Wally Doern and Robyn Grant show off after picking up a victory on Dec. 4 in Surrey. (Submitted Photo)

Wally Doern and Robyn Grant show off after picking up a victory on Dec. 4 in Surrey. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel boxer wins unanimous decision in Surrey bout

Robyn ‘hands of granite’ Grant has a fight scheduled for January in Mexico

Robyn ‘hands of granite’ Grant has used a victory at a Surrey event to secure a coveted international fight.

Grant, part of the 2 Rivers Boxing Club, won via unanimous decision over Caitlyn Rankin of the Action Boxing Club.

“I got a lot of head snaps on her, and it was awesome,” Grant said. “We went through the whole fight, and I had a really good last 10 seconds… We just went at it in the last 10 seconds.”

The fight was Grant’s sixth as an amateur. She fought in February of 2020 in Atlanta, just before pandemic restrictions prevented boxing. After returning to the ring in November at the 2 Rivers BC Bronze Gloves event Rumble 28, she’s kept a busy schedule.

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Grant said her home gym setup has lots of space, so she was easily able to keep in fighting shape throughout the pandemic.

Her jam packed schedule of fights includes a stop in Mexico to take on Daniela Resendiz in an outdoor venue.

“That’s exciting, especially an international fight,” Grant said. “That means a lot in the amateur books.”

Grant’s coach, Wally Doern, was impressed by her performance.

“The fight was close, but (Grant) won every round,” he said. “She definitely dominated every round, but the other girl was definitely in there.”

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