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Old 06-27-2007, 08:35 PM   #10
cuchulain
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Default Re: lennox lewis is the best heavyweight ever!

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Originally Posted by Relentless
i'm not even a big fan of lewis, i am a tyson fan but who can argue with a resume like this:

mike tyson
evander holyfield
vitali klitschko
frank bruno
oliver mccall
hasim rahman
david tua
michael grant
francois botha
shannon briggs
andrew golota
tommy morrison
ray mercer
razor ruddock
tony tucker
henry akiwande

show me a fighter with a better resume than this

he has faced and beaten everyone who is anyone in his division at his time.
Good to see you appreciating the greatest heavyweight of the past third of a century!

You do overstate the case slightly.

Ali and Louis were both better (i.e. They would beat him MOST of the time)

MAYBE Foreman too (1973 version).

But no-one else.

As your post points out, his resume is outstanding, he beat every man he ever faced. I concede that he has two blemishes on his great career but he AVENGED both losses in spades. He moved very well for such a big man and he had one punch KO power.

His legacy is diminished by many jingoistic American fans (He wasn't American.)

He is the greatest ever non-American heavyweight and third (or maybe fourth) on my alltime heavyweight list.
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