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Minto-Grano set for October 29th

Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Title Challenger Brian "The Beast" Minto (35-4) will face Tony Grano (18-2) in an NABF Heavyweight Title Eliminator on October 29th. Promoted by Hard Hittin' Promotions, the 12 rounder will take place at the Mardi Gras Entertainment Complex in Springfield, Massachusetts. Both coming off wins, Minto and Grano will battle for the right to eventually face WBC#5, NABF Champ Johnathon Banks (27-1).

A former WBO NABO Heavyweight Champion, Minto's most notable victories have come via stoppage against former IBF Title Challenger Axel Schulz (26-5) and former heavyweight contender Donnell Holmes (32-1), while his notable heavyweight defeats have come versus former WBC Title Challenger Chris Arreola (33-2) and former WBO Title Challenger Luan Krasniqi (30-4).
To his credit, Tony Grano scored an early KO victory over Travis Kauffman (22-1) but thereafter suffered a 2nd round TKO defeat to fringe contender Nicolai Firtha (20-9) for the NABA Heavyweight Title. Tickets are priced $100 (ringside), $50 (reserved) and $25 (general admission) and can be obtained by calling (860) 614-2281.

Article posted on 23.09.2011



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