Minnesota's Brant and James look to impress

Friday Night's card at Grand Casino Hinckley, where another sold out crowd is expected, will feature a handful of the most talented prospects the state of Minnesota has produced in several years. 


In the night's first featured bout Robert "Bravo" Brant (11-0 6 KOs) of St. Paul, MN will look to keep his undefeated record intact and his momentum growing as he takes on the toughest opponent of his career in battle tested veteran Marcus Upshaw (17-12-2) of Miami, FL in an 8 round middleweight bout. Brant, a former Golden Gloves National Champion said, "I have worked extremely hard for this and fully understand this is my toughest fight to date. I haven't even thought about what's next for me as Marcus Upshaw has been the only thing in my sights. I'm ready to protect and collect."


The night's co main event will feature the sixth appearance at Grand Casino Hinckley for Minnesota fan favorite and welterweight champion Jamal "Shango" James (13-0 6KOs) of Minneapolis, MN. James, who is widely considered one of the best prospects in the Midwest, will be taking on North Dakota's experienced veteran Wayne Martell (25-4-1) in a 10 round welterweight bout. James said, "We had a great camp and a lot of hard work was put in. I am excited to put on a show in what I like to refer as 'my house' Grand Casino Hinckley. They've always taken care of me there and I appreciate it. I'm also looking forward to my first 10 round bout and meeting my opponent in the ring. I'm not underestimating him but THIS IS MY TIME!"

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