2004-04-10 Lamon Brewster w rsc 5 Wladimir Klitschko, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO

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2004-04-10 Lamon Brewster w rsc 5 Wladimir Klitschko, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Robert Byrd. In a contest for the vacant title, Brewster (226) came back from the brink of defeat to beat the former champion. For the opening four rounds Klitschko (243) found Brewster an easy target for the left jab and straight rights, and in the fourth he had the latter over from a solid right to the head. Although the referee saw it as a slip, moments later when Klitschko hammered in another terrific right to the head Brewster was counted upon. Up at ‘seven’ Brewster came right back at Klitschko in the fifth. And with the big man now running out of wind he was given a standing count after taking a left hook that knocked him into the ropes. When Klitschko, who could barely stand up at this stage of the fight, fell to his knees virtually drained of energy, the referee stopped the contest just after the bell rang to end the session.