Fernando Guerrero (21-0, 16 KO), 24, continues his quest for a world title on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights series this Friday, June 17th, against 40-year-old veteran and second-season Contender winner Grady Brewer (27-12, 15 KO) in Austin, Texas. The televised main event will be for the NABF junior middleweight title, which is a regional feeder title for the WBC world rankings.
Guerrero’s last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision win over Derrick Findley in front of his hometown fans in Salisbury, Maryland, on Friday Night Fights in February. He has been on the floor twice in his career but has risen before the ten-count and come back to win.
Brewer, for his part, has won nine of his last ten fights, three by knockout, the lone loss coming via 10th round TKO at the hands of Cuban rising star Erislandy Lara in January 2010. Prior to that loss, Brewer had not tasted defeat since falling to Marco Antonio Rubio in 2005. He has been a test for prospects before in his career—other fighters who can claim victory over Grady Brewer include Kelly Pavlik, Jermain Taylor, Peter Manfredo Jr., and Sechew Powell, all of whom fought Brewer within their first 13 fights of their careers. In total, Brewer is 5-6 against undefeated fighters in his career and should prove to be a trial-by-fire for Guerrero’s status as a potential champion.
— Fox Doucette