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Old 11-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #2416
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So you believe that Vitali trained for this fight for TWO years and paid Kirk to step aside 10 days before the fight?


BTW Lennox won fair no complaints but to say things like this seems like he is loser.

And yes I would have loved to see rematch.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:34 AM   #2417
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Vitali will always be remembered for quitting on his stool against a fat super-middleweight and getting his face shredded to pieces by a fat and old Lennox Lewis.

I really think Lennox feared what he would do to Vitali in a rematch. He didn't want to be responsible for turning somebody into a vegetable, or possibly even killing them.
does Lewis ass taste like chocolate?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #2418
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Damn, just when you think Vitali can't sink any lower. This is really sad.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #2419
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I always thought Vitali was going to be stopped in that fight with the right hand. Lennox was starting to land it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #2420
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I think Lewis probably thought he had nothing to prove. He beat Vitali at age 37 going on 38 and he was in the worst shape of his career. And lets face it, he took a lot of punishment in the first part of the 6-rounds and he (IMO) thought it was not worth, beating the guy but taking as much punishment again. He already had a HOF career with or without Vitali. And risking his health again wouldn't make sense.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:49 AM   #2421
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Vitali isn't the one who personally paid him off, but what Lennox is saying is true. It wasn't a smart move from Johnson's part at all. He wanted to fight Lewis after he saw he was vulnerable. In the end that didn't work out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #2422
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:35 AM   #2423
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I think Lewis probably thought he had nothing to prove. He beat Vitali at age 37 going on 38 and he was in the worst shape of his career. And lets face it, he took a lot of punishment in the first part of the 6-rounds and he (IMO) thought it was not worth, beating the guy but taking as much punishment again. He already had a HOF career with or without Vitali. And risking his health again wouldn't make sense.
Vitali was a big underdog then, he could only hurt his legacy.
If Vitali had retired for ever after that fight nobody would have cared, but Klitschko proved dominant later on so Vitali has become one of his better wins.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:58 AM   #2424
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this fight holds bitterness for both fighters..lewis for some reason likes to keep on going on and bringing new stufff up every time hes interviewd..that is a man that isnt happy about something...

we all know why vitali isnt happy about it...

maybe lewis should stop creating his own demons with this ****e
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #2425
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PC: You were handling Roy Jones when he captured the heavyweight title. I understand at one point he was very serious about fighting Lewis, Holyfield or Tyson. How close where those fights to being a reality?

MM: When he won the heavyweight championship of the world, he was the king of the mountain. Once we won the heavyweight title, he was the man. It was the ultimate goal. He told me, "Let's go get Lennox Lewis." Lennox Lewis accepted $25 million to fight Roy Jones Jr., but he had one obstacle in front of him and that was HBO had to put him in there against Klitschko. Keep in mind, Klitschko was supposed to fight the kid from Canada [Kirk Johnson]. The kid from Canada pulled out, so HBO was stuck with egg on their face and they needed someone to fulfill that position. Well, Lennox Lewis said, "No man, I'm not going to fight him for that kind of money when next year, ya'll are going to have to pay me a great deal of money. I'll fight him next year." But when I put $25 million on the table, he said, "Let's fight Klitschko now!" Now HBO should have sent me a letter or a check or anything else because I saved them. And Lennox Lewis went in there and he won the fight, but he was embarrassed at how he won the fight. He didn't do as good as he wanted to do, so he retired. So that fight went out of the window.

Klitschko might have paid off Kirk but the reason why Lewis fought Vitali was because of RJJ his manager.

And now comes my joke:It wasn't Vitali who made Lewis retire, Lewis didn't want to fight Roy Jones anymore.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:12 AM   #2426
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this Lennox Lewis vs Vitaly thing is getting boring.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #2427
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this Lennox Lewis vs Vitaly thing is getting boring.
True. It needs a rematch, now!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #2428
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On the whole he was very complimentary about Vitali. I don't get why the fanboys are throwing a tantrum. Also @whomever mentioned it: Vitali himself said that he'd been preparing for years to defeat Lewis.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #2429
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #2430
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No... Lewis said he was planning to fight johnson after having a year off after the tyson fight. But with only 10days to the fight he finds out Vitali payed johnson to step aside saying he's been training for two years and will beat lewis,after he promised to give johnson a crack at the title...

Unfortunately for Quitali he underestimated the strength of a shot lewis and got his **** pushed in and half his face ripped off.. Que an angry vitali running around the ring crying like a little girl , plans in tatters and out of pocket ..
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