Originally Posted by thesandman
I just can't get Lewis v Vitaly out of my head when I think about this fight.
THe one way to beat Vitaly is not to try and box him. It's to take a shot to get in, and be big enough and strong enough to land your own right hand.
Lewis couldn't miss with his right against Vitalys low left hand, and "lean back" defence. If you can't lean back far enough, because the other guy is big and strong, and willing to take a shot, then you're in trouble.
Lewis is 6'5" with 84" reach.
Foreman 6'3.5' with 82" reach.
Vitali doesn't have "long arms". He has a 79" reach.
Lewis soaked up everything Vitaly could hit him with, and kept going, and kept landing.
I don't see how Foreman couldn't do that. Lewis threw all pretence of boxing out the window, and just fought. If he had to take 2 shots to land a right hand, he did.
Foremans chin is better than Lewis' as well.
Foreman would have no intention of standing on the outside eating punches. He's walk through them and just try and bludgeon Vitaly.
Probably a good fight to be honest.
I see a TKO7 for Foreman IMO
Good points you brought up. Would be a messy war of a fight.