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Old 09-20-2009, 08:36 AM   #10
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Default Re: What did pre-Steward Lewis do better than post-Steward Lewis?

Originally Posted by lefthook31 View Post
As far as the Rahman fight, that was based more on poor preparation. Lewis was not in the greatest shape, arrived late in South Africa and didnt take the fight seriously
Yes, and Steward was party to all of that. Preparation is everything.
Steward was in LA making films with Lennox ! What does this guy have to do to get his due criticism ??
Steward didn't take the fight seriously.
And he was in Vegas preparing Hamed to lose to Barrera.

Steward is a good trainer, but there are dozens of unsung trainers who are just as good as him, he's simply a name that people like to throw around as if they really know what goes on behind closed doors, and he's made a good reputation for himself. He's outspoken.
Taking fighters who are already at the top of the game and having them remain successful or improve a little is VERY overrated. It's rife is all sports, these super-trainers who seem to command huge sums whether they deliver or not and are master of self-promotion.
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