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Charles Brewer

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  • Nickname: The Hatchet
  • Date of Birth: 16th October 1969 (54 years old)
  • Retired: 15th April 2005 (Career length: 15 years 8 months)
  • Status: Retired
  • Nationality: USA Flag USA
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Flag Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Flag Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Division: Super-middleweight
  • Height: 186cm
  • Reach: 198cm
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  • BoxRec: Charles Brewer
  • Debut: 3rd August 1989

Biography

Charles Brewer, born on October 15, 1969, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a professional boxer who competed in the Super Middleweight division. Known as "The Hatchet," Brewer had a successful amateur career with a record of 14-3 before turning professional in 1989.

Brewer's crowning achievement came in 1997 when he won the vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title by defeating Gary Ballard via technical knockout. He successfully defended his title three times, including a notable knockout victory over Herol Graham, solidifying his position as a top contender in the division.

However, Brewer's reign as champion ended in 1998 when he lost the title to Sven Ottke in a closely contested split decision. The two fighters met again in a rematch in 2000, and Ottke again won by split decision, denying Brewer the opportunity to reclaim his title.

Brewer faced several notable opponents throughout his career, including a 2002 bout against WBO Super Middleweight Title holder and future Hall of Famer Joe Calzaghe in Cardiff. Despite his best efforts, Brewer lost the fight by a wide margin.

2004 Brewer challenged for the WBO Super Middleweight Interim Title against Mario Veit but suffered a 9th-round TKO loss. This would prove to be his last attempt at a major world title.

Brewer's professional career ended in April 2005. Throughout his 16-year professional journey, he amassed a record of 40 wins (28 by knockout), 11 losses, and no draws in 51 fights.

Although he may have achieved a different level of fame than some of his contemporaries, Charles Brewer's contributions to boxing, particularly in the Super Middleweight division, must be considered. His title victory and subsequent defences demonstrated his skill and tenacity in the ring, making him a respected figure among boxing enthusiasts.