Buffalo cruiserweight Greg Brady has been rather busy this summer and there isn’t any let up in his schedule.
The 25-year-old Brady, who is trained by Ross Thompson, fights tonight in Wilson, N.C., against Brandon White (0-2) in a four-round bout. Brady (3-1, 3 KOs) has a three-fight winning streak and is fighting for the fourth time this year, including third since stopping Travis Reeves in the third round on July 13 in Chester, West Va.
Thompson said there’s a chance Brady will step in the ring in September for another fight depending on his health following tonight’s contest.
At Turning Stone Casino in Verona, 25-year-old Buffalo southpaw Guillermo Sanchez (13-10, 5 KOs) lost for the eighth time in a row as unbeaten Cuban and NABA featherweight champion Claudio Marrero (17-0, 16 KOs) won via fifth-round TKO at 2:25 during the undercard of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights, which served as former world champion Mike Tyson’s debut as a promoter.
Sanchez, a one-time WBC Youth World Lightweight Champion, was a fill-in opponent as Marrero was supposed to face Mexican Hugo Partida.
In the co-feature bout, Jesus Andres Cueller (23-1, 18 KOs), ranked fourth by the WBA, handed world No. 2 Claudio Marrero (14-1, 11 KOs) his first career loss – taking a 12-round unanimous decision (115-112, 114-113, 116-111) to win the interim WBA featherweight title.
In the main event, IBF junior lightweight champion Argenis Mendez (21-2-1, 11 KOs) and Arash Usmanee (20-1-1, 10 KOs) battled to a 12-round majority draw.
Mendez retains the title after two judges scored the bout 114-114 while the third had it 115-113 in Usmanee’s favor.