Rob Brant to face Delray Raines on Friday night
Middleweight Rob Brant returns to action this Friday night against veteran Delray Raines, RingTV learned Wednesday afternoon.
The 10 round bout will take place at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.
Brant (19-0, 12 knockouts) has scored impressive wins in his last two bouts. In his last fight, on Jan. 22, Brant scored a fourth round knockout over Decarlo Perez. In his previous bout, on Oct. 23, Brant won a hard-fought, 10-round majority decision over Louis Rose.
The decision win snapped a string of five consecutive stoppage wins.
While Brant resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota, he trains alongside unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. in the Dallas area.
Raines (19-12-2, 14 KOs) lost a close, 10-round unanimous decision to Bo Gibbs Jr. in his last fight on Jan. 9.
Of his last 10 bouts, Raines, who resides in Paris, Arkansas, has only won twice. He has faced David Lemieux, Ronald Hearns, Erislandy Lara and Alfredo Angulo.
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Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since Oct. of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.