It is generally accepted that all professional fighters -they are people with a fairly low level of intellectual development, unable to do anything in their lives, except to beat other people. But fortunately, in fact this is far from the case. A vivid example of this is a boxer named Lamon Brewster, whose fate and sporting career will be discussed in this article.
Birth and childhood
One of the most outstanding athletesModernity was born on June 5, 1973 in Indiana, the city of Indianapolis. According to the memories of his mother, Lamon Brewster grew up to be a very placid and calm child who at four years played decently chess, and at the age of seven mastered the game on the drum set.
However, at the age of seven the boy's life changed, because his parents moved to California, settling in a suburb of Los Angeles. Here, and there was a turn in the fate of the future champion.
Beginning of boxing
At the dawn of the 1980s, films featuring Bruce Leewere very popular. Therefore, many boys began to get involved in kung fu. Our hero did not become an exception, he dropped drill lessons and began to fight with his brothers. In this regard, the boy's father decided to take his son to where the fight is normal, that is, to the boxing section. The first training hall in which Lamon Brewster was engaged was the Riverside Gym, where the head was Billy Brown, who is a friend and partner of the legendary Jack Dempsey.
It should be noted that the athlete immediatelydevoted himself to boxing. He had good performance in swimming, karate and even chess. And in general, his future guy associated with a good education, which, he believed, could provide him with a decent life.
A sharp turn in life
But fate decreed in its own way. During the celebration of the fifteenth anniversary, the former professional basketball player Joe Long came to the Brewster family, who said: "A person can achieve serious success only in one direction, completely concentrating on it." This phrase was very much respected by Lamon, the man was struck by a young man, and from that day he completely concentrated on boxing.
Moving to Los Angeles
At 18, Lamon Brewster settled in Beverly Hillsand began to train under the leadership of Bill Slayton. The young boxer proved to be very diligent and persistent, and this led to the fact that in late 1991 he became the strongest among his peers. He also often conducted training sessions with professionals, including the leading boxers of the United States.
Successes in amateurs
In 1992, Lamon wins the Golden tournamentGloves in the state of California. The same success awaits him next year. And in March 1995 he wins the title of champion of America. Six months later, the boxer becomes the silver medalist of the Pan-American Games.
In early 1996, Leimon won thecompetitions Western Regional Trials, thanks to which he receives an invitation to become a member of the US Olympic team. But the sportsman decided to go to the professionals, because it was there, in his opinion, he was waiting for big fees, far exceeding the price of Olympic gold.
Debut in the pro
On November 8, 1996, Brewster performed for the first time onprofiling. The first fight was successful, as his opponent Lamon won by knockout in the first round. Until the end of the calendar year, Lamont had three more fights, and in all he won ahead of schedule in the first three minutes.
Contract with Top-Rank
Such a powerful start was noticeable forpromoter Bob Arum, who signed a contract with Brewster. Largely due to this, the young American boxer-professional issued a series of 20 victorious fights, after which the contract with him was extended. After a while, Lamon becomes stronger and more experienced. This meant that it was time to fight with significant fighters.
May 6, 2000 in Pittsburgh, a duel took place between two unbeaten at that time fighters: Brewster and Clifford Etienne.
From the very beginning Etienne did not give the opportunityLaimon's use of force and speed, as he himself had excellent performance in shock technology and endurance. As a result, already in the final rounds Clifford without any problems drove Brewster into the corner and beat him with short side impacts on the body and head. As a result, the unanimous decision of the judges was in favor of Etienne.
Return to the ring
Six months later, Lamont again holds the battle. This time he wins from Vela Smith. After this fight, he was faced with a fight with Charles Shaford. But on October 21 Brewster once again loses. Charles forced him to work first number and successfully counterattacked. As a result, after 10 rounds, the victory was celebrated by Schafford.
This defeat not only inflicted Brewsterpsychological trauma, but also deprived him of the contract with Arum. However, such talents as Lamont, do not remain orphaned, and he signs a contract with Don King, thereby again gaining success.
A new turn in the career
After a series of successful battles, Lamon in the beginning of 2003 takes the second position in the WBO rating list. This meant that a title fight was waiting for him soon.
The first battle with the Ukrainian
In the spring of 2004, a battle took place for the world champion. The highest level in this fight was shown by two strong and smart boxers: American Brewster and Ukrainian Klitschko, Jr..
In the first four rounds, Leimon conceded, andonce even went down. However, in the fifth three-minute session, Vladimir Klichko sharply began to slow down the pace - it was clear that he was very tired. After the end of the round, the Ukrainian fell to the floor without power, and the referee was forced to stop the fight, thereby conferring victory to the American.
After this fight, Brewster won the Albanian Luan Krasniqi, Kali Mien and Andrzej Golota. But in April 2006 he lost to the Belarusian Sergey Lyakhovich on points.
In the summer of 2007, Wladimir Klitschko conductedvoluntary defense of the IBF title. It was a second meeting between the Ukrainian and Lamon. This time, Vladimir led the duel under his dictation, and therefore during the break between the seventh and eighth round, the American refused to continue the fight.
The last fight in his professional career Brewster held on January 30, 2010 in Germany, where he lost a technical knockout to Finn Robert Helenius.</ p>