Brewster: “We [Wladimir Klitschko] Should See Who Wins a Third Time”
Picture: SE – By Erik Schmidt: Former WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster (35-4, 30 KO’s) is still very much interested in getting revenge against IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, saying “We Should See Who Wins a Third Time.” First things first, Brewster, 36, has a fight against Gbenga Oloukun (16-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gerry Webber Stadium, Halle, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Brewster, now fighting in Germany, will be looking to win his third fight since making his comeback in 2007 after a year away from boxing due to an eye operation.
Brewster has looked sensational in his last two fights, defeating Danny Batchelder and Michael Sprott. In both fights, Brewster showed that he hasn’t lost a thing as his power is still there, as is his ability to take a punch.
In 2004, Brewster stopped Wladimir Klitschko in a shocking 5th round knockout victory. The win gave Brewster the WBO heavyweight title and began a brief period of success for Brewster in which he defended the WBO title three times beating Kali Meehan, Andrew Golota and Luan Krasniqi before losing the title in an exciting 12-round decision loss to Sergey Lyakhovich in 2006.
After a year off from boxing due to eye surgery to repair a detached retina, Brewster came back in a fight against Wladimir Klitschko. It was bad timing for Brewster to take on Klitschko at this point in his career, because Brewster looked like he wasn’t ready for full contact yet and fought passively throughout the fight.
Brewster took few chances in the fight and ended up eating a massive amount of jabs from Klitschko. Ultimately, Brewster’s trainer Buddy McGirt stopped the bout following the 6th round because Brewster wasn’t competitive in the fight. Unlike the first fight between Brewster and Klitschko, Lamon wasn’t pressuring Wladimir effectively and was just getting nailed on the outside.
Despite the loss to Klitschko, Brewster has moved up in the ranks and is currently ranked #10 in the WBA and WBO.
Cruiserweight Marco Huck (25-1, 20 KO’s) will be challenging World Boxing Organization cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (15-1, 12 KOs) in the main event. The bout matches two sluggers with almost equal power going up against other. Ramirez, from Argentina, is a classic pressure fighter who likes to walk his opponents down and fire off big shots.
Ramirez isn’t blessed with a high work rate, and can be beaten if he faces an opponent that can take his shots and throw more punches than him. Ramirez’s boxing skills and defense is rather limited. However, with his big power, most of his opponents aren’t able to take advantage of his limited defense and work rate.
Huck will likely outwork Ramirez in this fight and build up a big lead. Ramirez has a chance, though, if he can wear Huck down and hurt him with something big. Huck has a history of stamina problems and generally fades badly by the 10th round. Huck was stopped by Steve Cunningham in the 12th round in December 2007.