Brewster in 2011
|Real name||Lamon Tajuan Brewster|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
June 5, 1973 |
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Wins by KO||30|
Lamon Tajuan Brewster (born June 5, 1973) is an American former professional boxer who held the WBO world heavyweight title. He is best known for scoring an upset knockout victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2004. He also defeated notable opponents in Kali Meehan and Andrew Golota. After his retirement from the sport, he became an entrepreneur and founded "Fighting Connection Consulting" in 2011.
- 1 Amateur career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Retirement
- 4 Professional boxing record
- 5 Entrepreneurship
- 6 Personal
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Brewster was the 1995 US Heavyweight Champion as an amateur. Additional highlights include:
- 1995 2nd place at the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Results were:
- Defeated Moises Rolon (Puerto Rico) PTS
- Lost to Félix Savón (Cuba) RSCH-2
- Brewster failed to qualify for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics after he lost to Nate Jones and DaVarryl Williamson in the trials.
1996-2003: Prospect to Contender
2004-2005: WBO Heavyweight Champion & Title Defenses
On April 10, 2004, Brewster faced Wladimir Klitschko in a fight for the vacant World Boxing Organization championship that had been vacated by Corrie Sanders, who had upset Klitschko by knocking him out in the second round of their fight in 2003, when he decided to challenge Vitali Klitschko for the World Boxing Council title vacated when Lennox Lewis retired.
Brewster was dominated in the early going, knocked down once in the fourth round. In the fifth round, Brewster hurt Klitschko with a left hook that forced the Ukrainian fighter to use the ropes to hold himself up, which resulted in a knockdown. As the round ended, Brewster hit Klitschko with a combination of punches that caused him to go down after the bell sounded. Seeing Klitschko struggle to return to his feet, referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight and awarded a technical knockout victory to Brewster. Klitschko claimed foul play resulted in his defeat but an investigation found nothing.
For eleven years, Brewster remained the last boxer to defeat Klitschko in the ring, until Tyson Fury defeated Klitschko in a 2015 heavyweight fight. Brewster remains the last boxer to knock Klitschko out in a bout.
2006-2007: Liakhovich & Klitschko II
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
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. At one point in his career, Brewster was managed by The Simpsons co-creator, professional poker player and philanthropist, Sam Simon, living rent-free on a guest property Simon owned. Brewster later left Simon and signed with manager Al Haymon.
- WBO World Heavyweight Champion (3 Defenses)
- WBO Continental Americas Heavyweight Title
- NABO Continental Americas Heavyweight Title
- WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title
On January 9, 2011, Lamon Brewster officially announced his retirement as a professional boxer. 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.
Professional boxing record
|35 Wins (30 knockouts), 6 Losses|
|Loss||10-0||Robert Helenius||TKO||8||30/01/2010||Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany||Referee stopped the bout at 2:31 of the eighth round.|
|Loss||16-1||Gbenga Oloukun||UD||8||29/08/2009||Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany||76-79, 75-77, 75-77.|
|Win||31-12||Michael Sprott||UD||8||14/03/2009||Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany||78-73, 78-73, 79-73.|
|Win||25-5-1||Danny Batchelder||KO||5||30/08/2008||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States||NABA Heavyweight Title. Batchelder knocked out at 1:10 of the fifth round.|
|Loss||48-3||Wladimir Klitschko||RTD||6||07/07/2007||Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||IBF/IBO World Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the fight after the sixth round.|
|Loss||22-1||Sergei Liakhovich||UD||12||01/04/2006||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||WBO World Heavyweight Title. 113-115, 112-115, 110-117.|
|Win||28-1-1|| Luan Krasniqi||TKO||9||28/09/2005||Altona, Hamburg, Germany||WBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the ninth round.|
|Win||38-5-1||Andrew Golota||TKO||1||21/05/2005||Chicago, Illinois, United States||WBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the first round.|
|Win||29-1||Kali Meehan||SD||12||04/09/2004||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||WBO World Heavyweight Title. 113-114, 114-113, 115-113.|
|Win||42-2||Wladimir Klitschko||TKO||5||10/04/2004||Las Vegas, Nevada, Nevada||WBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout after the fifth round. Brewster down in fourth round, Klitschko down in fifth round.|
