Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Talk in BOXING

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Talk in BOXING

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The beer is on Lewis

TALK raises a glass to Lennox Lewis and his new career selling beer on American TV. The former champion of the world is to be the face of the Jamaican beer brand Red Stripe on the other side of the Atlantic. Lewis will feature in a series of ads which see him in training for a fight against The Ambassador, Red Stripe's 'famous' Jamaican spokesman. Talk has viewed previews and can report that Lewis was a rather better performer when he let his gloves do the talking.

Danny's new chapter

SHOULD Danny Williams require some reading matter before he fights Mike Tyson next month, Talk can recommend The Long Round by Dominic Calder-Smith.

The book offers a fascinating study of what happened to some of those who dared share a canvas square with Iron Mike. One became a Baptist minister, another a convicted killer, there's a drugs counsellor in there and a security guard at Ground Zero.

Vidoz ahead on points

PAOLO VIDOZ may have been beaten by Audley Harrison at the Sydney Olympics, but the Italian is winning the race to become established as a genuine world heavyweight title contender. …

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