Originally Posted by Unforgiven
I dont think Ruddock's durability was necessarily diminished when he fought Lewis. Look at the punch that put Ruddock down the first time, it was just a big brutal power-packed punch. And there are other examples.
Also, I dont think all that extra weight Lewis carried was muscle. At 225 to 230 pounds he had noticeably more muscular definition that he had when he was 240 - 250, so I think the added weight was mostly body fat.
He might have improved a bit as a fighter in many areas but I think that raw destructive power was one thing that was evident to the same degree all along.
just an opinion though.
Yeah, mainly speculative observation at my part.