Former undisputed heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis does not fancy former Olympic gold medalist, Odlanier Solis’s chances against Ukrainian heavyweight champion, Vitali Klitschko.
“I heard Vitali saying the other day that it would be a very difficult fight and how Solis is a challenge to him. I know what he’s doing. He’s trying to sell the fight. He has to do that. Since he’s come back, he hasn’t even lost a round. There aren’t a lot of heavyweights out there right now. My era, you had myself, Evander Holyfield, of course Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe. There were a lot of good guys. Muhammad Ali’s era, there were a lot of great heavyweights. There were a ton of great guys then, but the era before Muhammad Ali’s, or Larry Holmes’ era, it was lacking. There weren’t many. It has really dwindled down now and I say we’re in a rebuilding stage. We’re waiting for some new bright star to fight his way into the spotlight.” Lewis stated.
Lewis also took his chance to pick a winner of the potential megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao: ““The thing that lacks with Floyd is that he would rather run around the ring and make you miss and dance around. It’s fine if you like that, but Pacquiao will break you down, break you down, break you down. He’s breaking you down to try to knock you out. He’s trying to impose his will on the person in there with him. It’s a minor difference, but that’s why I would have to say Pacquiao would win, because Pacquiao is trying to climb that hill each round, to get further and further, and do damage and knock you out. I would love to see that fight, but I think Manny would have that little edge.” Lewis said.