PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 2, 2010) – The rematch between heavyweights Tony “TNT” Grano and Mark “Oak Tree” Brown headlines the March 12 pro boxing card, “Brace For Impact,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Sports and Entertainment, Inc. (CES), in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
Brown (15-2, 7 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to stop Grano, fighting out of Hebron (CT), in the eighth round of their WBF All-Americas title bout Sept. 27, 2008.
Grano (16-1-1, 13 KOs), a 2005 U.S. National Championships winner and National Golden Gloves Tournament runner-up, has won two in a row since suffering his lone loss as a pro. The popular power-puncher is coming off of a sensational, nationally-televised knockout of previously-undefeated prospect Travis Kaufman (18-0) last September. Brown’s eight-fight win streak was snapped last June on a short-notice fight when he lost to world-title challenger Fred Oquendo.
“Grano-Brown was an exciting fight and we’re very happy to be promoting their rematch March 12,” CES president Jimmy Burchfield said. “Both of these heavyweights are capable of putting their opponent to sleep at any moment, so we’re advising fans not to leave their seats or look around the venue during the main event. We’re also putting together an explosive card to support this great heavyweight match. CES has been promoting shows at Foxwoods since it opened and we’re all excited to be there once again for ‘Brace For Impact.’ A lot is at stake for Grano-Brown with the winner positioning himself for a major fight.”
Tickets for “Brace For Impact,” priced at $40.00, $60.00 and $100.00, are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going online at www.cesboxing.com or www.foxwoods.com or by calling 800-200-2882 or in person at the Foxwood box-office.
For more information contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/www.cesboxing.com) or Foxwoods Resort Casino (www.foxwoods.com). Doors open at 6:00 PM/ET, first bout at 7:00 PM/ET.
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