Brian Minto Stops Galen Brown in the 4th - Boxing
By Ken Hissner at ringside, DoghouseBoxing (Nov 4, 2008)  
Brian Minto, 32-2 (21), of Butler, Pennsylvania won his 5th straight fight by knockout over Galen Brown, 31-10-1 (19), St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1:34 of the 4th round Saturday night at Slippery Rock University’s Morrow Arena. This was the 3rd title defense of Minto’s WBA Fedecentro title that he won in December of 2007.

Minto is ranked #11 by the WBO and #15 by the WBA. He has won 14 of his last 15 fights and is looking to crack the top ten in either organization. Pat Nelson served as matchmaker. The crowd was estimated at
about 1,500.

After a slow start Minto started opening up in the 2nd round driving Brown into the ropes. In the 3rd round Brown was getting into survival mode. In the 4th Minto drove Brown into the ropes and forced him to take a knee. Upon rising Minto came in for the finisher landing a long right hand causing Brown’s head to go beyond the ropes as he went down for the second time. He looked to his corner and the towel was thrown in. Referee Rick Steigerwald stepped in to stop it officially.

In other bouts Chris Archer, 10-4 (6), Pittsburgh, stopped Don Schrock, 2-12 (1) in 2:26 of the 1st round in a super middleweight 4. Welterweight Clifford Gregory, 0-4-3, Farrell, seemed to get short-changed in fighting to a draw with Shane Gierke, 4-16-2 (3) of Kent, Ohio, 4 rounds. Southpaw Josh Harris, 2-2-1 (1), of Youngstown won a majority decision over Julius Jackson, 1-2, Cincinnati, in a cruiserweight 4. Tommy Joseph, 4-1-1, Youngstown, won a unanimous 6 round decision over Khristian Geraci, 3-4-1 (2), Pittsburgh, in a light middleweight match.

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