Lennox Lewis Quotes.
I’ve worked hard and accomplished what I’ve accomplished in the heavyweight scene.
Sometimes the image of the intellectual boxer did for me more harm than good. If a boxer has a reputation as an intellectual, some people no longer respect him as a fighter. With me it was always В‘Lennox should react, not thinkВ’. But thatВ’s nonsense. Only the guy who controls his opponent wins.
After you win all these belts, you cannot fight all these mandatory guys.
When you look back in history and see other fighters coming back, it’s never really been good for them.
You can’t spend 110 percent on something if you don’t have that same hunger and drive. I have achieved all my goals – my mission is complete.
The mission I set out on in the beginning – to become heavyweight champion of the world, undisputed, lineal champion – you could say that mission is complete.
So, I gave my belts out to others to give them a chance.
I’ve got a new life now, a new future, there’s a lot more to Lennox Lewis than just being a boxer.
In boxing, if you think you will lose… you’re already halfway there.
I don’t have anything else to prove.
How can you trust a man who can talk for 5 minutes and you cant understand a sentence of it!
When you go into the other guy’s backyard you cannot hope to win on points.
People know I was the last true champion.
Now I am ready to set new goals and start a new career for myself outside of the ring.
My main goal was to win all the belts, and I have done that.
Whatever I do, I always want to get better.
In boxing you create a strategy to beat each new opponent, it’s just like chess.
It’s not rage that drives me, it’s competition.
During the past 23 years, I have set a number of goals for myself and I’m proud to say that these goals have been achieved.
Boxing involves the possibility of defeat, I accepted that very early on. After all, there are only two men and one of them wins.
If the money’s right, I’m happy to bust up the other side of his face… No problem.
You can just fight one man at a time.
The fight will last as long as I allow it to last, and then I will knock him out.
I cannot fight everyone at once. I have to take one at a time.
Boxing isn’t just about brute strength; it’s about skill and outwitting your opponent.
If the media didn’t know I played chess, there’d be no angle on me at all.
I wanted to prove I was the best fighter in the world.
There is just one rule about boxing: never bet on the white guy.
The danger of a closed mind is that it can also leave good things like love, compassion and reason on its outside.
Action is what separates the do-ers from the dreamers.
Sometimes success needs interruption to regain focus and shake off complacency.
I am definitely not scared of Mike Tyson. I am at the top of the food chain and he is looking to knock me off. Mike’s an arrogant imbecile. He sounds like a cartoon character.
There were different heroes with different images. There was Mike Tyson, the animal, there was Evander Holyfield, the devout, the priest. And there was me, the thinker, the intellectual boxer. So there was something for every fan, if you like. The public could always identify with one of us.