This was a rematch of a fight that Wladimir Klitschko dominated the first time around, only to get caught by a big punch and knocked out. It started out the same way in the rematch but would the end of the fight be similar as well? No. The answer is no.
Wladimir Klitschko vs. Lamon Brewster II
Wladimir dominated from the outset with his jab. One round was the same as the next. Wladimir peppered Brewster with jabs while the challenger did little about it. Brewster lacked the “relentless” style that begot his nickname. He enlisted trainer Buddy McGirt to help adapt a new style but Brewster just didn’t have the desire to fight this night. Repeated jabs to the face tend to do that to people.
McGirt tried to motivate his man into not getting hit in the face so much but it wasn’t happening. Brewster was stuck in mire and there was no escape. McGirt threw in the towel after the sixth round and Brewster didn’t seem too despondent over the call. Wladimir said there as no way he was losing this rematch and his demeanor during his destruction of Brewster seemed to validate that statement.
Wladimir Klitschko is clearly the kingpin of the heavyweight division and title unification seems to be his ultimate goal. Things could get tricky with the re-emergence of his brother Vitali Klitschko. Vitali is after heavyweight gold as well but the brothers will never fight each other. Vitali returns to the ring in September in a tune-up for the winner of Oleg Maskaev and Samuel Peter.
Other Results From The Week
– Corey Willinger reviews two upsets; Nonito Donaire over Vic Darchinyan and Joachim Alcine over Travis Simms.
– Jesse Brinkley knocked out Dallas Vargas in the 9th round.
– Cruiserweight prospect Jonathon Banks defeated Gustavo Enriquez by TKO in the 4th round.
– Andy Lee remained undefeated with a 2nd round KO of Thomas Hengstberger.