Lennox Lewis I Could Still Be A Top Heavyweight … At 54 Years Old
11 / 22 / 2019 3: 54 PM PT
Lennox Lewisain’t been the heavyweight champ in 16 years … but the boxing legend tellsTMZ Sportshe could step into a ring right now and beat up some the best fighters in the world.
We were talking to the 3x heavyweight champion and boxing Hall of Famer aboutDeontay Wilder( Lewis’ calling DW’s fight vs.Luis OrtizSaturday night ) … when the British star hit us with a doozy, saying his 54 – year-old body could STILL whoop-ass in the ring.
“Even right now, I’d give a lot of guys a run for their money right now,” Lewis says.
“I’ve still got that heavyweight focus, heavyweight mind. I dissect fights. I know what is needed of the other person to be successful, so I know what I’d have to do to be successful against these guys . “
Lennox – whose last bout was a win againstVitali Klitschkoin June 2003 – knows fighting current day heavyweight stars wouldn’t be a cakewalk.
“It wouldn’t be easy. I’ll tell you that right now. These guys are bigger, stronger, but as far as boxing talent, they’re still learning. Even for me, when I retired, I was still learning. You never stop learning as a champion. “
“Make sure I don’t get hit and hit him before he hits me,” Lennox tells us.
“We knock out people. So, anytime we launch our right hands, it ain’t coming back. So, if we hit each other at the same time we both go.”