Lamon Brewster

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Lamon Brewster
Lamon Brewster at Agalarov Estate.jpg
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Real nameLamon Tajuan Brewster
Nickname(s)Relentless
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1973-06-05) June 5, 1973 (age 40)
Indianapolis, Indiana
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights41
Wins35
Wins by KO30
Losses6
Draws0
No contests0
 
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Lamon Brewster
Lamon Brewster at Agalarov Estate.jpg
Statistics
Real nameLamon Tajuan Brewster
Nickname(s)Relentless
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1973-06-05) June 5, 1973 (age 40)
Indianapolis, Indiana
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights41
Wins35
Wins by KO30
Losses6
Draws0
No contests0

"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]

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.

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 Klitschko out. Klitschko claimed that he had been drugged, but this claim was never proven.

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.

Brewster is currently managed by The Simpsons co-creator, professional poker player and philanthropist, Sam Simon.[1]

Recent[edit]

Recently Brewster defeated Danny Batchelder by 5th round knockout and Michael Sprott by unanimous decision before losing a unanimous decision to Gbenga Oloukun. In his most recent fight he lost by an eight round TKO to a Finnish prospect Robert Helenius.

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]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Loss10-0Finland Robert HeleniusTKO830/01/2010Germany Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GermanyReferee stopped the bout at 2:31 of the eighth round.
Loss16-1Nigeria Gbenga OloukunUD829/08/2009Germany Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany76-79, 75-77, 75-77.
Win31-12United Kingdom Michael SprottUD814/03/2009Germany Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany78-73, 78-73, 79-73.
Win25-5-1United States Danny BatchelderKO530/08/2008Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio, United StatesNABA Heavyweight Title. Batchelder knocked out at 1:10 of the fifth round.
Loss48-3Ukraine "Dr. Steel Hammer" Wladimir KlitschkoRTD607/07/2007Germany Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyIBF/IBO World Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the fight after the sixth round.
Loss22-1Belarus Sergei "White Wolf" LiakhovichUD1201/04/2006Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United StatesWBO World Heavyweight Title. 113-115, 112-115, 110-117.
Win28-1-1Albania [5] Luan KrasniqiTKO928/09/2005Germany Altona, Hamburg, GermanyWBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the ninth round.
Win38-5-1Poland Andrew GolotaTKO121/05/2005Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United StatesWBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the first round.
Win29-1Australia Kali MeehanSD1204/09/2004Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesWBO World Heavyweight Title. 113-114, 114-113, 115-113.
Win42-2Ukraine "Dr. Steel Hammer" Wladimir KlitschkoTKO510/04/2004Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, NevadaWBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout after the fifth round.
Win10-16-3United States Joe LenhartTKO301/03/2003Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesReferee stopped the bout after the third round.
Win23-2United States "Irish" Tommy MartinTKO314/12/2002New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United StatesWBO NABO/WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:03 of the third round.
Win13-15-2United States "Wreckless" Willie ChapmanTKO627/07/2002Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:32 of the sixth round.
Win18-1-1United States Nate "The Snake" JonesTKO302/02/2002Pennsylvania Reading, Pennsylvania, United StatesWBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the third round.
Win29-6United States Joey GuyTKO125/10/2001California Inglewood, California, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:44 of the first round after Guy was knocked down thrice.
Loss15-1United States Charles ShuffordUD1021/10/2000Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United States93-97, 93-97, 92-98.
Win10-13United States Val SmithTKO124/09/2000Nevada West Wendover, Nevada, United States
Loss15-0United States Clifford "The Black Rhino" EtienneUD1006/05/2000Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States92-98, 91-99, 91-99.
Win23-8-1United States Richard "Hard Face" MasonUD1026/02/2000New York New York City, United States
Win24-7-1United States Quinn "Cujo" NavarreKO117/09/1999Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesNavarre knocked out at 2:12 of the first round.
Win21-2United States Mario CawleyKO222/05/1999Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesCawley knocked out at 1:20 of the second round.
Win23-11United States Marcus "Big Tuna" RhodeTKO103/10/1998Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win20-24-1United States Everett "Bigfoot" MartinTKO415/08/1998California Los Angeles, California, United States
Win7-13-2United States Louis "The Facelifter" MonacoKO214/06/1998New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win16-15-2United States Garing "Freight Train" LaneUD1016/05/1998Idaho Boise, Idaho, United States
Win20-7United States Marcellus "More than a Conqueror" BrownKO423/03/1998Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win9-9United States Artis "The Mad Boxer" PendergrassKO128/02/1998New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win10-7-1Austria "Big" Biko BotowamunguTKO509/01/1998Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 0:20 of the fifth round.
Win24-12United States Tony "The Rock" LaRosaTKO120/12/1997California Coachella, California, United States
Win11-17-2United States John "The Killer" KiserUD820/11/1997California Los Angeles, California, United States
Win4-7United States Aaron ConwayTKO108/08/1997Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 2:24 of the first round.
Win14-12United States Cleveland WoodsRTD211/07/1997Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesWoods retired after the second round.
Win6-8United States Willie "Beau" JohnsonTKO208/04/1997Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win3-3United States Mark JohnsonKO106/03/1997New Jersey Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Win14-32United States Tim KnightKO106/02/1997California Beverly Hills, California, United States
Win8-20-1United States Trent SurrattKO131/01/1997California Beverly Hills, California, United States
Win2-3United States Ronnie "The Bear" SmithTKO309/01/1997California Beverly Hills, California, United States
Win4-2-1Mexico Fabian MezaKO128/12/1996California Irvine, California, United States
Win3-1United States Greg "The G" McGheeKO217/12/1996Maryland Pikesville, Maryland, United StatesMcGhee knocked out at 2:28 of the second round.
Win2-0United States Sean "Two Fists" FinkKO129/11/1996Virginia Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Win1-0United States Moses HarrisKO108/11/1996Nevada 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
SilverMar del PlataHeavyweight

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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