Lamont Brewster Former Heavyweight World Champ Previously Owned Original WBO Engraved Belt Awarded To Him After Defeating Wladimir Klitschko

Lamont Brewster Former Heavyweight World Champ Previously Owned Original WBO Engraved Belt Awarded To Him After Defeating Wladimir Klitschko

Lamont Brewster former heavyweight World champion previously owned original WBO engraved belt awarded to him after defeating Wladimir Klitschko.

The maroon coloured leather belt with black fur inner lining features the WBO centre plate containing fifty-two decorative ruby and diamond coloured stones and two circular plates affixed to either side. The left reads "Relentless" Lamon Brewster Heavyweight Champion Of The World," and "TKO's Wladimir Klitschko Round 5 April 10, 2004, Las Vegas. Measuring 48" x 11"

Condition excellent (Due to the belt being tossed around in the ring before and after fights with great enthusiasm there is one ruby stone missing with some of the white letter colouring to WORLD & C H have become detached).

Lamont Brewster vs Wladimir Klitschko I
10th June 2004, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.

Klitschko Waved Out In Fifth Round
Associated Press, April 11, 2004.

Lamon Brewster put a stunning end to the heavyweight hopes of one half of the Klitschko brother team.

Brewster came off the canvas to land a pair of smashing left hooks to turn the fight around in the fifth round, then won in bizarre fashion after the bell sounded to end the round when referee Robert Byrd waved the fight to an end.

Wladimir Klitschko, the 6-foot-6 Ukrainian who was dominating the fight when he got caught midway through the fifth round with the left hooks, was knocked out for the second time in his last four fights. He was taken to a hospital for a precautionary brain scan on the advice of ring doctor Margaret Goodman.

"It was kill or be killed," said Brewster, who was fighting for the first time in 13 months and was a 7-1 underdog on the day of the fight.

Brewster won the fringe WBO title and put himself in the heavyweight picture, while Klitschko might have to think about whether he will continue to fight. Klitschko's trainer said last month he would advise him to retire if he lost again.

Klitschko's brother, Vitali, was in the corner watching Wladimir dominate until the fateful fifth round. Vitali fights Corrie Sanders for the WBC heavyweight title in two weeks.

Byrd stopped the fight after Klitschko had gone down following an exchange with Brewster that lasted after the bell. Klitschko stumbled into the center of the ring and went down, but it wasn't ruled a knockdown because the bell had already sounded.

Klitschko, though, had trouble getting up, getting to his knees and then haltingly to his feet. Byrd stopped the fight as Klitschko stumbled to his corner, giving Brewster the win by TKO at 3:00 of the fifth round.

"He couldn't take care of himself," Byrd said. "I tried to get a response out of him but there was none. I've never stopped a fight like that before."

Klitschko was winning the fight easily with his punishing left jab and knocked Brewster to the canvas in the fourth round with a vicious right hand. He appeared close to being able to stop Brewster, but Brewster managed to get through the round, with both fighters falling on the canvas after tangling in Brewster's corner at the end of the round.

Midway through the fifth round, Brewster landed the left hooks that changed the fight. Klitschko was hurt and went into the ropes, where Byrd ruled a knockdown. Brewster went back after him and had him hurt when the bell sounded, and then Klitschko went down again.

"I know he's a tough guy. I know he can punch," Brewster said. "But what I wanted to do was show Americans don't lay down."

Brewster said he wouldn't be denied, and thought Klitschko's chin was suspect after being knocked out by Sanders last year in Germany.

"I knew he would get tired, he'd either get tired of hitting me or get tired of me coming forward and putting pressure to his face," Brewster said.

Mysterious Circumstances Surround Loss
Associated Press, May 5, 2004.

An attorney for heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko has asked for a federal investigation of his loss last month to Lamon Brewster.

Judd Burstein sent the U.S. Attorney's office in Las Vegas a letter asking for the probe, citing what he said were mysterious circumstances surrounding the fight.

Burstein claimed in the letter that Klitschko's blood and urine samples taken after the fight were missing, and said it was suspicious that the odds favouring Klitschko dropped dramatically before the fight.

Klitschko was winning the April 10 fight handily before Brewster knocked him out in the fifth round. He later said he felt drugged after the opening round.

Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Marc Ratner said nothing abnormal happened before, during or after the fight.

"We were so concerned that night that we sent him to the trauma unit instead of the emergency room with a neurosurgeon in the ambulance," Ratner said. "He took all the appropriate tests, both urine and blood. There was nothing in those tests irregular or remarkable."

Klitschko's brother, Vitali, won the WBC heavyweight title April 24 when he stopped Corrie Sanders in the eighth round in Los Angeles.

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Lamont Brewster vs Wladimir Klitschko I

Lamon Tajuan Brewster (born June 5, 1973) is an American 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.

Amateur Career
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.

Professional Career
1996-2003: Prospect To Contender

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 Defences

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 Defences)
*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.