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Brewster: Mormeck needs to use my win over Wladimir as a blueprint to beat him

Jean-Marc Mormeck Lamon Brewster Wladimir KlitschkoBy Jim Dower: Former WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster thinks Jean Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22 KO’s) has a decent chance of beating IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO’s) in their battle on March 3rd at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Brewster is no strange to Wladimir having knocked out the tall 6’6” Ukrainian in the 5th round in their first fight in April 2004. Although Brewster was easily beaten by Wladimir in their rematch three years later, Brewster still has that win over Wladimir to be proud of. That was Brewster in the prime of his career before he suffered an eye injury in his fight against Siarhei Liakhovich in April 2006. Brewster wasn’t the same fighter after undergoing eye surgery.

In an interview at eastsideboxing.com, Brewster said “I think Mormeck can use my fight with Wladimir as a blueprint…He has to put pressure on…If he can endure enough of the early rounds, and if he can endure Wladimir’s big shots, and if Mormeck can take it to the later rounds, Wladimir will begin to show his weaknesses. Pressure can definitely get to Wladimir. Mormeck is a dangerous fighter. Wladimir won’t be stupid and try to stand in front of Mormeck. He’ll try to win on points, by winning each round.”

Brewster went on to say that he feels a left hook is what can be effective against Wladimir. That’s’ the punch he hurt Wladimir with in their first fight when he was able to get close to Wladimir after he had punched himself out trying to stop Brewster.

It’s going to be difficult for Mormeck to make it to the later rounds because he’s going to be getting hit with a lot of jabs and left hooks by Wladimir. I doubt Wladimir will throw his right hand very much if he feels that Mormeck could counter him if he misses. But Wladimir’s jab will give Mormeck a lot of problems and he’s going to have to move a lot in order to minimize the amount of times Wladimir is able to connect with that shot.

Mormeck won’t be able to charge Wladimir like Brewster did in his first fight with Wladimir because he’ll give ground and won’t try and punch with Momeck. Wladimir will also tie Mormeck up on the inside. That’s something Wladimir failed to do the first time he fought Brewster. He tried to fight it out with him because he seemed to have greatly underestimated Brewster’s power after knocking him to the canvas in the 4th. It looked like just another easy win for Wladimir but he really gassed out while trying to finish Brewster off and paid the price by getting knocked out in the 5th.


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