|Win||10-16-3||Joe Lenhart||TKO||3||01/03/2003||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout after the third round.|
|Win||23-2||Tommy Martin||TKO||3||14/12/2002||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||Willie Chapman||TKO||6||27/07/2002||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:32 of the sixth round.|
|Win||18-1-1||Nate Jones||TKO||3||02/02/2002||Reading, Pennsylvania, United States||WBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the third round.|
|Win||29-6||Joey Guy||TKO||1||25/10/2001||Inglewood, California, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:44 of the first round after Guy was knocked down thrice.|
|Loss||15-1||Charles Shufford||UD||10||21/10/2000||Detroit, Michigan, United States||93-97, 93-97, 92-98.|
|Win||10-13||Val Smith||TKO||1||24/09/2000||West Wendover, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||15-0||Clifford Etienne||UD||10||06/05/2000||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States||92-98, 91-99, 91-99.|
|Win||23-8-1||Richard Mason||UD||10||26/02/2000||New York City, United States|
|Win||24-7-1||Quinn Navarre||KO||1||17/09/1999||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Navarre knocked out at 2:12 of the first round.|
|Win||21-2||Mario Cawley||KO||2||22/05/1999||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Cawley knocked out at 1:20 of the second round.|
|Win||23-11||Marcus Rhode||TKO||1||03/10/1998||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||20-24-1||Everett Martin||TKO||4||15/08/1998||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||7-13-2||Louis Monaco||KO||2||14/06/1998||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||16-15-2||Garing Lane||UD||10||16/05/1998||Boise, Idaho, United States|
|Win||20-7||Marcellus Brown||KO||4||23/03/1998||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||9-9||Artis Pendergrass||KO||1||28/02/1998||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10-7-1||Biko Botowamungu||TKO||5||09/01/1998||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:20 of the fifth round.|
|Win||24-12||Tony LaRosa||TKO||1||20/12/1997||Coachella, California, United States|
|Win||11-17-2||John Kiser||UD||8||20/11/1997||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||4-7||Aaron Conway||TKO||1||08/08/1997||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:24 of the first round.|
|Win||14-12||Cleveland Woods||RTD||2||11/07/1997||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Woods retired after the second round.|
|Win||6-8||Willie Johnson||TKO||2||08/04/1997||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||3-3||Mark Johnson||KO||1||06/03/1997||Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||14-32||Tim Knight||KO||1||06/02/1997||Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Win||8-20-1||Trent Surratt||KO||1||31/01/1997||Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Win||2-3||Ronnie Smith||TKO||3||09/01/1997||Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Win||4-2-1||Fabian Meza||KO||1||28/12/1996||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||3-1||Greg McGhee||KO||2||17/12/1996||Pikesville, Maryland, United States||McGhee knocked out at 2:28 of the second round.|
|Win||2-0||Sean Fink||KO||1||29/11/1996||Roanoke, Virginia, United States|
|Win||1-0||Moses Harris||KO||1||08/11/1996||Las Vegas, United States|
Brewster founded "Fighting Connection Consulting" in July 2011 providing expertise to professional fighters on training methods, psychology, nutrition, conditioning, team building, and publicity.
From 1992–95 he was married to actress Tichina Arnold (or Martin and Everybody Hates Chris fame). 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 and IBF heavyweight champion Chris Byrd. Brewster has also starred in public service announcements against dog fighting.
- "Sam Simon's profile". Sam Simon Foundation.
- "What we know about Al Haymon: Part 2". The Ring Magazine.
- "What we know about Al Haymon: Part 2". The Ring Magazine.
- "BOXINGTALK : LAMON BREWSTER RETIRES".
- "Brewster Announces Retirement". Boxing News.
- "BoxRec - Lamon Brewster".
- "BoxRec - Luan Krasniqi".
- Professional boxing record for Lamon Brewster from BoxRec
- Lamon Brewster - Profile and pictures
- Brewster vs. Savón (1995 Pan American Games)
|Awards and achievements|
|United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion
Title last held byAndre Purlette
|WBO NABO Heavyweight Champion
February 2, 2002 – April 17, 2004
Title next held byLance Whitaker
Title last held byJameel McCline
|WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion
December 14, 2002 – June 16, 2003
Title last held byCorrie Sanders
|WBO World Heavyweight Champion
April 10, 2004 – April 1, 2006
Title last held byFriday Ahunanya
|NABA Heavyweight Champion
August 30, 2008 – March 14, 2009