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Boxing vs MMA! We preview the upcoming Floyd Mayweather - Conor McGregor fight with former heavyweight champ Lamon Brewster and his business partner John King. Brewster and King met when both were fighting in the 1991 National Golden Gloves.
While King went into the business side of things Lamon continued to box. He won his WBO title in a stunning upset over Wladimir Klitschko on April 10th 2004. Relive that monumental fight through the Champs eyes. We talk about how his life changed once he had the title and what it took to defend said title.
Lamont suffered a detached retina in the first minute of the first round in a unanimous decision loss to Sergei Liakhovich on April 1st 2006. He went on to fight again but received further damage to his eye contributing to his retirement in 2011. He also recounts the time he attended a reunion of all Heavyweight champions, except George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood Florida.
Could these exceptional athletes leave it in the ring? Find out. And we dive into the old adage, sex or no sex before a fight. Lamon Brewster continues to inspire and remain a positive influence on the next generation of boxers.
(and he does pick of winner of the big fight!)