Lennox Lewis is the best boxer of all-time to never receive any respect from boxing experts or boxing fans. To say that Lewis is not the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world is a slap in the face of one the best heavyweights of all-time. Lewis is boxing’s royal majesty and for anybody to say that he is not is obviously an uneducated boxing peasant.
Everyone knows that Lewis was robbed of his World Boxing Council crown when Oliver McCall knocked him down. That fight should have been allowed to continue, but the referee prematurely halted the fight. Lewis not only regained his title by beating McCall, but the manner in which he went about doing so- making McCall cry profusely in his corner and refusing to fight-makes him the best pound-for-pound boxer.
Lewis was robbed of a victory when he beat Evander Holyfield like a drum for twelve rounds, but the judges ruled the bout a draw. Being the boxer that he is, Lewis would be crowned the undisputed heavyweight champion after he out boxed Holyfield for another twelve rounds in the rematch.
Lewis would surrender his world heavy weight crown when a lucky overhand right by Hasim Rahman hit him, but like all the best pound-for-pound boxers who preceded him, Lewis would obliterate Rahman with a single punch to regain his crown.
To say that Roy Jones Jr. is the best pound-for-pound boxer today is a foolish statement. To make that horrid comment is saying that Jones’ album was even close to mentionable.
How could Jones even be noted as possibly the best pound-for-pound boxer when he does not know what he wants to do with his life? He is not sure of whether he wants to be a boxer, a wanna-be rapper or a D-League basketball player.
Nothing but respect goes out to Jones Jr., but Lewis’ regal splendor is the obvious choice for the best pound-for-pound boxer today.
— Travon McCall, 19, is a sophomore broadcast journalism student from Clinton, Md. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.