1998-10-24 Sven Ottke w pts 12 Charles Brewer, Phillips Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany - IBF
1998-10-24 Sven Ottke w pts 12 Charles Brewer, Phillips Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany - IBF. Referee: Randy Neumann. Scorecards: 115-113, 116-112, 111-117. Unbeaten in 12 contests Ottke (166¾) started well, sending in rapid combinations before moving away and making the champion miss. Eventually, when Brewer (168) stepped it up he had difficulty in catching the fast-moving German with solid punches before becoming more and more frustrated when finding his extra power being negated. It was always close, and if Brewer had won the final session instead of coasting he would have retained his title on the basis of a drawn verdict.