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Lewis v Tyson

A youthful Lennox Lewis ready to take on the world 1986 Tyson collared by the Metropolitan Police on a visit to London

By Sanjeev Shetty, BBC Sport Online

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Tyson's tough upbringing
Tyson continues to dominate the heavyweight division, knocking out contenders Pinklon Thomas and Tyrell Biggs and beating champions James ‘Bonecrusher’ Smith and Tony Tucker.

Now the undisputed world champion, Tyson eyes a showdown with unbeaten Michael Spinks in what is certain to be the richest fight in boxing history.

His private life remains guarded, although eyebrows are raised when he tells the media that he enjoyed hearing Biggs ‘cry like a woman’ during their fight.

Lewis continues to strive for his first dream – an Olympic gold medal – and rejects a £500,000 offer to turn professional.

At this stage, he is still based in Canada, having enjoyed great popularity following his efforts at the 1984 Olympics.

Did you know?
No world heavyweight champion has defended his title more than three times a year since Tyson did in 1987.

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