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Old 11-13-2008, 05:51 AM   #31
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now that lennox lewis has retired what does he do with his time?does ha have an autobigraphy?
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:52 AM   #32
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Its the old anti black syndrome of those in power. We cant have great black icons honoured with knighthoods. Only coconuts get knighted if they kiss politicians arses.
Is it bollocks, get a grip of yourself. Your the one coming across as being obsessed with race.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:09 AM   #33
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As said, he's already got a CBE...I'm sure it'll happen at some point.

Unless Lewis suddenly goes on a druken murderous rampage, but that seems a tad unlikely, doesn't it? Unless someone disses his Myspace page I suppose...
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:01 AM   #34
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They made shitty Kelly Holmes a Dame..!

I am gonna knight myself one day, and change my first name to "SIR"
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:20 AM   #35
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Double Olympic Champion Kelly Holmes? The first British woman to ever do that, the first British athlete to do so since 1920? Same one, yeah?
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Double Olympic Champion Kelly Holmes? The first British woman to ever do that, the first British athlete to do so since 1920? Same one, yeah?
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:22 AM   #37
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Also the likes of Nigel Benn should have been knighted. The guy was an excellent boxer and did a lot of charity work which unlike other people he never sought publicity for.
And Prince Naseem Hamed for services to road safety.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:26 AM   #38
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Is it bollocks, get a grip of yourself. Your the one coming across as being obsessed with race.
Prove that it is not racially motivated Mr Bollocks !

Mr Cooper who did nothing even close to Lennox is knighted. Sterling Moss who again never won jack shit championships is knighted. So what is the excuse for not knighting Lennox ? Its not an experience/age issue as Redgrave has also had a knighthood.

Naz goes to prison and has his honour withdrawn, the white man Jeff Archer goes to prison and still sits in the House of Lords.

Its not me who is obsessed with race but the establishment who will kiss arse of white fanny faces like you and give them honours at the drop of a hat.

I would have no problem if there was equality and if people like LL were treated on par with Redgrave. Afterall rowing a boat is fck all especially when it is an elitist sport restricted to the upper class which limits competition, so its not exactly an inclusive sport with true competition. Boxing is open to all and has no such barriers
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:57 PM   #39
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Cooper was 66 when he was knighted.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:13 PM   #40
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Its not about Cooper vs. Lewis boxing accomplishments, Cooper was TV personality, old women loved him and all that shit. Lewis has retired, doesn't do nay UK TV and has, to all intents and purposes, emmigrated. I'm perfectly willing to admit its a class issue how boxing is percieved but its not a race issue.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:19 PM   #41
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Its not about Cooper vs. Lewis boxing accomplishments, Cooper was TV personality, old women loved him and all that shit. Lewis has retired, doesn't do nay UK TV and has, to all intents and purposes, emmigrated. I'm perfectly willing to admit its a class issue how boxing is percieved but its not a race issue.
The comparison of Naz and b/s Archer shows that there is a race issue as well.

The only thing I remember Cooper for is those dodgy 1980s adverts for Everest double glazing.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:29 PM   #42
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In this case its not about boxing achievements, Cooper trancended boxing/ sport in a way Lewis never did.
That's the thing isn't it. If it's based purely on achievement Lennox is a cert.

The thing is, the British nation never really took him to heart like they did with say Bruno for example. People also viewed with suspicion the fact that he lived a large part of his younger years in Canada, boxed for their Olympic team winning gold for them - speaks with a Canadian drawl, and on retirement chose to live in America rather then Britain.

As I said previously though, personally I think he will get the British honours of being knighted given time. At 43 he's a CBE.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:32 PM   #43
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Double Olympic Champion Kelly Holmes? The first British woman to ever do that, the first British athlete to do so since 1920? Same one, yeah?
I don't like her princples..
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:34 PM   #44
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The comparison of Naz and b/s Archer shows that there is a race issue as well.

The only thing I remember Cooper for is those dodgy 1980s adverts for Everest double glazing.
I'm knocking on 40 and believe me Cooper was EVERYWHERE during the 70's and early 80's. Adverts, guest slots on Morecamg and Wise etc. its hard to overstate how popular he was (for an ex-boxer).

The Archer/ Naz issue can be explained by the fact that there is no precident for stripping a life Peer who has gone to prison (or I don't think there was at the time) but there is a precident for stipping MBEs for criminals (Lester Piggott, who is white, was stripped of his).
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:44 PM   #45
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been knighted ? there are already calls for sir jc but lewis has been retired a long time. come on lizzie, get your sword out y'old trout .
cus the ****er has paid no taxes !! in fact u can call ll an immigrant
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