By Ruslan Chikov
Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is not surprised that Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko are dominating the entire heavyweight division. The Hall of Fame fighter admits that he was afraid that something like this would happen when he made a decision to stage his last fight in 2003. Lewis knew there was very little talent around to provide a real challenge to either Klitschko.
"I was afraid of this because the fresh talent is long gone. In fact, the Klitschkos would have to wait for the development of a strong fighter, but then they will lose time. However, what the Klitschkos are doing now is harming the heavyweight division. If someone says that the Klitschkos are bad boxers - I will disagree. They work hard. The problem is that they have no style. Only in Germany they like that theater. I do not understand why," Lewis said.
Like other experts have said, Lewis believes there are too many choices for young athletes and many of them are walking away from boxing for other opportunities.
"Today, the guys have too many choices. In the U.S., where according to tradition, there were a lot of heavyweights. But now guys are attracted to basketball, soccer, tennis and even golf. Everywhere you can earn lots of money and sometimes even get a great education, without spending years as a person taking punches. Boxing separates the boys from the men. Look at David Haye - after losing to Wladimir [last July], he complains about the toe, it's a real shame," Lewis said.