Former British Lightweight Champion Bunny Grant of Jamaica Dies at 78
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Kingston, Jamaica (November 13th, 2018)– Former Commonwealth British Empire Lightweight champion Bunny Grant of Kingston, Jamaica, who lost a 15 round decision to Eddie Perkins in April 1964 for the WBA and WBC World Super Lightweight championship at National Stadium in Kingston in his only world title appearance, has died in Kingston age 78.
Grant fought between 1958 and 1977, and compiled a record of 52 wins, 15 losses and five draws with 14 knockouts. A superb technical fighter, Grant also held the Jamaica Lightweight, Central American Light Welterweight and Jamaican Welterweight titles during his career. A 15 round fighter from the 15 round era, Grant went 15 rounds to the decision an impressive eleven times during his career, including his final comeback bout in 1977 after three years of retirement. 56 of Grant’s 72 professional bouts went to the scorecards.
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