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It has become increasingly popular in recent times for the current crop of heavyweight champions and top contenders to be likened and compared to those heavyweights of the past who have been immortalised in the history books. Former 3-time heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis has cast his observant eye over the division’s top names and he was very frank with his remarks.

Lewis started by explaining “I’ve been asked on many occasions where I stand on this debate; my perspective is that more experience in amateur bouts makes for a more seasoned and skilled professional.” Lewis went on to explain that many of the heavyweight division’s stellar names did not achieve a thorough enough of an education at amateur level which he feels leaves them lacking at the championship level. Lewis spent a much longer duration of time in the unpaid ranks compared to the current active heavyweight champions, as he focused on attempting to hone and nurture his skills to become a complete fighter as opposed to trying to achieve super stardom at the earliest possible opportunity.

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