Robert Brant

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Robert Brant
Statistics
Nickname(s)Bravo
Weight(s)Middleweight
Super Middleweight
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Reach70 in (179 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1990-10-02) 2 October 1990 (age 28)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights25
Wins24
Wins by KO16
Losses1

Robert "Bravo" Brant is a middleweight professional boxer from Oakdale, Minnesota. He is the current WBA (Regular) middleweight title holder.

Amateur career[edit]

Brant was a member of the US National boxing team.[1] He began boxing as an amateur in 2007 and by 2009, remarkably, had already won a national championship. Brant currently fights out of Minnesota Top Team in Eagan, Minnesota. In his amateur career, Brant tallied the following notable finishes:

  • 2007 Ringside Championships - Champion
  • 2008 Platinum Gloves (Orlando) - Runner-Up
  • 2008 Under 19 National Championships - Champion [1]
  • 2009 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves - Champion [2]
  • 2009 U.S. National Championships - Champion [1]
  • 2010 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves - Champion [3]
  • 2010 National Golden Gloves - Champion [4]

Professional career[edit]

Brant turned professional in June 2012, beginning his career with a 2nd-round TKO win over journeyman Cheyenne Ziegler. By October 2015, Brant's record was 17-0 when he first headlined a nationally televised card, defeating Louis Rose of Lynwood, California, then 13-2-1, by majority decision in a closely contested ten-round bout. On January 22, 2016 Brant fought in the main event of a Showtime televised card, defeating 15-3-1 Decarlo Perez by knockout in round 4. The result was widely publicized, with commentators praising Brant as "outstanding," "a skilled boxer," and displaying "crushing power." Dan Rafael of ESPN praised Brant for his "titanic right hand...that annihilated Perez." [5] Brant's knockout of Perez was also featured on that evening's edition of SportsCenter's Top 10, and later was listed as number 6 on ESPN's 2016 Knockouts of the Year.[6] The win gave Brant a 19-0 record with 12 wins by knockout.[7] On April 15, 2016, Brant improved to 20-0 with a knockout of Delray Raines in a fight that lasted just 55 seconds. Brant earned another early-round knockout on August 5, making quick work of Chris Fitzpatrick. ESPN named Brant one of its Top 20 Rising Stars of professional boxing in an article published on December 29, 2016.[8]

On July 6th it was announced that Brant would move from middleweight to super middleweight to take part in the World Super Series Boxing, Brant being the only American boxer to take part in the tournament.[9], given the opportunity to compete in the tournament Brant stated he would "proud to have the opportunity to represent the United States".[10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
25 fights 24 wins 1 loss
By knockout 16 0
By decision 8 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
25 Win 24–1 Japan Ryota Murata UD 12 20 Oct 2018 United States Park Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Won WBA (Regular) middleweight title
24 Win 23–1 United States Colby Courter KO 1 (8) 18 Mar 2018 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
23 Loss 22–1 Germany Jürgen Brähmer UD 12 27 Oct 2017 Germany Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany World Boxing Super Series: super-middleweight quarter-final
22 Win 22–0 United States Alexis Hloros TKO 1 (10), 2:37 20 Jan 2017 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA Retained WBA-NABA middleweight title
21 Win 21–0 United States Chris Fitzpatrick KO 3 (10), 1:18 5 Aug 2016 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA
20 Win 20–0 United States Delray Raines KO 1 (10), 0:55 15 Apr 2016 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA Retained WBA-NABA middleweight title
19 Win 19–0 United States Decarlo Perez KO 4 (10), 0:39 22 Jan 2016 United States Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, USA Won vacant WBA-NABA middleweight title
18 Win 18–0 United States Louis Rose MD 10 23 Oct 2015 United States Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA Won vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight title
17 Win 17–0 United States Lekan Byfield KO 3 (8) 28 Aug 2015 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
16 Win 16–0 Mexico Ernesto Berrospe TKO 3 (6), 0:33 17 Jul 2015 United States Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
15 Win 15–0 Colombia Dionisio Miranda KO 2 (8), 2:40 17 Apr 2015 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
14 Win 14–0 United States Ryan Davis TKO 1 (8) 6 Feb 2015 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
13 Win 13–0 United States Eric Draper TKO 1 (8), 1:30 21 Nov 2014 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
12 Win 12–0 United States Marcus Upshaw UD 8 22 Aug 2014 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
11 Win 11–0 United States Mickey Scarborough TKO 1 (6), 2:17 13 Jun 2014 United States Muse Event Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
10 Win 10–0 United States Demetrius Walker UD 6 28 Mar 2014 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
9 Win 9–0 United States Tyler Hultin TKO 2 (6), 1:41 24 Jan 2014 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
8 Win 8–0 United States Damien Hill TKO 3 (5), 1:08 16 Aug 2013 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
7 Win 7–0 United States Eric Marriott UD 6 13 Apr 2013 United States Wessman Arena, Superior, Wisconsin, USA
6 Win 6–0 United States Keith Collins UD 6 9 Feb 2013 United States Crown Plaza Hotel, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
5 Win 5–0 United States Romon Barber UD 6 5 Jan 2013 United States Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
4 Win 4–0 United States Ryan Soft KO 1 (4), 2:53 27 Oct 2012 United States Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
3 Win 3–0 United States Eli Smith TKO 1 (4), 1:22 15 Sep 2012 United States Wessman Arena, Superior, Wisconsin, USA
2 Win 2–0 United States Brian Geraghty UD 4 25 Aug 2012 United States Crown Plaza Hotel, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
1 Win 1–0 United States Cheyenne Ziegler KO 2 (4), 0:53 16 Jun 2012 United States Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Professional debut

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "USA Boxing - Features, Events, Results | Team USA". usaboxing.org. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  2. ^ "Robert Brant - Amateur Boxing Record". boxing-scoop.com. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  3. ^ "Live From Ringside". livefromringside.com. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  4. ^ "Robert Brant Wins National Golden Gloves | The Fistic Mystic". fisticmystic.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  5. ^ "Scorecard: Danny Garcia wins, sets up another big fight". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  6. ^ "2016 ESPN.com KO of the year". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  7. ^ "BoxRec - Rob Brant". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  8. ^ http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/18358345/2016-prospect-year-erickson-lubin-boxing
  9. ^ "Avni Yildirim, Rob Brant, Mike Perez Join World Boxing Super Series".
  10. ^ Robert "Bravo" Brant [@robertbrantusa] (6 July 2017). "I am proud to have the opportunity to represent the United States in the @WBSuperSeries and fight against some of the best in the world 🇺🇸🇺🇸" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

http://robertbrantusa.com/

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Ryota Murata
WBA middleweight champion
Regular title

October 20, 2018 – present
Incumbent