Lennox Lewis should reconsider comeback thoughts, says Glenn McCrory

Lennox Lewis should reconsider comeback thoughts, says Glenn McCrory

Lennox Lewis says he'd put his boxing legacy on the line for $100m and come out of retirement to fight Wladimir Klitschko.

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Dean Overton says...

Totally agree with mcrory on this one. Lewis was one of those boxers that got better with age and in his day was a great fighter but I think 10 years out is too much and he should forget it and enjoy his time with his family. God forbid if he did fight and something happened to him then the media and everyone would be saying he should of stayed away and turned down the fight so my advice would be to do just that, he's got nothing to prove to anyone. Your health must come first.

Posted 17:05 13th October 2013

Anthony Redfern says...

Love to see Vitali against Wladimir

Posted 13:13 13th October 2013

Paul Wilson says...

i think lennox would kick hiis butt based on what ive seen wont be able to lean and push around i also think wilder would beat them aswell

Posted 17:31 10th October 2013

Adrian Shotton says...

Tempting as is might be $100 million would be an enormous purse to raise, lets be honest if the fight was on pay per view we would all purchase it . It could go down as the greatest come back of all time. On the other hand does Lennox realy need to do it, already acclaimmed as one of the greatest heavy weights of the modern era he has nothing to prove and alot to loose.

Posted 16:33 10th October 2013

Lee Double says...

Lewis was a amazing boxer. I think even after 10 years out he would WIN. You don't just forget what you do and he did it well. Come on Lewis I would love to see you lace the gloves again!!!

Posted 16:21 10th October 2013

Daniel Mullen says...

Lennox don't come back you already beat one klitschko why would you want to beat another. You've been out of the sport too long just look at Ricky Hatton and how his comeback turned out

Posted 14:46 10th October 2013

Colin Bates says...

Come on Glenn, for $100M dollars, I would fight Klitchco!!

Posted 14:01 10th October 2013

Alexander Woodhead says...

I agree with Glenn very much on the side of he has been out of training for (x) amount of years.. no-one really knows exactly Lennox seems like the kind of guy to take very very good care of himself naturally. I would be interested to see him give a recorded training session see what he is able to do and how long he is able to do it for. The age I don't think is that much of an issue, Lewis was a technician that stood behind a very very strong jab and picked his opponents apart until they either lost their head and exposed themselves or stood there and just take it (much like the other Klitschko who was stopped on a technicallity, eye damage if i remember correctly) hence due to his fighting style, being a technician allows him to fight much later in life and win, Bernard Hopkins proved that at light-heavyweight, 48 himself if i remember right. All of these things would have to be assessed before we can know. Also we have to take into account the fact that the Klitschko's don't have a very good spectrum of opponents to face and keep their titles from. The decade since lewis retired we have seen that the middle-weight classes are the true 'heavyweights' of boxing as the quality of boxer just doesn't exist at heavyweight

Posted 13:43 10th October 2013

Eliot Stott says...

Got to disagree with a couple of points. Look at Klitschko's opponents since Haye. Wach, Piantea, Momeck. Not great fighters and not the best out there. There are people out there who could cause Wladimir problems in Fury, Wilder and Charr.

Posted 13:40 10th October 2013

Liam Goodwin says...

lennox is mad 2 think he can come back at 48 and beat wlad klitskhcho. i think lennox would have beaten wlad easy in his day he was 1 of the greatest heavyweights of all time in my opininon but not now hes no chance. and whats 2 say wlad wants 2 fight a 48 year old who has not fought for 10 years other than the money whats that doing 4 klitskchos carrer nothing.

Posted 13:39 10th October 2013

Will Norman says...

Lewis was my favourite boxer of all time and I felt when he hung his gloves up he did it to soon but he will always be remembered as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world so now I hope he stays away its to late for a comeback and I would hate his dazling record to be tarnished. his statistics look better than every other heavyweight boxer to take to the ring

Posted 13:30 10th October 2013

Nick Berry says...

Question for Glen! If you were offered $100 million to fight Vladamir, would you do it? Come on now, be honest!

Posted 13:27 10th October 2013

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