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Gravitt set for fourth pro fight

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

For the first time as a professional boxer, LaGrange’s Benjamin Gravitt will wander into the ring following a loss, and he’s eager to get back on the winning track.

Gravitt, after accumulating more than 200 bouts as an amateur, made the transition to professional boxing last year, and he won his first two fights.

Gravitt lost his most recent fight, and he’ll look for a different outcome when he takes on John Williams on Saturday in Albertville, Ala.

Last week, Gravitt held an open workout with his coach, Randy Hardaway, at Back 2 Basics gym in LaGrange.

After the workout was finished, a sweat-drenched Gravitt talked about his upcoming fight and his desire to put the disappointing loss behind him.

“This fight, I haven’t been looking at him or nothing,” Gravitt said. We’re taking it back to the basics. I’ve already won the fight in my head. He’s just an obstacle in the way.”

Gravitt, a Troup High graduate, made his professional debut in April of 2019, and he won that fight by knockout, and he duplicated that performance in his second fight.

After cutting a lot of weight to get down to the 140-pound class, Gravitt lost on a split decision in his most recent fight.

“I had to call this my comeback fight,” Gravitt said. “I’m fighting under the same card that I lost under last time. It’s the same promoter. I’m looking to avenge myself, get back on track, get my wins and knockouts back going.”

Gravitt’s friend and training partner at Back 2 Basics, Vito Evans, is also looking to make a go of it as a professional boxer.

Evans recently won his debut fight, and he’s looking to line up a second fight.

“He works hard,” Gravitt said.