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Heavyweight tourney would solve things

Updated: December 12, 2003, 8:12 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

I was stopped in the street this week and asked: "If Lennox Lewis retires, how are they going to crown the next heavyweight champ?" I did not have an immediate answer. I said something like "we might not have a champ for a while."

Upon reflection, this guy's question is a happy one. Try as they might, all the corrupt sanctioning bodies, short-sighted promoters and television networks in the world have not been able to confuse the issue for this man, a casual boxing fan. He knew that ...

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