Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/6/11
Former WBO Title Challenger Brian "The Beast" Minto (35-4) will face Tony Grano (18-2-1) in an NABF Heavyweight Title Eliminator on Saturday January 28th at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. Both coming off wins, Minto and Grano will battle for the right to eventually face WBC#5, NABF Champ Johnathon Banks (27-1-1). 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 (33-1), while his notable heavyweight defeats have come versus former WBC Title Challenger Chris Arreola (34-2) 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. Grano is coming off a 6th round stoppage over Dominique Alexander (21-13-1) ...
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