Lewis Stays Focus for Botha Fight, Says he will Put Tyson Away

Published June 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Despite Lennox Lewis’ preparation for his upcoming bout with Francois Botha, the Briton cannot seem to get passed the disparaging comments made by Mike Tyson, in which he threatened to “eat his heart and his children.” 

The Briton had a dream about the American, telling the Associated Press, “he was disqualified because he just didn’t listen.” 

Lewis, who retained the WBC and IBF titles with a second-round knockout of Michael Grant on April 29, is aware of the urgency to prepare for his upcoming fight with Botha. 

“I know I have to stay focused for the Botha fight,” he told the AP. 

The Briton may have a possible bout with the American and whenever the fight happens, Lewis will be happy to knock him down, saying, "Putting him away is very important to me. Tyson is like a train wreck waiting to happen.” 

Lewis’ trainer Emanuel Steward echoed these thoughts, saying that he believed Tyson is afraid of Lewis, “Lennox is a big thorn in his side and he is driving him crazy” – (Agencies) 


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