2004-09-04 Lamon Brewster w pts 12 Kali Meehan, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO

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2004-09-04 Lamon Brewster w pts 12 Kali Meehan, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Jay Nady. Scorecards: 115-113, 114-113, 113-114. Having been the champion’s sparring partner a short while earlier, Meehan (236), not expected to win the title, was rated a 10-1 outsider prior to the fight. Struggling with a damaged nose from the second round, at the start of the eighth Brewster (227) was only marginally ahead, both men having landed with some heavy shots. With Meehan attacking non-stop in that session, Brewster was forced to take a beating, coming close to being stopped. It was clear in the ninth that Meehan had almost punched himself out, but he was still dangerous. However, having conserved some energy Brewster rallied to win three of the last four sessions, a late surge that allowed him to squeeze in front of the tough Australian.