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Michael Medina Tops Grady Brewer In Oklahoma City

By Jake Donovan

Former reality show star Grady Brewer didn't exactly celebrate his 41st birthday in style, dropping a shockingly one-sided decision to Michael Medina in their main event Thursday evening at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Scores were 99-92 and 98-92 (twice) in a fight described by Boxingscene.com's own Amy Green at ringside as a 10-round slugfest. 

Trained by Eric Brown out of his California home area, Medina showed up in the best shape of his career. In turn he picks up a career-best win as he  improves to 25-3-2 (19KO). Medina insisted to Steve Kim of Maxboxing.com that he would enlist in the military if this fight produced the latest loss - and disappointment - in his career.

Suffice to say, Uncle Sam will have to wait a little longer before retaining the services of the 25-year old, who had dropped two of his last three heading into Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, Brewer once again faces hard choices in his career. The loss is his second straight as he falls to 28-14 (16KO). 

Not much has went as planned since winning Season Two of The Contender way back in 2006. Surgeries and general bad luck managed to squash any momentum Brewer should have been afforded from the life-changing opportunity, though 2011 was beginning to shape up as a turnaround.

A shocking fourth-round knockout win over previously unbeaten Fernando Guerrero this past June threatened a career-revival for Brewer, only to fall way short against Demetrius Andrade two months later. 

Brewer attributed foolish decision making (such as taking the fight on short notice) to the defeat and vowed a better-prepared version for tonight's fight, which took place about 90 minutes or so from his Lawton (OK) hometown. The loss to Medina paints a different picture, perhaps his toughest defeat to swallow in recent memory as past losses have come against top-shelf competition. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected]
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 12-23-2011

Brewer 's been nothing but a journeyman & time to stop as he's taking 2 much punishment @ his age...

Comment by ..David.. on 12-23-2011

Mike deserved it , ive known him for a long looong time, and he is a guy that trains day in and day out. I am glad he finally gets a little recognition and i wouldnt be surprised to see…

Comment by The Future on 12-23-2011

Man o man I hate when people say "weight drained" are fighters not in charge of taking care of there condition between fights? And the people who agree upon fights who can't make the weight properly.....DON'T ACCEPT the fight, plain…

Comment by JakeNDaBox on 12-23-2011

I don't disagree with that... but he generally doesn't lose to guys like Michael Medina, whose resume is absolute basura. This is actually BY FAR the best win of his career, so what does that say for him?

Comment by richardt on 12-23-2011

No surprise...Brewer has ALWAYS been nothing more than a lower level contender/gatekeeper/opponent. He gets a couple surprise wins in his whole career and people actually believe he was going to do something. He fought a badly weight drained Guererro and…

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