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Old 12-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #40
Bummy Davis
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko vs Lennox Lewis

Originally Posted by MagnaNasakki View Post
I believe in giving fighters the benefit of the doubt.

Lewis beats Wlad for stylistic and temperament reasons. When a weakness vanishes for 7 years, its more likely that it has been fixed or bandaged, and is no longer a big factor.

Fighters change. I've never met a single fighter who was the same guy he was more then a half a decade prior. Wlad's detractors would saddle him with that, and give Lewis a pass for getting cold****ed worse against McCall then Wlad was against Sanders.

Both had weaknesses, and both improved. Lewis didn't have a Brewster or a Purrity, but he had a Rahman, and Wlad has yet to lose the heavyweight title in a big, one punch knockout to a no hoper.

I think they are closer then people are giving it credit, Lewis' h2h edge or no.

Btw, yes, McCall and Sanders are on about the same level.
good post and analysis
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