Originally Posted by fists of fury
Do you guys feel that the added weight helped or hindered Lewis in any way? I'm not sure what the particular motive was behind adding the weight - obviously as a fighter ages he tends to gain a few pounds - but Lewis definitely gained muscle with Steward.
He went from the high 220's to the low 240's...a fairly significant difference.
Can anyone tell me specifically what brought about the added weight, and how it may have infuenced Lewis' style in one way or another?
I think it was just a matter of growing into his adult body. You look at both him and Riddick Bowe from the amatuers to the time they were in title contention and they looked like they doubled in size. Lewis was always in far better condition, and was a well disciplined athelete, something that cant be said for Riddick Bowe.