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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Former champ boxer Lennox Lewis urges kids to take up chess

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Hello everybody,

Charity worker and former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis.

"If you teach a kid chess, you teach him to sit down and think," said Lewis, who along with former heavyweight Gerry Cooney, is in Ottawa for tonight's 17th annual Ringside for Youth, a sold-out show of amateur boxing, with proceeds going to the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club.

"You think about strategy. You think about the next move. Chess is life. Most kids that play chess, they don't go out and stab somebody because they're thinking about the next move down the road, like 'I could get in trouble and I could go to jail.' Chess is good for kids in that sense."

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