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Lennox Lewis: Haye Mistake, Needed an American Run

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 06-29-2011

Hbo might take a chance and televise his next fight with the ratings this klitshko fight will generate.

Comment by Ringlife on 06-29-2011

I do believe he would be more famous If he fought in the states only people who know him are hardcore boxing freaks but he did it his way.

Comment by Dudley on 06-29-2011

[QUOTE=timbatron;10762600]It's not even a financial mistake. There are no American Heavyweights for Haye to make big money off. Haye will make around £20m fighting Klitschko. Only Mayweather and Pacquaio make that kind of money.[/QUOTE] really! 20 shiiit! that's dope. I've…

Comment by RSBonos on 06-29-2011

Haye-Barret wasn't even shown in America.

Comment by edgarg on 06-29-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;10762607]Lol Haye went life and death for a round with Monte Barrett. TWO GUNZ rocked Haye many times. . . Yes Haye got the stoppage and clearly was winning the fight, but dude is fragile. If he would have given…

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