Boxing Result

Grano Defeats Brown

Photo: Emily Harney

Ringside by Scott Ploof

Tony “TNT” Grano (17-1-1, 13 KOs) avenged the only blemish of his professional career, his knockout loss to Mark “Oak Tree” Brown (15-3, 7 KOs) back in September, 2008, on Friday night at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT by scoring a ten round unanimous decision over Brown. Scores of the bout were 97-92 twice and 98-91. Grano was on the offensive throughout a majority of the fight. Brown conserved his energy for the later rounds of the bout, which hurt him on the scorecards. He connected with a right hook in the final round of the bout that put Grano on the canvas. Grano showed his durability by being able to come off of the canvas to finish off the fight and take home the unanimous decision victory.
Mike “Machine Gun” Oliver (23-2, 8 KOs) landed a hard body shot that knocked out his opponent, former two-time world title holder Kermin Guardia (37-12, 21 KOs) in the corner at 2:19 of round three. Oliver who is not known for his punching power landed hooks at will on Guardia who finally succumbed to the punishment towards the end of round three.
David Bauza (4-0, 3 KOs) pounded out a four round majority decision over Atlanta’s Erix Quintros (2-4, 1 KO). Scores of the bout were 40-36 and 39-37 in favor of Bauza while the third had the fight 38-38 even.
U.S. Olympian and Brooklyn, NY native Sadam Ali (6-0, 3 KOs) kept his perfect record intact as he landed a flush left hook to the temple of his opponent Jose Duran (6-5-2, 3 KOs) and knocked him out at 1:32 of the first round.
Super middleweights Manuel Antonio Lopes (5-0-2, 1 KO) and Greg McCoy (0-1-1) battled to a four round majority draw that left the crowd wanting a fifth and maybe a sixth round between these two fighters. Two of the three judges scored the bout even at 38-38 while the third judge scored it 39-37 in favor of Lopes.
Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith (3-0, 3 KOs) knocked down his opponent Carlos Adams (2-8) twice in the opening round to score a first round TKO at :42 seconds of the opening round.
Edwin Soto (3-0, 2 KOs) battered journeyman Joey Ortega (3-17, 1 KO) in the opening bout of the evening with a barrage of punches, which caused the referee to stop the contest at 2:31 of the first round.

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