Feature | Dec 24 2017

Lennox Lewis advice to young pros

Wise words from the legendary heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis
Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis speaks  |  Action Images/Matthew Childs

A series of documentaries are being screened on Sky Sports, following three 2016 Olympians as they turn professional. Not surprisingly they follow Sky fighters Joshua Buatsi, Lawrence Okolie and Antony Fowler.

All three were top British amateurs but it was Buatsi who won an Olympic medal in thrilling style at Rio 2016. While his film doesn’t dwell much on his feats for GB or accomplishments which drew global attention at the last Olympic Games, it does give genuine insight into how he became a boxer, his roots in London as well a behind the scenes insight into the pressure around showcasing himself for a pro debut.

Buatsi even goes to a training camp in Jamaica with Lennox Lewis who, as a mentor, serves up some valuable lessons.

 

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