Originally Posted by Muchmoore
Lennox's fight with Mercer should answer any questions about his chin. Really under rated brawl, Mercer showed up to fight and is a big puncher but never even got close to seriously hurting Lennox despite him landing good shots. Ray is a hard guy to outslug but Lennox did it, showing he could "fight" when he needed to.
I think Lewis showed a lot of grit in that fight, but I would argue Ray was a big puncher. Outside his devastating KO of Morrison, he didnt really have a lot of impressive KO wins.
Mercer was chosen for the third test for Lewis, because he was a good boxer with a great chin, and Steward knew he would put Lewis in situations deep in the fight, that was going to answer a lot of questions about Lewis heart. When Lewis finally got on the same page as Steward, it was a big step for him.