By Gabriel F. Cordero
With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and Boxing Hall of Famer Sylvester Stallone on hand, President Trump has posthumously pardoned former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson at a ceremony in Washington DC.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. This was set up quite a long time ago. And while this is a very interesting day we have going, this was very important to Sylvester Stallone — my friend for a long time, Sly — and the whole group.
We have incredible people here. We have the current heavyweight champion of the world, Deontay Wilder. He’s 40 and 0. This gentleman right here. He’s 40 and 0, with 39 knockouts.
And we have Lennox Lewis, who, as you know, is one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time. Unbelievable heart, and, in all fairness, unbelievable talent. He was a talented, talented fighter. A great and talented fighter.
LEWIS: Thank you. Thank you.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. And, Deontay, thank you.
WILDER: Yes, sir. Thank you.
THE PRESIDENT: So, Lennox, if I really went and started working out, could I take Deontay in a fight? (Laughter.) Please tell me. This is 40 and 0, 39 knockouts. Could I take him in a fight if I really went to work?
LEWIS: You’d have to get past those long arms.
THE PRESIDENT: I get it. They’re long arms.
LEWIS: Yeah, they’re long arms.
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