Lamon Brewster Defeats Michael Sprott by Decision
KIEL, GERMANY (March 14, 2009) – Former heavyweight champion “Relentless” Lamon Brewster cruised his way to an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Michael Sprott at Ostseehalle in Kiel, Germany. Judges Ingo Barrabas and Norbert Duernberger scored the fight 78-73, while Wilhelm Vogl saw the fight 79-73.
Brewster, now 35-4 (30 knockouts), boxed effectively throughout, backing up Sprott with his sheer aggressive nature and powerful left jab. At the end of the third round Brewster landed the most significant punch of the fight, a hard left hook following a grazing right hand that resulted in the only knockdown of the match. Sprott was hurt by the punch but the bell saved him from further damage.
The ex-British champion, 31-13 (16 knockouts), showed determination and grit as he survived Brewster’s explosive attacks. Still it was not enough as Brewster’s superior will and strength deterred Sprott from attempting anything too ambitious.
Brewster, the NABA heavyweight champion and current #11 ranked contender by the WBA, intends to springboard back into the world title picture with the win. He hopes to lure IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko into a rubber match in the near future. In their first match, Brewster overcame 13 months of inactivity to knock the Ukrainian out in five rounds in 2004. Brewster lost the rematch following 15 months of inactivity due to an eye injury.
Brewster is a native of Indianapolis, IN but resides in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently trained by Shadeed Saluki. This was Brewster’s first fight with German-based promoter Sauerland Event, whom also promote IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and WBA heavyweight champion Nicolai Valuev.
For more information on Lamon Brewster, visit www.lamonbrewster.com .