Grady Brewer To Face Michael Medina 12/22 In Ok. City
By Jake Donovan
The good news for Grady Brewer is that he will be close to home for his 41st birthday.
Whether it’s good or bad that he’ll be spending it in the ring depends on the viewpoint, as he faces Michael Medina at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City on December 22.
The bout will be Brewer’s fourth of 2011, a year that includes a huge upset knockout win over previously unbeaten Fernando Guerrero on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Brewer (28-13, 16KO) picked up a regional title that night, which will be at stake in the main event against Medina (24-3, 19KO).
Brewer won Season 2 of The Contender, edging out Stevie Forbes in their September 2006. Injuries prevented him from truly capitalizing on the momentum, as he didn’t return to the ring for another two years. Four straight wins followed to run his unbeaten streak to eight fights, the longest of his career, before running into Erislandy Lara in January ’10.
Another extended break from the ring followed until Brewer resurfaced with a win over Abel Perry in Tulsa this past May. One month later came the knockout over Guerrero, adding to his reputation as a perennial spoiler. His luck was short-lived, running into unbeaten Demetrius Andrade in his last fight this past August.
Brewer’s four fights in 2011 will mark his most active campaign since his Contender-winning effort in 2006, though three of those bouts were scheduled five-rounders.
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter @JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected]
Tags: Grady Brewer
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 12-02-2011
of course nothing was said of his pathetic/sleepwalk loss to Andrade but this is a good bout for Grady that he can win...if he loses look for another job..@ his age he's turning onto a trial-horse...Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Mikey Garcia: I Would Consider Crawford-Indongo Winner Next Roberto Duran on What Canelo Must Do To Beat Golovkin Jon Jones: I Admire McGregor, But I Back Mayweather To Win Emmanuel Rodriguez, Alfredo Santiago Get Foes For Fajardo Kovalev Files Protest With NSAC To Make Ward Loss a No-Contest Mayweather Parts With Prized Vehicle, His Koenigsegg Being Sold Mikey Garcia Makes Surprising Pick for His Toughest Opponent Frampton Felt Like Failure, Had Dark Days After Santa Cruz Loss Canelo-Golovkin 24/7 To Debut on August 26, on HBO Tim Tszyu Puts Away Chris Khan in Two Rounds Ismail Muwendo, Seniesa Estrada Pick Up Wins in Anaheim Verdejo To Stay Busy While Flanagan Situation is Sorted Out Tyson: McGregor's Gonna Get Killed; Dumb to Accept Boxing Rules! Gennady Golovkin Links With Chivas Regal For Chivas Fight Club Frank Warren Wins Damages Against Chris Eubank Jr. Top Rank VP: We'd Love Lomachenko-Salido II As Soon as Possible Butler-Hall II, Davies-Farrell, Fielding-Brophy on September 30 Greorge Groves vs. Jamie Cox on October 14 in London, WBSS McGregor: I Can Fight in Many Stances, Mayweather Has One Heiland: I Don't Feel Like The Underdog With Charlo, I'm Confident Broner: I Bet They Won't Bet Against Me Again After This Fight! Randy Couture: Mayweather Will NOT Knock McGregor Out Mike Tyson Says Molestation Incident Was a Motivator To Box Frampton: Selby is a Natural Fight To Make, The Timing is Right Haye: Before You Criticize Parker, Take a Good Look at Joshua! Abel Sanchez on What McGregor Must Do To Beat Mayweather Enrico Koelling Helping Erik Skoglund Prepare For Callum Smith Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor Mayweather Vows: This Fight Won't Be Dull - It's Kill or Be Killed! Carlos Molina Hits Santo Domingo For Carlos Adames Clash Eddie Alvarez: McGregor Has Very Real Shot To KO Floyd Early Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Plans October Return, Eyes Martin Murray Cortez: McGregor a Very Powerful Puncher, Has Great Potential Amanda Serrano is Latest To Consider a Jump To MMA McGregor: Conditioning is Not an Issue Against Mayweather Jessie Magdaleno vs. Cesar Juarez Clash is Close For October Holyfield: Joshua Must Think About His Image, Forget Tyson Fury Kyoguchi Wins IBF World Title: Ryoichi Taguchi, Kono Get KO Wins Eubank Sr: James DeGale is "Suspect" For Not Entering WBSS Omar Figueroa: Mayweather-McGregor a Joke, Slap in The Face
Latest Boxing Video Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Canelo-GGG, Kovalev, Pacquiao, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Interview, Training Camp For Canelo Video: Loeffler Discusses Joshua-Klitschko II, Chocolatito, More Video: Jim Lampley Discusses Mayweather vs. McGregor Video: Hopkins Talks Mayweather-McGregor, Barrera-Smith Video: Omar Figueroa Confident of Turning Back Guerrero Video: Robert Guerrero Ready To Wage War With Figueroa Video: Ruben Guerrero on Son Facing Omar Figueroa, More Video: Seanie Monaghan Eager To Shock Marcus Browne Video: Joel Diaz Breaks Down Figueroa vs. Guerrero Clash
Recent Top Stories
Latest Active Forum Threads