Lennox Lewis heaps praises on Mike Tyson

Lennox Lewis heaps praises on Mike Tyson

Retired boxer Lennox Lewis has opened up about training with a young Mike Tyson claiming that they were too powerful for others in their age group.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on sportbible.com, Lennox discussed with he sparred Tyson.

Lennox and Tyson would eventually fight in 2002 in the twilight of their careers but they did interact early on in their careers.

Lennox Lewis heaps praises on Mike Tyson

Lennox Lewis heaps praises on Mike Tyson
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Lewis also discussed the infamous sparring session with Joe Rogan earlier this year.

In an interview on Rogan's podcast, the former world champion said:

"I remember going to the Catskills. I won the World Junior Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and I remember the American team were like, 'Oh you have not fought the best.'

"I said 'I thought the Americans sent the best team?'

"They said 'Yeah but there is one guy who don't like taking plans and his manager don't like taking plans either.'

"The first time Tyson actually met me he was a really nice guy, he took me to his room and showed me some old flicks I have never seen before."

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But Lewis said all that changed when they stepped into the ring.

"First day in the gym and when the bell went he came across and he was trying to kill me.

"I tried the Muhammad Ali thing obviously and stayed away from his power but the first day was really hectic, the second day was hectic but actually on the last day I got the better of him."

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In other news, Anthony Joshua appears to be in good shape for his much-anticipated rematch with Andy Ruiz after the British-Nigerian born pugilist weighs in at 237lbs.

The heavyweight star was deposed of his championship in June with a shocking defeat to the Mexican champion.

He was handed his first career loss with a seventh-minute knock-out at Madison Park New York, thus losing his WBA, IBF & WBO to the Mexican.

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