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Brant Victorious by MD, Clarkson and Miller Score Early KOs on ShoBox

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All photos by Esther Lin/Showtime

The Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona played host to a night of exciting fights, three of which were televised on the Friday, October 24 edition of Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation” series which is known for putting on competitive matchups featuring up-and-coming fighters.

In the main event, undefeated Rob “Bravo” Brant (18-0, 11 KOs), of St. Paul, Minnesota, took on the tough Louis “The Unknown” Rose (13-3-1, 5 KOs), of Los Angeles, California in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight title.

Brant and Rose went back and forth during the 10-round fight, each man grabbing control in spots. Brant worked best when he used his jab, while Rose turned up the aggression to pressure Brant and land good, clean combinations.

It was a competitive fight and a tough one to call, which was evident by the official scores, so a rematch wouldn’t be out of the question.

In the eight-round co-featured, unbeaten heavy-hitting Brooklynite, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (15-0-1, 13 KOs), took on Ahror “Aha” Muralimov (14-2, 11 KOs), of Houston, Texas via Uzbekistan.

The two heavyweights exchanged power punches early on, but it was Miller who had the last laugh, blasting Muralimov against the ropes in Round 3.

It remains to be seen if Miller has the stuff to be a true Heavyweight contender, but he did what he was supposed to do in knocking out Muralimov.

The opening bout of the telecast featured a clash of light heavyweights as Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (15-2, 8 KOs) of Atlantic City took on Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson (17-3, 11 KOs), of Cedar Hills, Texas.

Clarkson, who had already played spoiler earlier this year on ShoBox against Jerry Odom, wasted little time in making his presence felt dropping Harvell twice in Round 1.

Round 2 didn’t last very long as Clarkson connected on a wicked combination which had Harvell out on his feet. Clarkson won the bout by TKO, handing Harvell only his second career loss.

Clarkson, whose two ShoBox victories this year have turned his career around, now looks poised to graduate to a bigger stage and face some of the top names in his division.

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