I was pondering these two fantasy matchups and was wondering what you guys would think about it,ill share my thoughts first so here goes...
I feel that if Brewster comes out swinging for the fences like he did versus Golota and Krasniqui each time out from now on i dont see anyone in the heavyweight division at the moment keeping him at bay for long with the exception of Samuel Peter and Wladimir Klitschko.For all his technical flaws Peter does possess genuine one-punch KO power and if you walk right into him looking for a shootout he can and most likely will knock you flat on your back for a ten count no matter how good a chin you own.Brewster has demonstrated an iron will of late and great chin throughout his career but even a granite chinned fighter like himself can be worn down and stopped thru accumulative punishment, especially from a heavy hitter in the mould of Peter...the human body can only take so much punishment after all.No to mention that Samuel has demonstrated an exceptional chin himself in his bout versus Wladimir, but like i just said a moment ago even he was wobbled in the end by a left hook due to fatigue and from having absorbed numerous flush power punches over the course of 12 rounds.
Wladimir has the height,reach,boxing ability and power to keep Brewster at bay if he employs a carefully planned out strategy and stuck to his gameplan for the whole duration of the fight.Stick and move, constantly pump out that piston jab and mix in some heavy leather in the form of right crosses from a distance and short, compact left hooks and some uppercuts when in close and this is a winnable fight for Wlad, maybe even by stoppage late in the fight.Brewster, should he come out looking to blitz Wlad from the get-go like he did versus Golota would face a rude awakening as Wlad is no Golota.He would be ready for that kind of fight and with the help of Steward would employ a sound strategy of keeping his distance early on to let Brewster expend some energy for awhile.Brewster would not be able to keep up such a pace for 12 rounds and would inevitably tire making him a more stationary target for Wlad to take advantage of by the midway point of the fight.
But one cannot ever count out Lamon as he demonstrated versus Wladimir the first time around and most recently in his bout versus Luan Krasniqui... even though he was clearly tired and behind on points he came roaring back to score a dramatic come from behind victory over a good opponent who had been winning the fight up to that point.Wlads chin can be reached at any point during the fight and this will never change, but to be fair Wladimirs chin is not so much the problem as his reaction when getting tagged by a solid blow is... that is really his biggest problem for he seems to panic and tense up which leaves him vulnerable.But with the help of Manny Steward who will calmly tell him to relax between rounds should he get dropped at some point and make it out of the round he can regroup and make some adjustments in the next round to avoid getting tagged again.
Either way, i feel Brewster would have a much more difficult time versus the powerful hitting and equally granite chinned Samuel Peter then he would versus Wlad even though the latter holds significant advantages over him in terms or height,reach,power and boxing ability.Wlads chin as shown in the past can always be reached and dented whereas Peters chin is as solid if not moreso then Brewsters and he is also a more powerful puncher then Lamon in terms of one shot KO power.Lamon knows only one way to fight and thats to come forward all night which would favour the flat-footed Peter since they would exchanging at close quarters to Lamons detriment.Wlad on the other hand has the movement and range to make things difficult for Brewster with the right gameplan but his chin can let him down at any point during the fight and thats all Lamon needs should he land a hail mary to turn the tide.
With all that said i think Lamon Brewster loses by KO to Samuel Peter inside of 5 rounds and probably gets outboxed by Wladimir if they fight a rematch and loses a SD.What do you fellas think??And before i forget i wish a Happy New Year to all of you.