, you don’t know if he will ever lose. He’s the entire package, skill, determination, heart and the ability to grind you down with both hands. This is definitely the biggest step of Litzau’s short career not only skill wise but in size as well, since most of his opponents had moved up in weight to fight him. The lanky Litzau is a boxer/puncher who likes to bang. What many people overlook is that he is an excellent boxer with fluid moves, nice balance and athleticism. Litzau throws wicked left hooks to the body and when he's in rhythm he will double up with his best shot. He has an underrated right cross and on occasion he will catch opponents flat-footed when he fires whistling lead right hands. On the inside, Litzau knows how to move, block and counter. In close quarters he's very dangerous with his strong work to the body. When Jason Litzau fights, color commentators can take the night off -- the action speaks for itself. Tonight the 21 yr old kid from East St. Paul looks to impress a nation wide audience and hopes to position himself along the likes of fellow prospects Robert Guerrero and Rocky Juarez towards the top of the featherweight division.