By Lem Satterfield
Nicknamed, "Steelhammer," WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titlist Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 knockouts), of the Ukraine will be after his 14th straight win and his 11th knockout during that stretch on April 30 when he meets Zimbabwe native Dereck Chisora (14-0, nine KOs) of London.
Klitschko has not lost since being stopped by Lamon Brewster (35-6, 30 KOs) in the fifth round in April 2004, and Klitschko's winning streak includes a a July 2007 sixth-round stoppage of Brewster. During a recent interview, Brewster disclosed his secret to beating Klitschko.
"I did what any smart person would do, I studied tapes. I took advantage of his weaknesses, I made a plan and I followed it out. That's the only way to beat a guy like Wladimir Klitschko. He's a great fighter as you can tell. He still has his title and I told people not to give up on him after I defeated him. But I was just the better man that day because I was the most prepared, and I beat through that way, with determination," Brewster told FanHouse.
Brewster said he was able to get inside of Klitschko's long jab by using a combination of footwork and pressure. He says most pressure fighters who went up against the Klitschko brothers, like Chris Arreola, ignored good footwork.
"Pressure busts pipes. If you watch my footwork, the difference between me and [Chris] Arreola, is that Arreola is a plodder and only relied on his strength and said to himself 'let me pressure this guy because he's tall and he'll wear himself down' and a lot of hispanic fighters have that mentality. Like [Julio Cesar] Chavez, who is one of my idols. That's what he did, but Chavez had great footwork, he was always on the balls of his feet, he used angles and he cut the body down," Brewster said.
Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here .