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Glenn McCrory on Lennox Lewis, Anthony Ogogo and long night in Hull
Tyson Fury versus David Haye is official and it has got me thinking about some of my favourite British heavyweights of all time.Back to story
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Antony Barrett says...
I remember Lennox Lewis and his trainer being refused entry to a gym in south London early in Lennox's career because they would not sign the book at reception, this was compulsory for all who visited. Lennox did not seem bothered, he was too laidback to care. In his career he was a natural and probably the best boxer this country has produced. He wasn't the best trainer though and I guess this laidback attitude doesn't make him a great trainer. David Price is similarly laidback but is not a natural fighter, accordingly I cannot see how this combination could work.
Posted 13:00 20th July 2013
Jimmy Millican says...
Got to agree with all of what Glenn has to say. David Price working with Lewis is a disaster already happening. David doesnt need to be around friendly, beloved retired boxers. He needs someone who will make him an animal. I remember listening to lenox on Ringside telling Price to get an early night ( when asked about any words of advice), he needed someone to say "rip his head off". I believe Price has lost any chance of becoming a star. I just hope Anthony Joshua sees that listening to Lewis on a training/mentor level is not the way to go.
Posted 00:13 18th July 2013
Larry Franks says...
Your description of Lennox Lewis is overall the way it was. It was apparent that Lewis did very little training but it was also apparent he was very talented and powerful. In regards to his jab being, it might not have been wonderful but it times it was practically staggered Vitali Klitschko time and again in Lewis' last fight. I really like Lennox. He wasn't full of trash talk as we currently have to tolerate from the present boxing champions and contenders. He played chess and more that anything he was just a laid back English gentleman.
Posted 22:44 17th July 2013
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