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Tony ‘TNT’ Grano Scores Explosive Third Round Stoppage Over Minto–Fight Card Available on Demand on GFL

by on Feb.02, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Fields, Nunez, McKenzie, Peterkin, Evans and Clookey score wins at Turning Stone

NEW YORK, NY, January 30, 2012 — This Past Saturday night at The beautiful Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-1, 15 KO’s) threw his name in the Heavyweight title mix with a thrilling third round stoppage over Brian Minto (35-5) in an NABF Elimination bout.

The bout headlined a card that was seen all over the world LIVE on

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It was Minto who controlled the action over the first two rounds and he even landed a right over the top that sent Grano to the canvas but that punch was ruled a slip.

In rounds three, Grano landed a chopping right hand that sent Minto to the canvas.  When Minto got to his feet he was clearly shaken up but he was clearly on rubbery legs.  Minto showed tremendous heart as instead of holding he stood and fought Grano toe to toe.  That proved to be his undoing as Grano landed another hard right that deposited Minto on the floor and the fight was stopped immediately.

With the win, Grano puts himself in position to take on winner of the Jonathon Banks – Nikolai Firtha bout for the NABF title and a high ranking by the WBC.

In the co-feature, once beaten cruiserweight contender Eric Fields (20-1) put on an impressive boxing display with an eight round unanimous decision over Derrick Brown (13-7-3)

Fields worked behind a good jab and mixed in lead right hands to to keep Brown off balance and cruised to his ninth consecutive victory since his only professional defeat.

With one shocking right hand, Ela Nunez (11-11-1, 3 KO’s) scored a knockout victory over Jackie Trivilino (8-4-2)in round two of their scheduled six round Woman’s bout.

Ryan McKenzie (10-0, 9 KO’s) kept his perfect streak alive as he went to 9-0 with an impressive American debut and a second round stoppage over Richard Starnino  (9-7-2) in a Light Heavyweight bout.

Local favorites Brian Clookey (4-0-1) and Derrick Evans (3-0) remained undefeated with victories over Ariel Espina(8-20-3)l and Bakari (0-3) respectively.

In the Evans – Bakari bout, it was controversy from the beginning as the two fighters jawed, held and even got in some illegal punches before Bakari was disqualified in the third round.

Impressive prospect Travis Peterkin made it 4-0 with his first distance victory over the rough Steven Tyner (2-3-1) in a four round Light Heavyweight bout.

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