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Old 09-20-2009, 05:48 AM   #8
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Default Re: What did pre-Steward Lewis do better than post-Steward Lewis?

Originally Posted by lefthook31 View Post
If you ever listen to Steward talk about the Mcall fight, he knew exactly how to exploit Lewis's mistake, and told Oliver to throw his righthand at the same time Lewis did, because Lewis telegraphed it so badly that it left him wide open.
Yeah, but who didn't know that ?
It was a common criticism of Lewis that every journalist and TV pundit had mentioned over and over again, he telegraphs his right, he "hand-grenades" it, and he's got awkward footing. Everyone knows that a telegraphed punch can be expoited by a straight one thrown at the same time, and with enough power, accuracy and good timing can prove decisive.
Ok, I'll credit McCall for exploiting it so decisively, and Steward for preparing him right, but it wasn't any genius on Manny's part to know that was a weakness worth exploiting.
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