"THE RETURN" A SUCCESS FOR LAMON BREWSTER AT CINCINNATI GARDENS

Former Heavweight Boxing Champ Wins NABA Title

The former WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster made a successful comeback scoring a fifth-round knockout of Danny Batchelder in the main event of an eight card event at Cincinnati Gardenson Saturday, August 30.  A crowd of more than 6,000 was on hand to watch the first professional boxing event held at the Gardens, since February, 2002. 

With the knockout win, Brewster improved his career mark to 34-4 qith 30 KO's.  Brewster also helped to promote the event, along with Cincinnati businessman Andrew Williams. 

The main event of the undercard featured the hometown professional debut of Cincinnati native Aaron Pryor Jr., son of former heavyweight champion Aaron Pryor.  Pryor Jr. fought another native Cincinnatian and former Olympic boxer Dante Craig.  Pryor Jr. won the bout with a third-round TKO and remains undefeated at 11-0 with 8 KO's. With the loss, Craig falls to 17-8-1 (13 KO's).

 The fight card included a heavy-duty dose of Cincinnati boxers.  Among the results from the other fights:  Cincinnati native Rashad Holloway with a fourth-round knockout of Junior Ramos.  Brandon Bennett of Cincinnati with a second-round TKO of Izale Kimball.  Cincinnatian Adrian Broner with a first-roundknock out of David Warren Huffman.  A pair of Cincinnatians fought to a majority draw, in the match of Hassan Murph and Quincy Johnson.  Dominique Dalton scored a first-round TKO of Cincinnati's David Foster and fellow Cincinnatian David Long lost his heavyweight fight to Mike Miller in a first-round TKO.  

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