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Tony Grano ringside at a boxing card at Foxwoods, 2010
|Real name||Tony Grano|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Born||November 11, 1980|
|Wins by KO||16|
Anthony "Tony" Grano (born November 11, 1980, in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American heavyweight boxer. He was the US amateur heavyweight (201 lbs limit) champion in 2005.
Grano, originally from Connecticut, now trains and fights out of West Palm Beach FL. Weighing 220 pounds, Italian-American Tony "TNT" Grano made his debut in 2005 and has a record of 20-2-1 with 16 knockouts. In 2009, Grano scored a KO over previously undefeated (18-0) amateur star Travis Kauffman. The KO over Kauffman was Ringside Magazines 2009 heavyweight fight of the year. After stopping veteran Brian Minto in a NABF heavyweight title eliminator in the third round Grano KOd shopworn 43-year old former contender DaVarryl Williamson for the NABF heavyweight championship. He lost his momentum by dropping a decision to 19-2 Eric Molina in 2013 and has been idle since.
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| United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion |