Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

After the Terminator, Here Comes the Termite; THE TALK IN BOXING

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

After the Terminator, Here Comes the Termite; THE TALK IN BOXING

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*ONE of the most impressive men Talk came across last year was Maurice 'Termite' Watkins, the former pest controller from Texas who braved incredible personal dangers to coach the Iraq national boxing team ahead of the Athens Olympics.

His story was first told in Standard Sport and now Talk hears that Hollywood is to produce a movie of how Watkins got 24-year-old boxing novice Najah Ali through to the second round of the flyweight competition in Greece.

Expect Bruce Willis to take the lead role.

Tim tips a Lewis return

*HAVE we really seen the last of Lennox Lewis in a boxing ring?

Despite this week's firm denial that a comeback was out of the question, another former world heavyweight champion, American Tim Witherspoon, believes the lure of a rematch with Vitali Klitschko will prove irresistible.

'Terrible' Tim, whose cousin Chazz tomorrow has his second fight as a professional heavyweight, says: "If Lennox doesn't come back, he's crazy! …

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