Originally Posted by Sugar Nick
Well Butterbean had good power! What does that say? That because he had power he has a good shot to beat Lewis as long as he lands.
McCall was a sparring partner. Without Lewis he would have done nothing else. McCall even struggled to beat old Larry Holmes. Plus Oliver was a crack cocaine addict.
And Rahman? This guy was a tough club fighter. He was rocked by James Toney,KO'd by Maskaev,lost to Ruiz via decision! Rahman should not have been able to ever beat Lewis. One frak loss by McCall is ok but 2 losses by shocking KO are not forgivable.
Well yeah, if Butterbean connected flush on Lewis, I would say Lewis is not that great but not because of his chin, but rather because he got caught by Butterbean with a flush shot. That or Butterbean was just extremely lucky. I'm just saying, if you wanna say he wasn't as great as most say was because he lost to Rahman and McCall who you consider average, ok, but bad chin because he got KO'd by flush shots from them? Maybe average chin. He did fight pretty good punchers and took solid shots from them. Mercer, Vitali, Briggs come to mind. A glassed jawed fighter would have fallen more often.