Posted by Press Releases on Jan 26, 2012
Grano vs Minto Heavyweight Throw Down on GFL TV this Saturday

Grano vs Minto Heavyweight Throw Down on GFL TV this Saturday

NEW YORK (January 25, 2012)—This Saturday night, two of the most exciting Heavyweights in the east will take part in a twelve round war when Tony Grano takes on former world title challenger Brian Minto.

The fight can, which will originate from the Beautiful Turning Stone Resort and Casino and will be streamed LIVE all over the world on GFL.TV for a price of just $9.99 and can be ordered by clicking:

http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Pro_Boxing_Fight_Night__Grano_vs_Minto/1313

Minto of Butler, PA has a record of 35-4 with twenty-two knockouts and challenged some of the best Heavyweights in the world.

He won his first eighteen fights which included a memorable tenth round stoppage over Vinny Maddalone on an ESPN 2 main event.  After losing to former Heavyweight champion Tony Tubbs, Minto then went on to win nine in a row which included the rematch with Maddalone on the Antonio Tarver – Roy Jones 3 HBO PPV and with former world title challenger Axel Schulz.  Minto went on to win seven more which was highlighted by a win over then undefeated Donnell Holmes (31-0-2)

Minto put up a great effort before being stopped by former world title challenger Chris Arreola in an HBO televised bout.  Minto moved down to cruiserweight and challenged for the WBO World championship but was stopped by champion Marco Huck in Germany.  Minto will be coming off a fourteen month layoff since his bout which was a second round stoppage over Pierre Karam on October 29, 2010.

Grano of Hartford, Connecticut has a record of 18-2-1 with fourteen knockouts.

He went 14-0-1 with twelve knockouts to begin his career which was highlighted by a first round stoppage over Lenroy Childs (13-1)

After suffering his first pro loss, which was a come from behind stoppage by Mark Brown, Grano came back two fights later with a stunning fourth round stoppage over previously undefeated and highly regarded Travis Kauffman 918-0) that was nationally televised on SHO BOX.

Grano avenged his only pro defeat to Brown before being stopped in two to Nicolai Firtha.  In his last bout, Grano stopped Dominique Alexander in six rounds on April 9th

In the eight round co-feature, Eric Fields will battle Derrick Brown in an eight round Heavyweight attraction.

Fields of Ardmore, Oklahoma has a record of 19-1 with fifteen knockouts and won his first eleven bout which included an explosive first round destruction of former IBF Cruiserweight champion Kelvin  Davis.

Fields lost his only fight to former WBO champ Ola Afolabi and is now on a eight fight winning streak which includes his last fight when he stopped former world title challenger Rubin Williams in the second round of their September 2nd fight.

Brown of New York is a knockout artist as eleven of his thirteen wins have come early.

Brown has been in with the likes with then-undefeated Jean Francois-Bergeron (14-0); Former world title challenger Matt Godfrey (15-0); Former world title challenger Jonathon Banks (17-0); Undefeated knockout artist Jeremiah Graziano (9-0) and in his last bout undefeated Heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell (18-0-1).

Brown is capable as he has a win over Frank Wood (26-3) and a draw with Alfredo Escalera Jr. (14-0).

A terrific undercard has been assembled as local favorite and multi-time Turning Stone Fighter of The Night Jackie Trivilino (8-3-2, 1 KO) will battle the durable Ela Nunez (10-11-2, 2 KO’s) in a female six round Super Featherweight bout.

Undefeated knockout sensation Ryan McKenzie (8-0, 8 KO’s) of the Bahamas looks to stay perfect when he takes on Richard Starnino (9-6-2, 3 KO’s) in a six round Light heavyweight bout.

In a four round Cruiserweight bout, undefeated Brian Clookey (3-0-1, 2 KO’s) battles Ariel Espinal (8-19-3, 4 KO’s).

In a four round Super Middleweight bout, Travis Peterkin (3-0, 3 KO’s) takes on Steven Tyner (2-2-1, 2 KO’s)

In a four round Super Middlweweight bout, Schiller Hyppolite (2-0, 1 KO) battles James Denson (4-7, 2 KO’s)

Rounding out the card will be undefeated Derrick Evans (2-0, 2 KO’s) and Bakari (0-2) in a four round Light Heavyweight bout.

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