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Lennox Lewis: “I was not ready for Klitschko, but that fight insisted HBO”

The former absolute world champion in the heavyweight Briton Lennox Lewis (41-2-1, 32 KO), remembering his last fight against Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko (45-2-0, 41 KO), which took place on 21 June 2003 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, admitted that he did not have time to prepare properly to the opponent. According to Lewis, this duel insisted his trainer Emmanuel Stewart and HBO.

The British driver was able to endure bad for the beginning of the battle and regroup, but because of the removal of Klitschko fight doctor the result was never accepted part of the Boxing public.

“I wasn’t prepared properly, but Manny and HBO insisted on that fight. I was supposed to meet with kirk Johnson, but then things changed and we were told that we should do it in this date. But, in the end, I’m a professional, I am the champion of the world, and this 12-round bout. No matter that Klitschko was leading after six rounds. All changes in battle – his “flogged” by the blow, he bled, and he lost,” said Lewis.

Earlier in the interview, Lewis said about megabyte with American puncher Mike Tyson.