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08 Jul 2007 07:30
Wladimir Klitschko beat Lamon Brewster with a technical knockout after six rounds to successfully defend his IBF and IBO heavyweight titles on Saturday.
The Ukrainian clearly dominated the first five rounds, making repeated contact with his strong left jab that largely went unanswered.
Brewster seemed to be standing up to the constant punishment, but two massive left-right combinations in the sixth round rocked the American. Before the seventh could start, Brewster’s trainer slapped his towel on the canvas and referee Sam Williams called the fight.
The result was in stark contrast to the last meeting between the two.
In 2004, Brewster defeated Klitschko with a fifth-round TKO to win the vacant WBO championship in Las Vegas.
Klitschko dominated Saturday’s fight early on and knocked down Brewster in the fourth round, but the American was saved by the bell.
Two left hooks by Brewster in the fifth turned the fight around.
Brewster was returning after a year-long absence following his loss to Sergei Liakhovich in April 2006 during which the American suffered a detached retina in his left eye that required surgery.
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