By Joe Delaney, courtesy of The Daily Star
LENNOX LEWIS believes David Haye should have lived the American dream before taking on Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday’s world heavyweight title unification clash.
David Haye boxed twice in the US in 2003 when learning the ropes, but Lennox Lewis reckons his friend should have fought there regularly.
The former undisputed heavyweight champion said: “I would have loved to see David box in America a lot more.
“It would have made his popularity bigger and Americans would have been screaming about him, because he is exciting.
“When he beat Monte Barrett a couple of years ago it was shown in America. People were asking me about him and saying how good he is.
“Everywhere I went people were asking, ‘Who is this David Haye guy from England?’ They were saying he was quick like Muhammad Ali.”
Lewis, 45, who retired from boxing after beating Wladimir’s brother Vitali eight years ago, will be ringside in Germany this weekend.
Since he quit, the Klitschkos have dominated heavyweight boxing but struggled for global popularity.
“People miss a great heavyweight right now,” added Lewis.