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Old 04-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #38
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Default Re: Lennox Lewis on Facing Mike Tyson & Vitali Klitschko

Originally Posted by prime View Post
I don't buy his spin that he would beat young Tyson because of their actual fight. He had a chance to prove it and preferred a second Olympic trip.

Unless you're Lennox Lewis, a world-class amateur makes a run for Olympic gold, accepts the results, and then turns pro, for one simple reason: time.

Lewis benefited from four big breaks: Tyson's self-destruction; Steward's hand in correcting his flaws; today's broad-daylight secret: performance enhancing drugs; a modern abundance of limited-skills, limited-stamina punchers that a good technician like Lewis could dominate. He thus dominated till old age, like the Klitschkos now.

Bottom line: around 2002, Lewis began bellowing: "I want Tyson!" In my view, he could and should have said something of the sort around 1987. But he didn't.
really? lewis was not even a professional fighter in 1987...
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