Thursday, December 15, 2005

The wisdom of the boxers

From SPIEGEL's interview with Lenox Lewis:

SPIEGEL: You play chess. It's even said that before big fights you played a game to get yourself in the mood.

Lewis: Boxing and chess are similar. It's about the choice of means. Sometimes I need a pawn, a bishop or a knight to defeat my opponent. It's about finding the best way. A good boxer has to be variable. He doesn't just need to know how to punch. He must also know how to protect himself, how to defend, how to avoid the opponent's punches. Only a complete fighter can become champion.
Great quote.

PS: Title reference.

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