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Life, death and Lennox Lewis' legacy

In the boxing game of life and death, Lennox Lewis has lived well ... but lacked the foe to make him a great champion.

Updated: June 20, 2003, 2:31 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

As Lennox Lewis filled up the doorway on his way into Romey's Green Room, I thought, in the casually immortal words of Ali, that George Foreman isn't as dumb as he looks. Or sounds.

George, Ali's "Mummy" and testimonial icon behind a glorified waffle iron called the George Foreman Lean, Mean, Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, has made $150 mil as a brand pitchman. You'd think George would buy himself a piece of Puerto Vallarta or Jackson Hole and be done with us all.

But no. George feels ...

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