Lamon Brewster

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Lamon Brewster
Lamon Brewster at Agalarov Estate.jpg
Statistics
Real name Lamon Tajuan Brewster
Nickname(s) Relentless
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality United States American
Born (1973-06-05) June 5, 1973 (age 41)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 35
Wins by KO 30
Losses 6
Draws 0
No contests 0

"Relentless" Lamon Tajuan Brewster (born June 5, 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a retired American professional heavyweight boxer, former WBO heavyweight champion, and entrepreneur. He won the silver medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. Brewster founded "Fighting Connection Consulting" in 2011.

Amateur career[edit]

Brewster was the 1995 US Heavyweight Champion as an amateur. Additional highlights include:

Professional career[edit]

1996-2003: Prospect to Contender[edit]

Brewster turned professional in 1996 and was undefeated for his first three years as a pro until losing decisions to Clifford Etienne and Charles Shufford in 2000.

2004-2005: WBO Heavyweight Champion & Title Defenses[edit]

On April 10, 2004, Brewster shockingly knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in the fifth round to win the vacant WBO heavyweight championship in Las Vegas. While Klitschko dominated the fight at first, Brewster survived the onslaught and rallied to knock a seemingly exhausted Klitschko out. The Klitschko camp claimed that he had been drugged, but the allegations were never proven. Brewster went on to have three successful title defenses.

2006-2007: Liakhovich & Klitschko II[edit]

Brewster lost his WBO title by unanimous decision on April 1, 2006 to Sergei Liakhovich from Belarus in an action-packed fight. In an interview following the fight, Brewster said that he could not see with his left eye after the first round. It was later confirmed that he had suffered a detached retina in his left eye and he had to undergo surgery.

Lamon Brewster returned to the ring on July 7, 2007, losing his rematch against Wladimir Klitschko after trainer Buddy McGirt stopped the fight after the sixth round. The fight took place in Köln (Cologne), Germany, for the IBF & IBO heavyweight title.

2008-2010: Tail-End of Career[edit]

After two tune-up bouts, he was upset by Gbenga Oloukun by an eight round points decision. The following year he was stopped by rising contender Robert Helenius. Brewster is currently managed by The Simpsons co-creator, professional poker player and philanthropist, Sam Simon.[1]

Retirement[edit]

On January 9, 2011, Lamon Brewster officially announced his retirement as a professional boxer.[2][3] Brewster cited an eye injury from his last fight with Helenius as the reason for this retirement. Further, he indicated that he believes that Helenius tampered with his gloves which caused the resulting injury to Brewster. He has undergone four unsuccessful surgeries to restore sight in his left eye.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

