Originally Posted by Earl-hickey
Let's cut the crap
Emmanuel Steward is on record as saying tyson was scared, intimidated by Lewis from the early days.
Tyson stood head to chest with Lewis and realised he couldn't beat this big guy who made him feel like a dwarf
He's credited with saying a lot of things, but proof of these quotes are never produced. Tyson never ducked anyone, especially out of fear. He ALWAYS fought guys bigger than him ... he took on Razor Ruddock when he was being ducked by everyone and beat him twice. Lewis would've had his clock cleaned if he ever fought the Ruddock that Tyson did.
And when they did fight, Steward was freaking the fuck out even when Lewis was winning. And WTF does Steward know? Why is he referenced like some know it all? How would he even know Tyson was scared when he never even worked with him ... can he read Tyson's mind and feelings from afar? It was his opinion and people take it for fact.
Lewis is also on record exclaiming that he didn't want to fight Tyson after he sparred with him, because he was like "an animal." Its clear that Lewis knew he was going to get his chin blasted out of the ring if he ever stepped in with Tyson in the 80s when he was at the top of his game.