Originally Posted by irishny
Did it ever occur to you,that a man who by the time the rematch happened would be 38,who had 10s if not 100s of million in the bank. Acheived EVERYTHING in boxing, just didnt give a shit anymore??
The money meant nothing to him at that point. Maybe he just didnt want to have to go through yet another training camp, get up at 6 and go running.
I mean he clearly wasnt training hard for Johnson. Its clear that his motivation was waning.
If he had fought Vitali,the second time and beaten him,and then retired, people would say he was ducking Wlad etc.
Hr retired at the perfect time.
No point ghoing on and eventually getting beaten by someone he shouldnt have, while weighing 270 or something.
Vitali HAD HIS CHANCE!!!!
He fought the heaviest,oldest,least active Lewis that ever set foot in the ring and couldnt beat him.
He has to deal with that forever.
Lewis has his legacy.
Lewis didn't give a shit anymore? That's why he retired?
Hell, Lewis STILL gives a shit. He still can't live it down, and he still tries to explain what he could do in the division and tries to argue his place and accomplishments. While he was commentating on Wlad's domination of Rahman, he had to make comments about how he beat a younger Rahman, ect... it's honestly pathetic.