35 Wins (30 knockouts), 6 Losses[2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 10-0 Finland Robert Helenius TKO 8 30/01/2010 Germany Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 2:31 of the eighth round.
Loss 16-1 Nigeria Gbenga Oloukun UD 8 29/08/2009 Germany Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 76-79, 75-77, 75-77.
Win 31-12 United Kingdom Michael Sprott UD 8 14/03/2009 Germany Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 78-73, 78-73, 79-73.
Win 25-5-1 United States Danny Batchelder KO 5 30/08/2008 Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. Batchelder knocked out at 1:10 of the fifth round.
Loss 48-3 Ukraine "Dr. Steel Hammer" Wladimir Klitschko RTD 6 07/07/2007 Germany Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany IBF/IBO World Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the fight after the sixth round.
Loss 22-1 Belarus Sergei "White Wolf" Liakhovich UD 12 01/04/2006 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States WBO World Heavyweight Title. 113-115, 112-115, 110-117.
Win 28-1-1 Albania [5] Luan Krasniqi TKO 9 28/09/2005 Germany Altona, Hamburg, Germany WBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the ninth round.
Win 38-5-1 Poland Andrew Golota TKO 1 21/05/2005 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States WBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the first round.
Win 29-1 Australia Kali Meehan SD 12 04/09/2004 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBO World Heavyweight Title. 113-114, 114-113, 115-113.
Win 42-2 Ukraine "Dr. Steel Hammer" Wladimir Klitschko TKO 5 10/04/2004 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, Nevada WBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout after the fifth round.
Win 10-16-3 United States Joe Lenhart TKO 3 01/03/2003 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout after the third round.
Win 23-2 United States "Irish" Tommy Martin TKO 3 14/12/2002 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBO NABO/WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:03 of the third round.
Win 13-15-2 United States "Wreckless" Willie Chapman TKO 6 27/07/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:32 of the sixth round.
Win 18-1-1 United States Nate "The Snake" Jones TKO 3 02/02/2002 Pennsylvania Reading, Pennsylvania, United States WBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the third round.
Win 29-6 United States Joey Guy TKO 1 25/10/2001 California Inglewood, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:44 of the first round after Guy was knocked down thrice.
Loss 15-1 United States Charles Shufford UD 10 21/10/2000 Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United States 93-97, 93-97, 92-98.
Win 10-13 United States Val Smith TKO 1 24/09/2000 Nevada West Wendover, Nevada, United States
Loss 15-0 United States Clifford "The Black Rhino" Etienne UD 10 06/05/2000 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States 92-98, 91-99, 91-99.
Win 23-8-1 United States Richard "Hard Face" Mason UD 10 26/02/2000 New York New York City, United States
Win 24-7-1 United States Quinn "Cujo" Navarre KO 1 17/09/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Navarre knocked out at 2:12 of the first round.
Win 21-2 United States Mario Cawley KO 2 22/05/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Cawley knocked out at 1:20 of the second round.
Win 23-11 United States Marcus "Big Tuna" Rhode TKO 1 03/10/1998 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20-24-1 United States Everett "Bigfoot" Martin TKO 4 15/08/1998 California Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 7-13-2 United States Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco KO 2 14/06/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 16-15-2 United States Garing "Freight Train" Lane UD 10 16/05/1998 Idaho Boise, Idaho, United States
Win 20-7 United States Marcellus "More than a Conqueror" Brown KO 4 23/03/1998 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 9-9 United States Artis "The Mad Boxer" Pendergrass KO 1 28/02/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10-7-1 Austria "Big" Biko Botowamungu TKO 5 09/01/1998 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:20 of the fifth round.
Win 24-12 United States Tony "The Rock" LaRosa TKO 1 20/12/1997 California Coachella, California, United States
Win 11-17-2 United States John "The Killer" Kiser UD 8 20/11/1997 California Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 4-7 United States Aaron Conway TKO 1 08/08/1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:24 of the first round.
Win 14-12 United States Cleveland Woods RTD 2 11/07/1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Woods retired after the second round.
Win 6-8 United States Willie "Beau" Johnson TKO 2 08/04/1997 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 3-3 United States Mark Johnson KO 1 06/03/1997 New Jersey Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Win 14-32 United States Tim Knight KO 1 06/02/1997 California Beverly Hills, California, United States
Win 8-20-1 United States Trent Surratt KO 1 31/01/1997 California Beverly Hills, California, United States
Win 2-3 United States Ronnie "The Bear" Smith TKO 3 09/01/1997 California Beverly Hills, California, United States
Win 4-2-1 Mexico Fabian Meza KO 1 28/12/1996 California Irvine, California, United States
Win 3-1 United States Greg "The G" McGhee KO 2 17/12/1996 Maryland Pikesville, Maryland, United States McGhee knocked out at 2:28 of the second round.
Win 2-0 United States Sean "Two Fists" Fink KO 1 29/11/1996 Virginia Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Win 1-0 United States Moses Harris KO 1 08/11/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, United States

Entrepreneurship[edit]

Brewster founded "Fighting Connection Consulting" in July 2011 providing expertise to professional fighters on training methods, psychology, nutrition, conditioning, team building, and publicity.

Personal[edit]

From 1992-1995 he was married to actress Tichina Arnold(Martin,Everybody Hates Chris).

Brewster has three children with his wife and one from his previous relationship. He has three girls and a boy. He is also a first cousin of former WBO & IBF heavyweight champion Chris Byrd. Lamon Brewster also started to star in public service announcements against dog fighting.

Lamon Brewster
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Pan American Games
Silver Mar del Plata Heavyweight

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Derrell Dixon
United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion
1995
Succeeded by
DaVarryl Williamson
Vacant
Title last held by
Andre Purlette
WBO NABO Heavyweight Champion
February 2, 2002 – April 17, 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Lance Whitaker
Vacant
Title last held by
Jameel McCline
WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion
December 14, 2002 – June 16, 2003
Vacated
Succeeded by
Saul Montana
Vacant
Title last held by
Corrie Sanders
WBO World Heavyweight Champion
April 10, 2004 – April 1, 2006
Succeeded by
Siarhei Liakhovich
Vacant
Title last held by
Friday Ahunanya
NABA Heavyweight Champion
August 30, 2008 – March 14, 2009
Vacated
Succeeded by
David Rodriguez