Boxing: Nelson awaits quality
Monday 09 August 1999
The Sheffield boxer beat a pitiful Willard Lewis in one of the most one- sided bill-toppers seen in Britain. But Nelson, who forced the Canadian to retire on his stool after the fourth round, said: "My job was just to get rid of him. These fights keep me active until the big ones come off. I want to box once every two or three months."
Nelson did all he could against Lewis, who, at just 5ft 10in, admitted two days before the fight that he was "not tall enough" to be a cruiserweight.
"Fabrice Tiozzo [the World Boxing Association champion] is the best France has to offer but he doesn't want to know," Nelson said. "But we're in negotiations with the World Boxing Council champion Juan Carlos Gomez. I can't wait for these people to decide if they're going to box me. I'm not going to hang around and do nothing."
Mountain goats miraculously survive avalanche in the Alps
Skyfall's Ben Whishaw confirmed for Freddie Mercury film
Latest in Sport
Roy Keane omits Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs from 'greatest' Manchester United team
Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira relive rivalry - after the former Manchester United and Arsenal captains shared ice cream in Warsaw
Sir Alex Ferguson autobiography is 'insulting nonsense' says Roy Keane as relationship between Manchester United legends becomes 'non-existent'
Patrick Vieira put Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp up front in 'greatest' Arsenal team - but there's no room for Cesc Fabregas and Marc Overmars
Manchester United player ratings: The best (and worst) performers for David Moyes during the season so far
- 1 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 2 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 3 Teenage girl convicted of robbery after taking pre-crime selfie wielding knife
- 4 Government delays EU immigration report because it is too positive
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent
£50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Senior C++ Dev...
£30000 - £45000 per annum: Pro-Recruitment Group: This leading Top 10 practice...
£Negotiable: Citifocus: Polished and professional individual with RDR Level 4 ...
£16000 - £20000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: BA2 Somerset