Michael Grant (boxer)

Michael Grant
Michael Anthony Grant (born August 4, 1972) is an American professional boxer and world heavyweight title challenger.wikipedia
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Lennox Lewis

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The pinnacle of Grant's boxing career came in 2000, when he unsuccessfully challenged Lennox Lewis for the IBF, WBC and IBO heavyweight titles.
In 2000, the WBA stripped Lewis of their title when he chose to face Michael Grant instead of mandatory challenger John Ruiz.

Derrick Jefferson

In the Golden Gloves 1994 semi-finals he suffered his only amateur loss to Derrick Jefferson on points.
Jefferson became the 1994 National Golden Gloves Super Heavyweight Champion handing Michael Grant his only amateur loss in the semifinals.

Corey Sanders

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In his early career, Grant beat Corey Sanders, Ross Puritty, Lionel Butler, Al Cole, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, David Izon and Obed Sullivan.
Sanders' other notable opponents included Michael Grant, Andrew Golota, DaVarryl Williamson and Timo Hoffmann.

Obed Sullivan

In his early career, Grant beat Corey Sanders, Ross Puritty, Lionel Butler, Al Cole, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, David Izon and Obed Sullivan.
After the loss to Rahman, Sullivan began 1998 by knocking out 33-1 Keith McKnight, but then would be stopped in the ninth round after a tough battle with undefeated contender Michael Grant.

Al Cole

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In his early career, Grant beat Corey Sanders, Ross Puritty, Lionel Butler, Al Cole, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, David Izon and Obed Sullivan.
A year later, Cole was TKO'd by Michael Grant in the 10th round.

Ross Puritty

Ross "The Boss" Puritty
In his early career, Grant beat Corey Sanders, Ross Puritty, Lionel Butler, Al Cole, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, David Izon and Obed Sullivan.
Puritty had made his name and was now considered a top-tier opponent, earning matches against Hasim Rahman and Michael Grant (both of whom beat him), and against Jorge Luis Gonzalez and Joe Hipp, both of whom Puritty beat.

Jameel McCline

Sidelined by injuries for fifteen months, in his comeback fight Grant fought and lost to Jameel McCline in 2001.
Despite never winning a world title, McCline did defeat former champions and top contenders in Michael Grant, Lance Whitaker, Al Cole, and Shannon Briggs.

Lionel Butler

Lionel "Train" Butler
In his early career, Grant beat Corey Sanders, Ross Puritty, Lionel Butler, Al Cole, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, David Izon and Obed Sullivan.
Butler would win the World Boxing Federation (WBF) heavyweight title in January 23, 1997 after defeating Marcos Gonzalez by first round knockout, but would lose to up-and-coming heavyweights Chris Byrd and Michael Grant.

Jorge Luis González

Jorge Luis Gonzalez
In his early career, Grant beat Corey Sanders, Ross Puritty, Lionel Butler, Al Cole, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, David Izon and Obed Sullivan.
In 1997 hot prospect and equally giant Michael Grant blew him away in one round, although in 1999 a new and improved González resurfaced, in-shape and more polished, bombing out Alex Stewart in two rounds and outpointing ex-champ Greg Page over ten.

Dominick Guinn

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After a brief comeback, then-undefeated Dominick Guinn knocked him out in 2003 in seven rounds.
Guinn has faced many world champions and title contenders including James Toney, Kubrat Pulev, Tony Thompson, Monte Barrett, Michael Grant, Siarhei Liakhovich, Tomasz Adamek, Artur Szpilka, and Amir Mansour.

Lou Savarese

Louis Savarese
He knocked down and outpointed Lou Savarese before most notably fighting former world title challenger Andrew Golota in an WBC heavyweight title eliminator.
After that, he fought only twice in 1999, winning a split decision over then prospect Lance "Mount" Whitaker and losing by ten-round decision against future Lennox Lewis world championship challenger Michael Grant, on June 19 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Andrew Golota

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He knocked down and outpointed Lou Savarese before most notably fighting former world title challenger Andrew Golota in an WBC heavyweight title eliminator.
In his next match, he lost to Michael Grant by a knockout in the tenth round in one of The Ring's 1999 fights of the year.

Francois Botha

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On November 19, 2011, Grant faced Francois Botha for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Heavyweight title.
He then fought Michael Grant for the vacant WBF heavyweight title and was leading on the scorecards when he was knocked out with a long right hand from Grant with seconds remaining in the contest.

Tomasz Adamek

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On Aug 21, 2010, with a 20 kg weight advantage, Grant was physically dominant, but lost on points to Tomasz Adamek by a unanimous decision.
Adamek defeated veteran American Michael Grant by unanimous decision on 21 August 2010.

Tye Fields

On March 11, 2011, Grant fought Tye Fields at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Following the defeat to Barrett Fields rebounded with 4 straight KO victories over lowly regarded opposition before taking another step up and challenging former heavyweight title challenger Michael Grant.

Don Turner

His trainer Don Turner implored him to use his legs.
Turner worked with Heavyweight contender Michael Grant and most recently with rising prospect John Duddy.

Carlos Takam

After an 18-month layoff, Grant defended the WBF belt against France-based Cameroonian Carlos Takam on May 24, 2013 in Noisy-le-Grand, France, losing by 8th round technical knockout.
On 24 May 2013, Takam took on former world title challenger Michael Grant.

Lennox Lewis vs. Michael Grant

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Lennox Lewis vs. Michael Grant, billed as "Two Big", was a professional boxing match contested on April 29, 2000 for the WBC, IBF, IBO and Lineal Heavyweight Championship.

Dillian Whyte

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It was announced in July 2017 that Grant would face Dillian Whyte at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 19, however the fight was scrapped after a backlash from fans, and Dillian would face Malcolm Tann instead.
On 25 July, Hearn announced that Whyte would fight 44 year old former world title challenger Michael Grant (48-7, 36 KOs), who was on a three fight losing streak since 2013.

David Izonritei

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In his early career, Grant beat Corey Sanders, Ross Puritty, Lionel Butler, Al Cole, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, David Izon and Obed Sullivan.

Ed Donaldson

After the loss, he returned to the ring at 37 years old to fight the undefeated Michael Grant (boxer).

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Michael Anthony Grant (born August 4, 1972) is an American professional boxer and world heavyweight title challenger.