Lennox Lewis Retired To Avoid Rematch With Vitali Klitschko Says Former Trainer Emanuel Steward
On: Friday, June 17, 2011 7:32 PM
Professional boxing trainer, Emanuel Steward has written a tell all book about his life both inside and outside of the ring.
An anonymous source has that has read the book tells us that Emanuel speaks out about Lennox Lewis' last fight against Vitali Kitschko and why he retired immediately after that fight.
A quote from the book was submitted:
"He [Lennox] told me that Vitali hurt him in that fight pretty bad and that he didn't want to have to face him again. I told him that if he wanted to continue fighting at all, that he would have to give Vitali a rematch. He chose to retire."
In the record books he may have retired as the World Heavyweight Champion, but in my eyes he'll always be a World Heavyweight Chumpion.