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Lennox Feels He May Be The Only One To Test Klitschkos

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former undsiputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis (41-2-1, 32KOs) is happily retired, but he still gets urges to return to the ring to challenge Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, who hold the WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO titles.

A few days ago, Lewis voiced his frustrations over the Klitschkos easily dominating the entire heavyweight division. He doesn't believe there is anyone on the current horizon to test the championship brothers. Lewis has not fought since 2003, and the 46-year-old boxer has no plans to return.

Lewis told Gavin Glicksman of SunSport: "People always ask if I'm tempted to go back in the ring and the answer is yeah, of course! When you see some of the fights out there, or a champion without a real test, I can't help thinking that I'm still his only competition — but I'm retired. Can the Klitschkos be beaten? Of course they can. I always tell people there's a guy out there who can beat them — and they quickly cotton on that it's me.

The former champion doesn't blame the Klitschkos for their success.

"It's funny, boxing passes through different eras and it's through no fault of their own that there happens to be no real competition out there for them. But boxing is a sport where it's all about being king of the hill, where people want to see one champion. We've got two champions right now, two brothers who won't fight each other, and that kind of devalues the whole heavyweight scene. That's what we're stuck with," Lewis said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JAB5239 on 03-24-2012

[QUOTE=Joeyzagz;11925516]Here is a video of Marciano and Dempsey trolling on Liston. A past champ has the right to criticize the sport he has conquered, Wlad &Vitali will be awarded the same privilege when they get older.

Comment by Joeyzagz on 03-24-2012

Here is a video of Marciano and Dempsey trolling on Liston. A past champ has the right to criticize the sport he has conquered, Wlad &Vitali will be awarded the same privilege when they get older.

Comment by Superflo777 on 03-24-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Invincible;11924255]"At some point, the referee steps in and stops the fight. They are boring," said Lewis.[/QUOTE] That reminds me of something Lennox. :lol1:

Comment by Optimistic on 03-23-2012

It would be pretty damn funny if Lennox actually comes out of retirement and beats both of them.

Comment by Mr. Invincible on 03-23-2012

[QUOTE=Own3d;11923533]Go learn some boxing history you clown.[/QUOTE] So who did Lennox fight at their best? Rahman?

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