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Lennox Lewis Discusses Klitschko Fear, Jabs Haye, More

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 04-05-2012

[QUOTE=Hitman932;11957347]Lewis should be grateful that people have forgotten how boring he was as a fighter. I'm tired of people who are involved in boxing pretending that Wlad and Vitali both have the same style. Someone like Lewis should know better.…

Comment by Banderivets on 04-05-2012

Bottom line is that no one gives a **** about what IFs...and potential. The fact remains that there aren't any good American heavyweights. I really do not understand the logic behind that argument. If anything its nationalist/racist. "we americans are…

Comment by HEZEKYHWH on 03-31-2012

[QUOTE=klitschkobrofan;11957317]It could be possible that the reason the American boxing is suffering at heavyweight is because a lot of big men are going to basketball or football (I doubt tennis players or golf players would top the list to transition…

Comment by Hitman932 on 03-31-2012

Lewis should be grateful that people have forgotten how boring he was as a fighter. I'm tired of people who are involved in boxing pretending that Wlad and Vitali both have the same style. Someone like Lewis should know better.…

Comment by HEZEKYHWH on 03-31-2012

[QUOTE=chaos;11955260]He should watch some of his own fights, like the one with Tua, before talking about style. The only difference was his ego before and after the fight, everything in between was the same. Also I highly doubt the US…

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