Over the last week or so there has been some fallout regarding a women’s boxer.
Some back and forth surrounding a decision that affected a female boxer in the Olympics no less.
One that could have some implications moving forward.
It has caused a lot of engagement.
Now, one of boxing’s most renowned heavyweight champions has added his voice.
Lennox Lewis gave the following reaction to the situation:
Lewis represented the country of Canada himself years ago at amateur level.
Back in the day.
Here is how he won Olympic Gold at that time:
Lewis would go on to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
One of the very few complete fighters to do that in the amateur and professional ranks.
Two very different sports at the end of the day.
World champion in professional boxing the highest of the highest levels ultimately.
But without amateur grass roots boxing there is no big time boxing.
Amazing how many forget that sometimes.
The only defeats in his professional boxing career were both faithfully avenged.
One to Hasim Rahman.
The other to Oliver McCall.
Here’s a stroll down memory lane of an amazing boxing journey:
An incredible career to be fair.
Lewis had a good all round fight game.
Could box on the inside and outside.
Good sense of distance.
Big heart when the trenches came in a battle.
One of the most well rounded heavyweight champions in history.