Grant Brothers amateurs impress in Wednesday Night Boxing action
When they’re not working with MMA stars like Georges St-Pierre, Gray Maynard and Sean Pierson, the Grant Brothers are busy shaping the MMA and boxing stars of tomorrow. On Wednesday, members of the Grant Brothers boxing gym were in action at the Montecassino Hotel in Toronto and the results were very impressive.
Leading off the night was Joseph Malu, a.k.a. Shoulder. He dazzled with his punching power, scoring two first-round standing eight counts to clinch a T.K.O. victory. Shoulder improved to 3-1.
“Shoulder displayed the obvious talent that we see from him in the gym,” said coach Ryan “RG” Grant.
Andrew Miller, a.k.a. Keswick, had a big test in his middleweight debut and passed with flying colours. Miller pushed hard for the finish, landing some heavy straight rights and left hooks, but his opponent weathered the storm. Still, Miller’s dominant effort earned him a unanimous-decision victory from the judges.
“Keswick looked great,” Grant said. He did very well for his first fight and I am pleased with his performance.”
Though Grant Brothers boxing student Zachary Chatigny-Cushing wasn’t as fortunate on Wednesday night, he didn’t fail to impress. Coming off a big win in his previous bout, he scored well with the judges when he stayed busy and landed some crisp punches. But it wasn’t quite enough; he lost a split decision.
“Zach always comes to fight,” Grant said. “He looked good at times but just seemed to not have his timing. “
Overall, it was an inspired effort from all three Grant Brothers boxing students that left RG proud. Each fighter will continue training and improving for his next bout.
What’s next for the Grant Brothers team? The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team will compete at the UFC Fan Expo at the Direct Energy Center on Friday, April 29. The Judokas have a tournament two days later on Sunday, May 1. If they can follow the tone the boxers set this past Wednesday, it will be a successful weekend for Grant Brothers.
About Grant Brothers MMA & Boxing Gym: Based in Toronto, Grant Brothers MMA & Boxing Gym offers world-class Boxing, BJJ, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, Wrestling, MMA and UFC training at real-world prices. Classes are taught by certified boxing coaches with classes for men, women, children, adults, beginners and advanced. Private lessons and boxercise classes are also available. Areas serviced include North York, Etobicoke, Toronto, Scarborough, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton and Mississauga.