The former absolute world champion in the heavyweight Lennox Lewis said that it had to finish the fight against the legendary Mike Tyson.
“The fight was as I expected. Tyson is always dangerous, but Manny Steward (trainer of Lewis – ed.) said that this will be my easiest fight.
Manny wanted, so I knocked him out before, because of the ropes he saw that Tyson was not himself. I wasn’t going to risk it, because he knew that we have 12 rounds. Manny wanted it to happen before, but I decided to wait in the wings,” said Lewis.
Recall that Lewis knocked out Tyson in the eighth round, there was a belt for the WBC/IBF/IBO.
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