Rob Brant, Mikaela Mayer & Joshua Greer Jr.
Host "Clinic With The Pros" In Hinckley
Rob "Bravo" Brant hails from St. Paul, Minn., but his
professional boxing home is the Grand Casino Hinckley. He
fought there 11 times as an up-and-coming pro, and for his
world first title defense, he'll make his triumphant return.
Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) will defend his WBA middleweight crown
against the unbeaten Khasan Baysangurov (17-0, 7 KOs) on
Friday as the headliner on an ESPN-televised card (9 p.m.
ET/6 p.m. PT). Two days before his big homecoming, Brant,
along with bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr. and
female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer, hosted a "Clinic
with the Pros" at the nearby Meshakwad Community Center.
More than 50 children from the Hinckley area were in
attendance to learn fistic fundamentals from three of the
Greer (19-1-1, 11 KOs) will look to extend his KO streak to
7 against Giovanni Escaner (19-3, 12 KOs), while Mayer (9-0,
4 KOs) will make the second defense of her NABF super
featherweight belt against Yareli Larios (13-1-1, 3 KOs).
Brant manned the jump rope station, Mayer was in the ring
teaching technique, and Greer gave one-on-one instruction on
the heavy bag.