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08-14-2006, 01:59 PM
Lennox Lewis Tells Paper Heavyweights Are Doping

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from Sweet Science

He did it his way, and it was all natural, Lennox Lewis wants people to know.

“I may be the last true heavyweight,” Lewis said in the Sunday People newspaper. “All the others are plastic because they take things to help them.”

Lewis says he never ingested iffy substances to build his body.

“All I ever took was yams, dumplings – and good old-fashioned mummy’s cooking.”

Lewis’ assertion that other hitters are dopers comes from an inside source.

“My masseuse, who works with other heavyweights, says you can tell the difference between a body that has been developed using creatine,” he said.

“I’m a true heavyweight. I didn’t have to take anything to grow into it.”

Watching Danny Williams and Matt Skelton slug it out for the British title embarrassed LL, and he said they looked like a couple of pub-sluggers.

So, we ask again for the thousandth time, will he ever glove up again, and see if he can get it up like he used to?

“I don’t really miss boxing because I quit at the top,” Lewis said.

“People talk about big-money fights but it doesn’t make sense for me to come back and fight because I’ve been there and done it.

“I beat everyone in my era. The heavyweight division is weak at the moment and that is good because it shows what an impact I had on boxing. When are we going to find the next Lennox Lewis? Who knows?

“But, as time goes on, I’m looked on as a great because you still won’t find someone like me.”

Lewis offered some advice to the upcoming batch of Brit bashers…

“If we want a British champion then many of those fighters around today need to try to learn other styles of boxing. If they think they can just come out swinging and win then they won’t be great.”

So what next for the dreadlocked former fighter, who has been improving slowly but steadily on HBO’s Boxing After Dark broadcasts?

Lewis says he wants to open a boxing academy in Jamaica to teach his methods inside and outside the ring.

“You need to look after yourself outside the ring just as much as you do in it,” he said to the paper.

“Any young fighters who make a success of their careers need to have a good grounding in the dangers they face – and the hangers-on.”

08-15-2006, 06:20 AM
Interesting stuff from LL. He must be really satisfied seeing the division in such a mess since he hung em up. Good for him! I doubt he'll ever come back, way too rich & smart. A lot of people hate LL but i admire him and the dignified way he has stayed retired & is living his life, typically low key.

HE Grant
08-15-2006, 06:57 AM
Pretty funny since he went from 230 to 250 in one year...maybe he's telling the truth but who knows...many were not so sure a few years ago.

08-15-2006, 07:43 AM
Pretty funny since he went from 230 to 250 in one year...maybe he's telling the truth but who knows...many were not so sure a few years ago.

I think that was more a case of him going down to 230 for years and not being able to do it as age crept on.

08-15-2006, 08:15 AM
Lennox Lewis turned professional in 1989 at 231lbs and last fought at 256lbs in 2003 and looked undertrained, old and overweight against Vitali Klitschko.

So thats about 25lbs gained over 14 years, for a professional athlete who has such a giant frame I don't think thats 'iffy' in anyway. It's not as if he ended his career 270lbs of ripped muscle.

Only my opinion by I always felt Lennox Lewis' weight gain was just due to training, age, his natural huge size and mothers cooking!

I'm also glad Lennox has had the sence to stay retired, he had a tremendous career and has nothing left to prove.

08-15-2006, 10:00 AM
I actually believe Lewis on this one. At 227 vs Ruddock Lennox looked pretty damn skinny with his pencil legs. At 240-245 he was pretty damn solid, but still not incredibly over-massed like the 235 6'2 Rahman or the 250 6'1 Peter.

08-15-2006, 08:14 PM
I wasen't aware creatine was defined as "doping" in boxing.

Creatine is an over the counter supplement you can buy at your local GNC store.

Anything to get a rise out of people, I guess.