In Yer Face

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Readers turn thumbs up or down on Lennox Lewis (Steve Simmons, Nov. 6) on his induction to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame:

Up: Steven Guardino It angers me that nobody brings up all the Canadian athletes who end up leaving Canada and become citizens of other countries. Some of Canada's most famous hockey players have moved to the States and became American citizens, including Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman and Wayne Gretzky. Lewis did represent Canada at two Olympic Games and did win gold, which is something we should all respect and honour. I have no problem with him being in the Hall of Fame.

Down: Victor Miranda I cannot stand Lennox Lewis and will not accept that he is in the Hall with other champions such as Steve Yzerman. What were those people thinking? So he had a Canadian flag on his shorts, big deal, he certainly did not have it in his heart. Lewis could not even lace the boots on George Chuvalo, Joe Frazier or George Foreman, to name only a few real champions.

Up: David Forsyth Unfortunately, the media have it wrong when it comes to Lewis. Never once did he ever forsake his Canadian citizenship. His first pro fight, he went into the ring with Canadian and British flags. We often talked about how he was a true world champion, because of his ties with Canada, England and Jamaica. It is selfish Canadians who wished he would forget the other parts of his heritage. There was no money to be made by fighting out of Canada when Lewis turned pro, so why would he fight here? They call it prize fighting for a reason.

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