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Quest includes restoring pride to LA gyms

Updated: April 11, 2004, 12:18 AM ET
By Steve Kim | Maxboxing.com

When Lamon Brewster stepped out of the ring at the Mandalay Bay on Saturday night after beating Wladimir Klitschko by TKO in the fifith round for the vacant WBO heavyweight title, he did it without his mentor Bill Slayton, who passed away last October.

When Slayton, who trained Ken Norton in the 1970s, passed away at the age of 81, Brewster lost more than just a trainer.

"I lost a father. I feel like my manhood was brought out by him," Brewster told MaxBoxing.com before the fight. ...

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