May 17, 2006

You can win $1000 for defeating Lennox Lewis.: In a game of chess. Huh?

posted by Samsonov14 to other at 08:03 PM - 11 comments

I dont even play chess, and I bet I could take Lewis on.. with all those blows to the head- I dont see how the guy can concentrate.... btw the current prize for beating mike tyson in chess is $.10

posted by redsoxrgay at 08:26 PM on May 17, 2006

Actually I took on Mike Tyson in chess tonight and lost the ten cents. My enormous head fell over and crushed the board. Lost due to TKO my own king. Sincerely Barry Bonds

posted by urall cloolis at 10:42 PM on May 17, 2006

I clicked on the logo and recieved the following message: We are updating the system so is temporarily unavailable. WTF? Oh, well, I'm always getting my ass kicked in chess on MSN games anyway.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:17 PM on May 17, 2006

No - apparently Lewis is a ardant chess player and has played at a high level for a long time. He's no dummy - as evidenced by his getting out of boxing with money, and reputation intact. I remember reading a story on his daily chess workouts, but I can't seem to find it.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:01 AM on May 18, 2006

Lennox Lewis may be the best educated fighter overall of the last 50 years. While the Klitchko Brothers have numerous degrees they don't have the communication skills or the personalities to macth Lewis. Two of my favorite Lewis comments are: 1) When he fought Shannon Briggs who sports an unusual blonde hair style, a mix somewhere between Don King and Peyton Manning, Lewis said "When you fight me you need more than a haircut". 2) When Mike Tyson said he wanted to eat Lennox's children Lewis replied "First you'll have to eat this and this" raising first his left hand and then his right. Lewis had no children. None of the current heavyweights come close to Lewis in wit, knowledge or ring ability. Beware to the person who challenges Lewis at chess.

posted by Termite at 05:50 PM on May 18, 2006

Unless he used the joke twice, Lewis' haircut moment was about his fight with David Tua. "If you come to war, you have to bring the whole arsenal, not just a left hook and a haircut."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:42 PM on May 18, 2006

Mr. B, You could be right. I remember the haircut and Briggs qualifies. But you may be correct, Sir. Either way you've got to love the comment.

posted by Termite at 06:59 PM on May 18, 2006

I have trained my children in the art and science of chess. Now, my daughter beats me consistently and the other is well on his way. Maybe I can fund their college scholarships from this.

posted by owlhouse at 11:04 PM on May 18, 2006

I have won many tournaments over the years and would be happy to play Lewis.Not saying that I would win,but I surely would not be antimidated.

posted by heath927 at 06:54 AM on May 19, 2006

It was a good comment Termite, aye. Tua was another "American" boxer, (from the American part of New Zealand...), who was maneuvered in front of Lewis and was going to destroy Lennox, but I think his haircut was more dangerous than that famous left hook.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:58 AM on May 19, 2006

from the American part of New Zealand That'll be Samoa, then :-). I ran into David Tua last year when he was in Apia. Nice guy.

posted by owlhouse at 05:20 PM on May 19, 2006

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