Lamon Brewster speaks out on Robert Helenius, Wladimir Klitschko and the Heavyweight Division By Benny Henderson Jr. (Jan 27, 2010) Doghouse Boxing
Coming up this Saturday night in Neubrandenburg, Germany, former heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster 35-5 (30) looks to get back in the win column as he takes on undefeated Robert Helenius 10-0 (6) in a scheduled ten round heavyweight match-up.
Brewster, who at one time held the WBO heavyweight strap, has tallied up wins over the likes of Wladimir Klitschko (TKO 5), Andrew Golota (TKO 1) and Luan Krasniqi (TKO 9), but since losing the title in April of 2006, Lamon has banged out a 2-2 record. His last loss was a close decision against Gbenga Oloukun, a fight that Brewster felt that he won.
So now with the loss behind him, Brewster aims to get back to heavyweight glory and plans on taking care of business come fight night, but before he steps in the ring Brewster has a few things to say regarding his career, and in this exclusive interview Lamon speaks out on it all, enjoy.
Benny Henderson Jr.: You have the fight coming up this weekend in Germany, your thoughts?
Lamon Brewster: Well, it is a type of fight that I think I will not get a fair decision, that has been proven, but I am in contract so I am obligated, I am going to go over there and take care of business. I am going to go over there and do what I do and that is to be relentless, I let them take the last one from me and it is not going to happen again.
BH: You speak about a fair shake, when you first signed with these guys (Sauerland), you and I spoke off the record about that. But do you feel that they had your best interest at that time and not so now?
LB: Well you know I thought that they had my best interest at heart, but you know what, it is not the whole organization, it is just a few members who does like me for whatever reason, I don’t know what I could have possibly done for anybody to make them wish bad on me. But in situations like that you cannot worry about who does or doesn’t like you, I have a job to do.
BH: How much longer until your obligation is fulfilled?
LB: Well, after this fight we will renegotiate and reach some mutual agreement or I will be a free agent.
BH: What about this guy you are fighting, what do you know of him?
LB: I probably know much about him as you do. The most important thing, I feel that I am ready mentally, spiritually and physically, when I am right it doesn’t matter who is put in front of me. I fell well so I am going to go take care of business.
BH: I know that you have fans in Germany, but how important is it for you to come back to the states and fight?
LB: It is very important, because I don’t get television time and I have fans in America who have supported me, so I want to be able to come back home and show the country that I am still the best fighter out there, I am healthy, I have overcome and I think everybody will be pleased with the Lamon Brewster that that see.
BH: You have been in the business for a good while now, so how much longer do you see yourself competing as a professional fighter?
LB: You know man, I am not really sure, it is a fight by fight basis; I feel that I am set to go compete and win that world title again. My big motivation to stay in boxing because I really feel in my heart that I can and will win the heavyweight title again, and avenge my loss against Wladimir Klitschko.
BH: If you could send out a message to the fight world concerning Lamon Brewster, what would that message be?
LB: Don’t sleep on me, or you will be sorry?
BH: Any message you want to send out to your opponent?
BH: Anything in closing?
LB: As always keep God first and you can do all things.