Originally Posted by Azzer85
But dont you think getting beaten up by tyson for 19 rounds will have an affect on a fighter? Ali was pissing blood after 8 rounds with Foreman
I watched that fight again recently, LL did time him good with that first right hand, why Ruddock was crouching so low ill never know. Plus LLs punches were sharper and straight. Whereas Tyson was loading up on hayemakers. Sharper punches will always hurt more than hayemakers
I think the Lewis of that night could beat all the heavyweight champions.
Frazier, Tyson 86 - 88, Dempsey and Johnson give him the most trouble.
In the fight Ruddock's hands were at his ribs too, as if he was looking to knock Lennox out with the smash. Both men looked like they were trying to time each other with a big shot. Lennox was smarter, he kept his hands up higher and got to him first, especially with the jab.
I don't think Razor's head was clear in this fight as well. He was going through significant personal BS with his management, brother, and his wife. Might have also been a bit overconfident considering he had beaten Lennox in the amateurs.