Report and photo by Jose E. Santiago
Former Contender series star Grady Brewer (30-14, 16 KOs) won by fifth round disqualification over Giorbis Barthelemy (25-10-2, 10 KOs) in a bout for the IBO Inter-Continental jr. middleweight title on Saturday night at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia. After a quick start by Barthelemy in the first two rounds, he capitalized his success with a straight left that dropped Grady in the third. Grady responded well to being dropped by increasing his aggressiveness. In the fourth is when things got weird. As Grady moved forward trying to land haymakers Barthelemy used an illegal hand swipe to Grady’s legs that dropped the Contender series champ. After getting deducted a point for his illegal tactic in the fourth Bathelemy, it only went downhill from there. In the fifth, during a clinch, Barthelemy locked into Grady’s neck with a vicious bite. After realizing the transaction referee Brian Stutts immediately disqualified Barthelemy.