Quantis Graves (born July 29, 1982) is an American professional boxer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Quantis moved to Beaumont, Texas in 2006 because of Hurricane Katrina and founded a local gym in the summer of 2006. He is well known for his advance to the Olympic box-offs in the 201 lb division. Quantis lived in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina. He was coached by Gary Toups from West Wego, Louisiana. Gary Toups taught Quantis Graves the great sport of boxing.
Quantis is currently 9-0 with 4KOs and 2 Draws.
2014-04-12 Venroy July 16-1-2 Patapsco Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA D MD 8 8 referee: Brent Bovell | judge: Kenny Chevalier 76-77 | judge: John Gradowski 76-76 | judge: Don Risher 76-76
2013-11-16 Sevdail Sherifi 9-2-2 Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA D MD 6 6 referee: Charlie Fitch | judge: Wynn Kintz 57-57 | judge: Tom Schreck 57-57 | judge: John McKaie 58-56
2013-09-13 Joshua Harris 9-6-1 Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA W UD 6 6 judge: Tom Carasone 58-55 | judge: Wayne Lima 58-55 | judge: John Madfis 59-54
2013-06-21 Donzell Atkins 0-6-0 Bossier City Civic Center, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA W TKO 2 4 time: 1:11 | referee: Bruce McDaniel | judge: Ray Clarey | judge: Pat Dayton | judge: Mickey Lofton
2013-04-06 Cleo Rice 0-8-0 Temple Theater Balldroom, Meridian, Mississippi, USA W TKO 2 4 time: 2:07 | referee: Keith Hughes | judge: Larry Ingle | judge: Mike Frazier | judge: Karen Ingle
2013-02-16 Martin Verdin 18-15-1 Evangeline Downs Casino, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA W UD 6 6 referee: Bruce McDaniel | judge: Keith Thibodeaux 60-54 | judge: Barry Orgeron 59-55 | judge: Kenny Saintes 58-56
2011-11-03 Haymond Howard debut Civic Center, Rayne, Louisiana, USA W TKO 2 4 time: 0:30 | referee: Kenny Saintes | judge: Rick Exe 10-8 | judge: Russell Naquin 10-8 | judge: Keith Thibodeaux 10-8
2011-08-19 Grover Young 5-3-0 Cypress Bayou Casino, Charenton, Louisiana, USA W MD 4 4 referee: Larry Berger | judge: Rick Exe 37-37 | judge: Russell Naquin 39-35 | judge: Keith Thibodeaux 40-34
2011-06-04 Jamell Williams 0-2-0 Civic Center, Rayne, Louisiana, USA W TKO 4 4 time: 1:07 | referee: Rick Exe | judge: Larry Berger 30-27 | judge: Russell Naquin 30-27 | judge: Keith Thibodeaux 30-27
2009-04-18 Brent Urban 1-1-0 Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA W MD 4 4 40-36 | 39-37 | Salem, Oregon 38-38
2008-08-16 Phillip Hammac 4-20-0 Civic Center, Rayne, Louisiana, USA W UD 4 4 referee: Rick Exe | judge: Larry Berger 400-36 | judge: Russell Naquin 40-36 | judge: Keith Thibodeaux 40-36Graves' pro debut
Quantis Graves, as of 6-2-14, is ranked 107 of 968 in the world and is ranked 17 of 193 in the United States.
The fast right-hander started boxing at the age of 15 and coached by Gary Toups from WestWego, Louisiana, and returned to the ring at the age of 20. At the U.S. championships, he beat the 2006 National Golden Gloves runner-up Jordan Shimmell (12:11) but lost to his friend and eventual winner Deontay Wilder(10:20). At the trials he lost again to tall hard-punching Wilder (7:11) but beat southpaw James Zimmerman and favoured southpaw Adam Willet (16:4) to advance to the finals where he lost to Wilder again (9:12). Deontay Wilder (born October 22, 1985 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is an American heavyweight boxer best known for winning two major national titles in 2007 and for being the only American boxer to win a medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Deontay Wilder boxes professionally at the heavyweight division and is 30-0 with 30 KOs.
5 wins, 0 loses (as of 11-11-11). Two victories from technical knockout. Quantis Graves' latest win was on November 3, 2011. [won 5 (KO 2) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 5 Fights. Rounds Boxed: 18, KO%= 40%]
Quantis' last bout was a UD on 2013-09-13 over Joshua Harris (9-6-1) at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA.