Re: Lyle vs Foreman - Why Was Lyle Able To...
For one, Foreman was coming off a layoff of over a year when he fought Lyle. What's more, Lyle was at his peak when he fought Foreman, while Frazier was substantially past his own. But most of all, Lyle had a much better style than Frazier did for coping with and landing on a guy like George. Lyle was as tall and rangy as Foreman himself with punches that were perhaps a little quicker and straighter in addition to being very hard, he was confident and fearless, and he was able to capitalize and score big on a somewhat off-his-game George.