Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Lewis Backed to Fight Again

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Lewis Backed to Fight Again

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Byline: DAVID SMITH

LENNOX LEWIS will box on at the age of 38, according to his American trainer Emanuel Steward.

Since securing a controversial win against world heavyweight championship challenger Vitali Klitschko last June, Lewis has kept the boxing world waiting while he ponders a future still inside the ring or in retirement.

But Steward, the tactical genius behind London-born Lewis's rise to become Britain's first undisputed heavyweight titleholder in over a century, has admitted: "My gut feeling is he's going to come back."

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Steward recalled meeting Lewis at the recent marriage of Courtney Shand, the boxer's long-time friend and conditioning coach.

He said: "Lennox looked like he was in shape when before, when I had seen him in New York, he looked a little bloated.

"I told him, 'You look like you're in shape and you've been working out.' He told me he had been running and getting himself in shape. …

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