Lamon Brewster TKO’d Wladimir Klitschko (who didn’t lose again for 11 years) in 2004 to win the WBO heavyweight championship of the world, and reigned for more than three years. His 53-second knockout of Andrew Golota is still the fastest KO in the history of heavyweight title fights.
Since retiring eight years ago with an eye injury, Brewster has been a tireless advocate for boxers, a crusader for social justice and civil rights, and a political activist who calls out crimes againsthumanity that he sees in modern American politics.
The champ gave us a scintillating 90-minute interview on The Ringside Boxing Show, talking about his life, his career, his world view, and (as a bonus) what it’s like to party with the Dave Matthews Band, which he did Friday night in Indianapolis.
This is the main event of a show in which our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti, tell us what to expect from Pacquiao-Matthysse, Jacobs-Derevyanchenko, Nonito in the WBSS bantamweight tournament, and the surprising charity exhibition rematch between Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” currently on Amazon’s bestseller list.
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