Grant calls for patience with boxer Richard Holmes

Carl Grant, trainer of two-time Wray and Nephew Contender Series finalist Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes, has urged patience with his fighter after his unanimous judges’ decision win over Team Canada’s Lloyd ‘Teagana’ Reyes in their season eight opener on Wednesday evening.

Holmes, known for his hard hitting and aggressive fighting style, seemed to many fans at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium to have had difficulty knocking out Reyes. This knockout was expected as Reyes is a mixed martial artist involved in his very first fight, whether at amateur or professional level. However, the bout lasted all five rounds and was decided by the judges.

But Grant said that this was a misunderstanding by spectators as the plan was not to get a knockout win, but go all five rounds to get Holmes more time in the ring for conditioning purposes.

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