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Old 03-03-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default Lennox Lewis Was Afraid Of Mike Tyson

Before you guys laugh me out of the forum (again) allow me to state my case.

For starters, look how freaked he looked at the press conference after Tyson bit his leg.

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Watch this interview that took place before the fight. The confidence of Lewis may have been genuine, but he comes across like "I'm really freaked but I'm playing it cool." When Jim Lampley said that Tyson wanted to break Lewis' ribs and smash his skull, Lewis smiled an awkward smile. I think he was a little worried. I can't blame him if he was, but I think there was a little fear before the fight.

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So before you stone me and my beautiful ass, I just want to say that of course Lewis wasn't terrified of Tyson but I think he was secretly a little freaked.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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I don't agree with you.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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I don't agree with you.
I'm not surprised. But I think he was whimpering a little. He probably didn't tell anyone, not even his mother.

He was confident on fight night, though. That's all that mattered.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:12 AM   #4
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Because he appreciates good grooming, Lennox Lewis had his nails done on Aug. 28 at Fulton Nails in lower Manhattan, and because he likes to keep up with the local gossip, the heavyweight champ then dropped by K.C.'s Fulton Street Barbershop next door. Lewis's unexpected visit sent the barbers scurrying to a nearby drugstore, where they bought disposable cameras to take pictures with the champ. Though accompanied by a pair of bodyguards, Lewis was approachable and easygoing, says barbershop owner Ken Cole. Lewis didn't even mind that Cole keeps a poster of Mike Tyson, whom Lewis knocked out in June, on the wall of his shop. "Why'd you beat him so bad?" Cole asked. Lewis smiled and said, "Because he was a naughty boy."
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Before you guys laugh me out of the forum (again) allow me to state my case.

For starters, look how freaked he looked at the press conference after Tyson bit his leg.
Why wouldn't he be freaked, Tyson could have had rabies or anything!!!!
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For starters, look how freaked he looked at the press conference after Tyson bit his leg.
How would you have liked him to react?

"I must warn you, noble sire, that if you do not kindly refrain from feeding upon my leg we will eventually have to engage in fisticuffs!"
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How would you have liked him to react?

"I must warn you, noble sire, that if you do not kindly refrain from feeding upon my leg we will eventually have to engage in fisticuffs!"
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I wouldn't call it afraid. He understood his opponent was a loose cannon.


Little Mikey was afraid.
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He was wary of Tyson outside the ring just like any normal human being would be at that time. Tyson was acting nuts. It doesnt mean you are scared of a man like that - you just know better than to be relaxed around them.
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He was much more afraid than u imagine :
instead of turning pro at 1984 he wai(s)ted more than 4 yrs and turned pro at 1989 (!) , then he waited n additional decade prior 2 fighting Holyfield (old and shot by then) and then he somehow managed 2 even wait 4 Tua 2 pass his prime b4 fighting him , fouled blatantly against Michael Grant and only then , avoiding Corrie Sanders , Chris Byrd and a fair termed rematch with Oliver McCall , managed 2 pick d courage 2 fight a well diminished Tyson .
Of course that Lewis was afraid .

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He was much more afraid than u imagine :
instead of turning pro at 1984 after he already gained a bronze medal he wai(s)ted 4 more yrs and turned pro at 1989 (!) , then he waited n additional decade prior 2 fighting Holyfield (old and shot by then) and then he somehow managed 2 even wait 4 Tua 2 pass his prime b4 fighting him , fouled blatantly against Michael Grant and only then , avoiding Corrie Sanders , Chris Byrd and a fair termed rematch with Oliver McCall , managed 2 pick d courage 2 fight a well diminished Tyson .
Of course that Lewis was afraid .
Lewis did not win the bronze medal in 1984. Not at the Olympics anyway.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:47 AM   #12
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Lewis did not win the bronze medal in 1984. Not at the Olympics anyway.
My mistake , will now edit my post
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My mistake , will now edit my post
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:58 AM   #14
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I just want to say that of course Lewis wasn't terrified of Tyson but I think he was secretly a little freaked.
Overlooking the laughable argument you present, why use the term "Afraid" if it isn't what you believe?
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