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Old 03-03-2011, 12:00 PM   #68
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Default Re: Lennox lewis vs George Foreman - Physical strength

Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
I'm really not arguing this either way but to say there are a couple factors here.

One is that Lewis fought STONGER men, plain and simple. And yes, the training regimens (and vitamins) from the 90's created stronger fighters. Rahman, Tua, Ruddock, Grant, Golota, McCall, Morrison, Tucker, Tyson, Klitschko as a collective group are quite a bit stronger than Frazier, Roman, Lyle, Ali, Norton, LeDoux and Denis. Ergo, perhaps the perception that Foreman is shoving guys around is based on his opponents relative strength. Is this really a stretch in logic that no one can follow?

I am not contending Foreman was a weakling. I've seen the footage. I just don't think he was a superman far and away stronger than Lewis.
not far and away no, i agree. but look at a common opponent: foreman fought a prime holyfield and lewis fought at WAY past prime holyfield. who honestly seemed to be physically strong in each of those fights and by what margin?
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