Re: What did pre-Steward Lewis do better than post-Steward Lewis?
Lewis was a lot smoother and relaxed later in his career. He was bigger, stronger and more consistent with his jab. He also incorporated a lot of tricks like clinching, headlocks utilizing his massive body to wear out his opponents. Better footwork, straighter punches, etc..just better fundamentally which Uncle Manny always talks about.
IMO, Lewis got a lot better in his 30s as an overall fighter. I think Post-1997 Lennox blows young Lennox out of the water. DEFINITELY!