|Lamon Brewster Part Two: “You will see the hardest puncher alive today in the heavyweight division!”
INTERVIEW by Benny Henderson Jr., Doghouse Boxing (Nov 17, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com
November 29th from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, “Relentless” Lamon Brewster 34-4 (30) defends his NABA heavyweight strap against the former heavyweight titlist Bruce Seldon 39-7 (35) in a scheduled twelve round match-up, in s Brewster’s first fight at home as a professional.
Brewster, who made his return to the ring late August, earned himself a fifth round knock out over rugged veteran Danny Batchelder, to earn the NABA title, and come fight night, the relentless one looks to earn
himself another win in stride to another major world heavyweight title.
In this second installment of an exclusive interview conducted by Doghouse Boxing, Brewster speaks out on his upcoming fight and what it means to fight at home for the first time as a pro, enjoy.
Benny Henderson: November 29th you will be fighting in your hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana for the first time in your pro career. How do you feel about your homecoming?”
Lamon Brewster: Well, I am excited to be fighting at home, I have been a road warrior for many years, and the chance to be able to come home and fight, I think I deserve it. I am looking forward to putting on a great show.
BH: You are fighting the former WBA heavyweight title holder Bruce Seldon, what are your thoughts on Seldon?
LB: Well, Bruce Seldon is a big puncher and has pretty good skills with his jab and things like that. It is about going in there and being smart and putting him on the chess board.
BH: Relentless Events is your promotional company, how hard is it for you to not only fight on the card, but to promote the show as well?
LB: I am very fortunate, I have always been blessed in my life. I have a team of people that are helping me to make this a success. My number one partner, I guess you can say who is head in charge in overseeing this fight is Colin Bates, he has really put every ounce of his energy in making this fight come off. Because of his hard work and determination this Homecoming is a reality now, and come November 29th I will be delivering myself to my hometown for the masses to watch. The hometown kid.
BH: You know, I have seen you fight a bunch of times, and to me you seem to be like an emotional guy before a fight, like a lot of fighters who go through the emotions. You were very emotional for the first Klitschko fight due to the loss of your trainer Bill Slayton. How emotional is this fight for you to be returning home. You will be in front of family, friends and all, how emotional is it for you to be fighting there?
LB: Well, I have to correct you, my trainer always said don’t do it for nobody but yourself. A lot of people misconstrue that I fought my fight against Wladimir Klitschko because of the emotion of my trainer. I was emotional before the fight, I used that emotion to train hard, you cannot go into the ring with emotion on your mind because those feelings are subject to change right in the middle of a fight. I always go into a fight not thinking anything other than my objective, which is to win and destroy. Going into this fight my head is also going to be clear, this is big for me to come home, but it is not going to be emotion, it is going to be me going home and showing home and the word that I am the best fighter in the heavyweight division. A lot of people gave up on me after my eye injury, and they were wrong to count me out. So I am going to make every last one of them eat their words.
BH: You have traveled everywhere, you have been to Germany, fought in Vegas, you have fought in all these places, but this is the first time for you to fight at home as a professional. Do you feel like you have to do something big in front of your hometown fans?
LB: No, I don’t feel like I have to do anything big because I have already proven, I have already done what there is to do. All I have to do is go out there and be Lamon Brewster and put on a great fight. The thing is I feel that I am back in my square again at the point when I had my title and nobody wanted to fight me, I am actually more knowledgeable. I am working back with Suluki, who I was training with for the first Klitschko fight. Everything has been great, the chemistry has been great, I am getting in some really good work. I am determined and I am training hard, I am looking forward in going in there and winning this fight and going on to other things in boxing.
BH: If you could send out a message to Seldon before the fight, what would you say?
LB: I have absolutely nothing to say.
BH: To the fight world, the fans viewing live what would you say to them?
LB: Don’t let anybody decide your future for you, don’t let anybody tell you what you can or cannot do. In my life people has told me what I cold and could not do, you cannot become heavyweight champion of the world, even people close to me, nobody believed in me, but I believed in God and I believed in myself. So what you can expect when you see me is a very determined man, when you me on the 29th, you are going to see the hardest puncher alive today in the heavyweight division. If you don’t believe me then show up.
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Part ONE: Lamon Brewster Interview
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