Lennox Lewis speaks on the time Mike Tyson bite his Leg
By Johnny Benz (April 2, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Bernard Hopkins is set to take on Joe Calzaghe in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 19. The fight will be shown live on HBO starting at 9:45 p.m. ET/ 6:45 p.m. PT.

In describing the effects of opponents who talk smack and try to get inside your head, such as Calzaghe and Hopkins have been doing to one another, Lennox Lewis used his experience with his fight with Mike Tyson to give his views on the effects of smack talk.

In discussing the smack talk between Calzaghe and Hopkins, Lewis reflected on his own past experience, stating: “Some opponents listen to it. Some opponents take it in and some opponents use it and take advantage of it."

Lewis says he took advantage of the smack talk during his career, utilizing it for motivation. "Like me, for example," said Lewis, adding: "Mike Tyson bit me on the leg (in January 2002) and I used that to my advantage.

Lewis further explained: "Everyday I put up a picture of Mike Tyson at training camp and said, ‘Ok, he had first blood, but I am going to finish the fight."

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