Brewster: "Liakhovich deserved to win"


Brewster:  "Liakhovich deserved to win"

He's no longer a world champion, but Lamon Brewster is still one of the classiest men in the sport after losing his WBO title to Sergei Lyakhovich in Cleveland last night. Brewster made no excuses and gave full credit to his conqueror.  “Liakhovich deserved to win.  He earned it.  I take my hat off to him. He won and we have a rematch. I cannot wait to do it again.  He fought a good  fight and is a good fighter.  We both deserve to be at the top. I stayed on my feet in round nine from sheer will.” Brewster may have a rematch clause, but Lyakhovich is already looking for bigger game.  “I would love to fight Wladimir Klitschko.  They say I’m scared in the  Russian press.  I am afraid of nobody.”  As for the fight, the new champion raised his career record to 22-1, and had this to say: “Lamon was a real great champion.  I know he hits real hard with power and has lots of will but I answered him every time.  Then he felt my power. After the fourth round I knew I was controlling the fight but Lamon hits like a mule.  I felt like I did the right thing when I took a knee at the end of round seven.  I almost sent him down twice too. quotes taken from DKP press release