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Lennox Lewis Calls Prime And Current Mike Tyson 'One-Dimensional' In Scathing Put Down

Lennox Lewis Calls Prime And Current Mike Tyson 'One-Dimensional' In Scathing Put Down

Mike Tyson has been branded a 'one-dimensional' boxer by former rival Lennox Lewis.

Tyson is currently training for his first fight in over 15 years and he'll face Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout on November 28.

He's regarded as one of the all-time greats but Lewis, who defeated 'Iron Mike' back in 2002, thinks his fighting style is predictable.

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When asked if he'd have beaten Tyson in his prime, three-time world champion Lewis told Good Morning Britain per The Mirror: "Yes. I'm a five-dimensional fighter and he's a one-dimensional fighter.

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"Mike Tyson is a great guy in one sense. I knew him when he was younger.

"I went up to spar with him after the junior world championship where I won a gold medal and his team were saying I didn't box the best guy.

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"Me and my trainer at the time, Arnie Beam, drove to Catskills and met him.

"He took me to his room, he was nice, we looked at lots of old films and he was more into boxing at the time that I was.

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"He knew all the old guys and all the different techniques of boxing.

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"So I grew to really like and know him when I was an amateur but then when he went into his pro career I never really knew why he was acting like that.

"Then we fought and he was just the same guy I met when we were 14 or 15."

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While Lewis thinks he would have the beating of Tyson at any point in his career, he took exception to the comments of former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

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Lewis responded on Twitter stating: "I just heard @BronzeBomber said he would destroy a young @MikeTyson. My thoughts are that it's easy to talk until u actually get in the ring. I like Wilder but he's never been in there with someone that ferocious who truly wants to break his ribs with every punch. I don't see it!

"I love @BronzeBomber's confidence... u need that to sit atop the heavyweight division... he's hungry and shows up in probably best shape in division... but there's levels to it... and he's still adding to his arsenal."

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Lennox Lewis, Legends, Rivalries

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Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and he has previous experience with Manchester United. He has spoken to some of the biggest names in sport including Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch, WWE COO Triple H and former WWE champion Drew McIntyre. May or may not do a decent impression of Jamie Carragher.