“Even Money Won’t Be Enough” – Boxing Legend Lennox Lewis Reveals Exactly What Will “Keep You Driven”

Published 05/14/2022, 1:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Former Heavyweight Champions Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield are honored prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The three-time heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of his generation without a shadow of a doubt. ‘The Lion’ has fought against the best of the best boxers and came out victorious. Currently, the former heavyweight champion commentates on boxing matches.

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Lewis has been awarded the honor of being the Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the British government, which is given to individuals who have made distinguished and innovative contributions to their field. Occasionally, he also has some words of wisdom for the boxing fans.

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The ultimate requirement to be a fighter, according to Lennox Lewis

The words of a three-time world champion will never be taken lightly by boxing fans. To this effect, Lewis bestowed upon the world his ideas on Twitter about what keeps a fighter driven under the hashtag #Lennoxism. ‘The Lion’ stated that it takes a lot to be a fighter.

Lewis Tweeted, “You need to learn to fight with a purpose from the very beginning, because once you have enough of it, even money won’t be enough to keep you driven.”

According to Lewis, fighters need more than just money and need to be clear about their passion for boxing. They need to have a “purpose” because that is exactly what will keep you driven.

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Having won everything there was to win and boasting an illustrious career, Lewis’s words hold an incredible amount of weight. Boxing fans can learn a lot from the former heavyweight champion.

A look back at The Lion’s career

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Lennox Lewis has had a career to be proud of as he is the first British boxer to hold the undisputed heavyweight title. Lewis won his first heavyweight title after the WBC stripped Riddick Bowe of the title and awarded it to Lewis.

Additionally, Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in their rematch in Las Vegas and became the undisputed heavyweight champion. Since then, no heavyweight fighter has become an undisputed heavyweight champion to date.

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Darsh Karkera

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Darsh Karkera is a Boxing author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his masters in Clinical Psychology at CHRIST University, Bangalore. According to Darsh himself, the one and only one thing that fuels him, is sports.

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