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Myth Busters Series Part 2. The Klitschkos never ducked anyone.
Ducking Lennox Lewis
Boxing Pundits across the world at a time when boxing was still relevant(compared to now) were hailing Wladimir Klitschko as the next big thing. The heir apparent tag was slapped on Wladimir during late 2000 as he seemed unstoppable and his progression and awe inspiring abilities continued to rise.
Lewis and Steward were asked about Wladimir after the Botha fight, most questions relating to weather or not Wladimir has offered a fight of any kind.
No offers from Wladimir were ever made.
Live on HBO. after Tua fight Larry Merchant specifically asked Lennox Lewis what he thought of Wladimir, Lennox replied that Wladimir have never even approach him for a fight offer of any type, but if Wlad wants he can bring it.
Wladimir continues to delay delay delay with not a word spoken out against the champion.
Due to heavy lack of interest, flu like symptoms, and rumored food poisoning Lennox Lewis was taken out by the strongest, luckiest punch ever thrown in Heavyweight History from Rahman.
Lennox beat Rahman to death 5 months later and regained champion status.
Throughout this entire process Wladimir continues to beat up bums and tomato cans with not a word spoken.
late 2001, Some news were splashed that Wladimir will finally take on Lennox Lewis for the throne but
Source :boxing writer Mike lewis the UK telegraph
'The fight which Dr Klitschko's fans believed would cement his credentials as the legitimate challenger to Lennox Lewis was called off after the 1996 Olympic super-heavyweight champion tore a shoulder muscle.'
Lol injury excuse used by Wladimir.
Lennox goes on to beat Tyson to death
After super fight, Wladimir stated 'he will be ready in another 18 months'
WHICH BY THEN LENNOX WILL BE ****ING almost 39 years old.
Sadly Wlad gets knocked the **** out by fat golfer corrie sanders, thus ending any further ducking.
Lennox old fat and unmotivated goes on to TKO Vitali and tear off half his face.
Klithscko fans cry
Mike Tyson was ducked by Wlad just as much too lazy to write out Tyson's boring history from 2000-2003
but a legit source
classic scoop 2003
by scoop Malinowski
after Wladimir's beating of Jameel McCline
mike tyson quoted
.”I would like to fight against him. In any case, I’m convinced Wladimir is a future champion, but I never received any offers from him or his brother'
ALL THIS is legit quotes and remember Wladimir lost to Sanders in 2003
FROM 1999-2003 Wladimir Klithscko was the supreme hype machine very much like Chavez Jr is now.
YET wlad never once pushed for a fight with Tyson or Lewis.
This coward blatantly ducked both of these fighters during 2000-2003 when his star was very very bright.
In fact you can even say at that time Wlad was more relevant then now, because in the early 2000's HW boxing was still pretty popular and relevant in the States.
The point is not weather Wlad could have beaten Lewis or Tyson during 2000-2003 (everyone with a boxing IQ over 1 knows he would have got knocked the **** out and possibly killed in the ring with how bad his defense was in 00-03)
The point is that Wladimir had a lot of star power and was hyped as the next big thing, the heir apparent yet never once pushed for a tyson or Lewis fight.
Some sources stated that Wladimir fought on the Lewis-Grant under card, and after witnessing that fight decided to 1-never fight Lewis or 2- wait till Lewis was 40. He didn't want to end up like Grant .
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Wlad would have beaten Tyson in 2000 probably, but not sure about Lennox. This is common knowledge that the Klitschko's waited for 3-4 years to fight Lennox Lewis. I don't put all that much stock into Lennox beating Holyfield and Tyson past their primes, just like I don't put Vitali being up 4 rounds to 2 against a 37 yr old Lennox, before the stoppage either.
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99% of boxing organizations from 2000-2003
Had Lennox ranked 1
and WLADIMIR /TYSON ranked 2-3 in whichever order.
The job of the #2 or #3 is to call out the #1 as often as possible and push for a mega fight.
Wladimir called out nothing, and rofl there is no possible way
1- Lennox was scared of Wladimir
2-Lennox didn't want to fight Wlad because Wlad was not a star
WLADIMIR was a legit superstar already, a huge hype draw. The sanders and Brewster fights ended his stardom, but before that he was big news.
Tyson would have fought this guy from 2000-2003 for the money alone, just say the word Wlad just SAY THE WORD and he would have gone.
Vitali DUCKED JUST AS HARD as Wlad but it's easier to let the big lumbering oaf off because from 00-03 he had literally zero star power so even if he really wanted the fight against Tyson or lewis he wouldn't have got it.
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