Re: Most humble heavyweight of all time, Lewis, Holyfield or Foreman?
I like Lennox, but some of the shit he has come out over the years would have made Lord Flashheart blush. A thousand puppies die every time the phrase "pugilist specialist" comes out of his mouth.
Behind the public persona, there haven't been too many humble heavyweight champions. While Louis made all the right noises in public, it's hard to buy a prolific swordsman of Louis' calibre as a "humble" individual.
Patterson is probably the most genuninely humble of the heavyweight champs. Not coincidentally, he's also the only one to pack a disguise in his fight bag before a title defence. Hubris and talent tend to go hand in hand, and it takes a certain kind of individual not to be affected by the status that goes with being the heavyweight champion of the world.