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*Grant was born in St.Ann, Jamaica, moved to Canada in 1977 at the age of 7 years old.
 
*Grant was born in St.Ann, Jamaica, moved to Canada in 1977 at the age of 7 years old.
 
*He started boxing when he was 11.
 
*He started boxing when he was 11.
*After his brother [[Howard Grant]]'s returning from Olympic games in Seul in 1988, they decided to become together a professional instead to take part to Olympic Games in 1992.
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*After his brother [[Howard Grant]]'s return from the Seoul Olympics in 1988, they both decided to turn professional instead of taking part in the '92 Olympic Games.
*Driving back home to Montreal on Highway 15 on a summer's evening in June 1999, has got in failure together with taking place in the machine his friend [[Hercules Kyvelos]] and then-six-year-old daughter Alexandria. Kyvelos and the daughter seriously have not suffered, as the Grant was turned with the automobile, taken the main impact up. And Otis after failure has stayed seven days in coma. Grant broke five ribs, punctured a lung and shattered his shoulder blade. Doctors said he'd never fight again. But Grant surprised everybody by returning to the ring in 2003.  
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*Driving back home to Montreal on Highway 15 on a summer's evening in June 1999, Otis, his then six-year-old daughter Alexandria and his buddy fellow boxer Hercules Kyvelos were involved in a serious auto accident. Kyvelos and Alexandria were not seriously hurt, but Otis took almost the full impact of the collision; Grant broke five ribs, punctured a lung and shattered his shoulder blade, and was in a coma for seven days. Doctors said he'd never fight again. But Grant surprised everybody by returning to the ring in 2003.  
*Grant is the 1st black Quebecer who fot world's boxing title.
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*Grant is the 1st black Quebecer who fought for a world boxing title.
*Grant - who has a Concordia University degree in recreation and leisure services and now manages the Grant Brothers Gym in the West Island on Montreal with his brother Howard, who also trained him.  
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*Grant - who has a Concordia University degree in recreation and leisure services, now manages the Grant Brothers Gym in the West Island on Montreal with his brother Howard, who also trained him.  
*During the youth his friends and family have been calling him Magic comparing to Magic Johnson - great NBA player.
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*During his youth his friends and family started calling him "Magic" because of his admiration for NBA star Magic Johnson.
 
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Revision as of 20:53, 30 June 2012

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Name: Otis Grant
Alias: Magic
Born: 1967-12-23
Birthplace: Saint Ann, Jamaica
Hometown: Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 9½″   /   177cm
Reach: 71″   /   180cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Howard Grant
Manager: Azura
Photo #2

Factoids

  • Grant was born in St.Ann, Jamaica, moved to Canada in 1977 at the age of 7 years old.
  • He started boxing when he was 11.
  • After his brother Howard Grant's return from the Seoul Olympics in 1988, they both decided to turn professional instead of taking part in the '92 Olympic Games.
  • Driving back home to Montreal on Highway 15 on a summer's evening in June 1999, Otis, his then six-year-old daughter Alexandria and his buddy fellow boxer Hercules Kyvelos were involved in a serious auto accident. Kyvelos and Alexandria were not seriously hurt, but Otis took almost the full impact of the collision; Grant broke five ribs, punctured a lung and shattered his shoulder blade, and was in a coma for seven days. Doctors said he'd never fight again. But Grant surprised everybody by returning to the ring in 2003.
  • Grant is the 1st black Quebecer who fought for a world boxing title.
  • Grant - who has a Concordia University degree in recreation and leisure services, now manages the Grant Brothers Gym in the West Island on Montreal with his brother Howard, who also trained him.
  • During his youth his friends and family started calling him "Magic" because of his admiration for NBA star Magic Johnson.


Preceded by:
Lonnie Bradley
Vacated
WBO Middleweight Champion
1997 Dec 13 – 1998
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Bert Schenk