1. OLIVER McCALL was largely unknown outside of the boxing hardcore when he walked into the Wembley Arena battleground on September 24, 1994 to challenge WBC heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis. But those that knew McCall were aware of his quality, and Boxing News warned the champion he could be in for a tough night.
2. THE American, hard as nails and mad as a hatter, worked for many years as Mike Tyson’s sparring partner, and claimed to have dropped the fearsome fighter while he was preparing for Michael Spinks. Frank Bruno was also reported to have had problems with McCall, telling him after their sessions: “You’re too good to be a sparring partner, McCall.”
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