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Brewer in 2010
|Real name||Grady Brewer|
December 22, 1970 |
Lawton, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Wins by KO||16|
Grady Brewer, (born December 22, 1970) is an American professional boxer. A former IBA and International Boxing Council (IBC) Light Middleweight titleholder, he is the 2006 winner of the ESPN reality show, The Contender. Outside the ring, he works at the Goodyear plant in Lawton to support his wife and four children.
In a family of boxers, it was natural that Brewer would also pick up the gloves. His amateur career started at age 11, and Brewer went on to win 40 of his 45 fights, the Oklahoma Golden Gloves tournament in his weight class, as well as winning a toughman tournament in Lawton, Oklahoma. His pro career has been marked with him as a professional "opponent," taking fights on short notice.
On the Contender season premiere, Brewer was picked for the Blue Team. He won his first fight on the show against rival Vinroy Barrett, and his second fight, against Michael Stewart by unanimous decision. In his third and possibly hardest fight, Grady defeated Norberto Bravo, after being knocked down in the opening round. On September 26, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Grady defeated Steve Forbes for the Contender title and championship by split decision.
On August 22, 2009, Brewer defeated Albert Onolunose by knockout in the second round to capture the IBC Light Middleweight Title. He then won a knockout victory over previously unbeaten prospect Fernando Guerrero on June 17, 2011.
|The Contender Champion