Name: KLITSCHKO, WLADIMIR FIGHT WORN TRUNK (2007-BREWSTER II FIGHT)
History: On July 7, 2007 in Cologne, Germany world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko defended his title against Lamon Brewster. This was the second meeting of the two. In the first fight in 2004 Brewster had stopped Klitschko. Klitschko returned the favor this time stopping Brewster in the 6th round.
Brewster had not fought since losing the WBO heavyweight title to Siarhei Liakhovich fifteen months earlier. After the defeat, Brewster had surgery to repair a detached retina in his left eye. When he went to Germany for the Klitschko rematch, he was on medical suspension in the United States. Klitschko was a -450 betting favorite, and Brewster was a +300 underdog.
This was an IBF mandatory defense for Klitschko, as Brewster was the highest available contender in the IBF rankings. The No. 1 contender spot was vacant, Ray Austin (whom Klitschko knocked out in his previous fight) was ranked No. 2, and Brewster was No. 3. Klitschko broke his left middle finger in the first round. He had a cast placed on his left hand up past his elbow.
"Wladimir Klitschko made up for one of the most painful losses of his career. The Ukrainian heavyweight battered Lamon Brewster and scored a technical knockout after the sixth round Saturday to successfully defend his IBF title. "I have waited for this fight for three years," Klitschko said. "This was incredibly important for me. Today I could not lose. My confidence was such I simply could not lose." Klitschko clearly dominated the first five rounds, making repeated contact with his strong left jab that largely went unanswered. "He did challenge me but his speed was not that good. I saw almost all the punches coming from Lamon. And I knew Lamon's defense was not the best," Klitschko said. Brewster seemed to be standing up to the constant punishment, but two massive left-right combinations in the sixth round rocked the American. Before the seventh could start, Brewster's trainer, Buddy McGirt, flapped his towel and referee Sam Williams called the fight." Associated Press.
Offered here are the actual fight worn trunks used by Wladimir Klitschko in this fight. They have been signed and ascribed to the fight by Wladimir Klitschko. They also come with a letter of provenance from the manager of Wladimir Klitschko. They have been photo matched to the fight and to video from the fight.
Full description: These are red satin boxing trunks with gold trim and lettering. There is double gold piping on each leg. At the front and back center waistband there is a gold trimmed manufacturer's embroidery for the words, BOSS HUGO BOSS. On the lower left leg in black marker the trunks are signed and inscribed, "W. Klitschko KO 07.07.07 Klitschko vs Brewster 7th Round TKO." The trunks sow some soiling, but are perfectly intact. Some glue residue at inside waistbands from display. No size label, but clearly XL. Red satin lined. LOA from manager of Wladimir Klitschko.
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