Fight 5: Delayed Gratification - August
Lets start off Week 5 with some double
sweetness. Sugar Ray is joined by Sugar Shane Mosley who helps to reward the
Gold team for Walter Wrights win/ Leather Jackets and shades for all. All in
gold that is. The Blue squad is getting ill of being present at these prize
ceremonies, so here we go, battle on.
Shane heads to the gym to spar with the contenders and Walter Wright steps up.
Even though he is sore from the previous fight he puts on a decent show. Of
course, Shane is way too quick for him in the end. Grady is training for an
expected fight with Vinroy and Walter is getting sick of Cornelius K-9 Bundrage
talking as if he is everyones trainer. Let see what he does about it. To the
After a brief fake out, Wright puts his name into week 10 along side K-9. Heres
the updated Bracket:
Week 9: ----------/-----------
Week 10: Bundrage /Wright
Week 12: Bravo/Balletto
And just as quick as one match is set, so is another. Vinroy Barrett steps up
and calls out Grady Brewer. The vendetta is set for five rounds.
Grady visits his family and the mood stays light. Vinroy is from Jamaica but he
has moved to Tennessee to train. He makes a phone call home to his wife and
daughter who fill him with emotion and pride. They will be ringside for the
match, but without further ado here is fight no. 5.
Rd1: While everything is even early on in the round. Grady Brewer fires up in
the last minute backing Vinroy into the corner nearly forcing Barrett into the
fetal position. Some might say the round was stolen, but not if this finish was
s sign of things to come.
rd2: Vinroy again seems to be stunned by a series of powerful punches from
Brewer and it makes you wonder why the heck he wanted this fight. Brewer is
nearly in complete control and after a truly one sided round, Brewer has a 2
rd3: After being warned that he was down to rounds in his corner Vinroy comes
out a little more aggressive than I previous rounds, and for once blows seem
even. Then comes the head butt. While it was accidental, it did cause a cut to
Brewer. With blood streaming from under his right eye, Brewer continues and
Barrett attacks the weak point. Vinroy and the gold side may just have a chance.
rd4: Barrett comes out with the jab and Brewers body language shows that the
cut may be affecting him more than anyone first thought. Vinroy starts to
summarily pummel Brewer with the bell being Grady Brewers salvation. The bout
is very likely even, but the head butt may influence the judges. The last round
rd5: Brewer lands the first few punches and that seems to give him a needed dose
of confidence. Barrett swings back but seems to miss more than connect. Brewer
backs Barrett against the ropes and his wife ringside is in a frenzy. For good
reason. The bell rings and Grady has likely salvaged a nearly given up fight.
Unanimous for Grady Brewer!
After waiting an extra week for the matchup, Vinroy Barrett is the one who
receives his just desserts. Maybe after this Grady Brewer will earn an ounce
more of respect.
Sixteen boxers strive to be the
next boxing superstar, as they try to harness their emotional
backgrounds into a lesson in the sweet science.
Recaps by Eric Pierce, GSNN
Sugar Ray Leonard
Creators: Mark Burnett, Jeffrey Katzenberg
EP: Mark Burnett, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Sylvester Stallone
Packager: Mark Burnett Productions, Dreamworks SKG,
Rogue Productions for ESPN
Origin: Los Angeles, CA
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