Sunday, June 09, 2002

Iron Mike Hits the Mat

Bravo for Lennox Lewis and his decisive knockout of Mike Tyson in the eighth round of last night's title fight in Memphis. In the words of the local newspaper, "He simply beat Tyson senseless." The fact that a convicted rapist is still welcomed into the sport has always been troubling; his repeated outbursts of trash talk and head-biting have only confirmed the verdict of Tyson as less an athlete and than a violent emotional child. Lewis, on the other hand, seems to be a genuinely good guy. Fellow fighter and Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison has even said he thinks Lewis should be knighted for his contributions to the sport.


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