Lamon Brewster is, for now, the new saviour of heavyweight boxing. On Saturday night in front of over 20,000 people in Chicago he needed just 53 seconds to drop the Polish émigré Andrew Golota to retain his World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title.
Brewster, 31, is therefore the most active of the four or so current world heavyweight champions, and he is at least an articulate character in a division that is desperately in need of a star.
"I'm now going into the land of milk and honey and I will convert everybody to the way I think,'' said Brewster, who will inevitably have to fight the towering but one-dimensional Vitali Klitschko in a unification fight later this year.
The first of three knockdowns on Saturday night effectively put an end to Golota's entertaining career.
Brewster will now have to avoid dull fights against other champions like Chris Byrd and John Ruiz and instead opt for more glamorous outings against people like Mike Tyson, who returns to the ring next month and simply refuses to accept that his days are over.Reuse content