Brewer stops Seay in second


LEDYARD, Conn. -- Charles Brewer, who had let the thought of retirement creep into his psyche, drove it right back out last night.

Rebounding from two losses in a row, Brewer knocked out Terry Seay in the second round of a scheduled eight-round middleweight bout at the Foxwood Casino.

Referee Steve Smoger stopped the bout 33 seconds into the second round, with Seay flat on the canvas, grabbing his side after a brutal left hook to the ribs.

Brewer, of Philadelphia, raised his record to 23-4, with 17 knockouts, while Seay, of Hartford, dropped to 7-6, with seven knockouts.

For Brewer, it may have been the most significant victory of a career that seemed headed toward a triumph. That was before Lonny Beasley knocked Brewer out in February, and before Rafael Williams duplicated that stoppage in June.

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