Discussion in 'Black Sports' started by panafrica, Jan 23, 2005.
I think he can do it and have his champion form back
look out he's back !
Lennox Lewis was always at his most dangerous when motivated, and Vitali's constant talk seems to have given him the motivation he needed. I would worry about his age (39) and length of time off (2 years). However Kostya Tsyzu has shown a 2 year layoff doesn't really affect a fighter if he gets in shape. Indeed Tsyzu looked better after the 2 years, then he did before. Also my main Bernard Hopkins has shown that a fighter can perform well into his 40s. I would have preferred Lewis stayed retired, but understand he has unfinished business to take care of. Look out Klitschko! You got beat the 1st time, and now the "true" champion is looking to put a definative beating on you!
Looks like I spoke too soon!
even if he did come back i think he would have beat this guy !
I like his choice as a winner leave the sport a true winner
nah...he lost his desire....anyone could see that...
he really didn't have a challenge anymore...
after he beat tyson and hushed all the glass chin naysayers...
his heart wasn't in it...i hope he stays retired
and doesn't become a washed up heavyweight...
there are already too many of them out there now! imho
One of the biggest misconceptions in modern boxing was that Lennox had a glass chin. He has taken some bombs from huge punchers in his career: Mike Tyson, David Tua, Shannon Briggs, Holyfield, Andrew Golota, Klitschko. Sure he has been knocked out twice, but so has every other heavyweight champion (with the exception of Rocky Marciano). His legacy is one of the greatest in Heavyweight history!
I do agree with brother Khasm that he lost his desire, as most fighters do (he had been in the game for 20 years)! He beat Klitschko legitimate in his last fight (not only did he cut his face in half, Vitali was holding on for dear life in the 6th & final round. After initial protest by sports writers & fans (mostly white), more are starting to state this. Now 2 years older at 40, Lennox would really have nothing to gain by coming back to beat a fighter that he already beat!
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