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Old 09-02-2011, 04:25 PM   #526
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Lewis should have fought more aggressively against both Holyfield and Tyson. He had relics of both of them in front of him, and he fought very passive and cautious. He waited till he completely wore Tyson out physically by leaning on him before he went for the kill. He came into the Holyfield fight with his kidney belt pulled up to his chin and ran for the majority of the fight.

Lewis was very wary of getting knocked out and knew the impact on his legacy would be monstrous.
true. tyson was much further past his prime than evander, who seemed to be good throughout the 90's and would of never of beat lewis because he didnt have a punch. im a big fan of both tyson and lewis, and im agreement that round 1-5 would be time for tyson to ko lewis after that i think lewis would dominate. yeh lewis might be a bit to cautious for tyson to get close. it obviously underestimated rahman, and mccall was because he was green.
destructive tyson vs calm mature lewis. its too hard to pick!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #527
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Default Re: Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson, prime for prime, who wins?

I believe a prime tyson stops a prime Lewis.
Tyson had the speed, movement, and confidence
To get past the jab of Lewis. Tyson could take
Lewis's best shots I can't say that Lennox could
Take the best of Tyson. Could be interesting
Especially on the inside. I like tyson ko in 3
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:41 PM   #528
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Default Re: Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson, prime for prime, who wins?

I can't remember my opinion previously but i've recently undertake a mass reevaluation of every boxer I list as "great"

I've studied every great from 1980 onwards barring sanchez and zaragoza (hopefully tonight or tomorrow).

Obviously tyson and lewis fall into this category and my appreciation of tyson has dramatically increased recently and I can't envision a whole lot of hw's beating him in his peak (ali, louis, foreman and liston might be the only ones) his style in the 86-88 period was amazingly effective with a great combination of defence and attack being utilised.

Lewis was also great and perhaps in some ways he might just be one of the most complete hws in history. However he's been shown vulnerable to one punch knockouts and I can quite easily picture mike forcing his way inside and knocking him out.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:28 AM   #529
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Great fight while it lasts.

Tyson KO 5 Lewis
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:35 AM   #530
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tyson, he was too fast and strong in his prime
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:23 AM   #531
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a past prime Lewis completely destroyed Tyson. doesnt take a genius to work out what a prime Lewis would do
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #532
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a past prime Lewis completely destroyed Tyson. doesnt take a genius to work out what a prime Lewis would do
.........And an even further past it Tyson had Lewis scared and backing up for 8 rounds in that fight, still respecting his power. Lewis should've finished that version of Tyson much earlier than 8. This is the only version of Tyson that Lewis beats IMO. I can't see how Lennox would be champion if Desiree Washington didn't ruin Tyson's life.

Prime for prime, Tyson KO's Lewis inside the distance.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:00 PM   #533
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Pretty much the same result. Lewis had Mike's number stylewise. Although Tyson had much faster hands & could land that sunday punch that Lewis seemed vulnerable to.

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:01 PM   #534
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Prime Tyson beats Lewis, no doubts.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:07 PM   #535
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Prime Tyson beats Lewis, no doubts.
well regardless of who you think would win, there has to be doubts. At the very least it's a close call either way. After all, they're both considered top 5 H2H fighters, so it's not a slam dunk to pick one over the other unless one is completely biased.

The version of Lewis who beat Razor Ruddock could potentially beat Tyson, of that I'm sure. But perhaps the more calmer version would do better, don't know for sure.

And of course with Tyson's explosive power, he too could knock out Lewis.

One thing I'm pretty confident in saying is that the longer the fight goes, the more if favours Lewis.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:24 PM   #536
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Lewis beat Tyson when they fought, that is the strongest argument.
Do you feel the same way about Holmes/Tyson?
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #537
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:42 PM   #538
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Tyson KO 4 sounds about right. Tyson would have the speed and technique to
get around Lewis's jab and land to the body and the head. Lewis would be hesitant to
be agressive in the early rounds, mike destroys him with a hook to the body uppercut
combo, then finishes a staggering Lewis with a left hook and right hand
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:52 AM   #539
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Tyson KO 4 sounds about right. Tyson would have the speed and technique to
get around Lewis's jab and land to the body and the head. Lewis would be hesitant to
be agressive in the early rounds, mike destroys him with a hook to the body uppercut
combo, then finishes a staggering Lewis with a left hook and right hand
Im not so sure mate. Prime Tyson could be frustrsted and subdued by negative tactics ala Tucker and Smith. One thing that Lewis was good at, under stewart anyway, was sticking to a gameplan. If Lewis were to mix it early then id have to favour Tyson, anything else,and the longer the fight goes, i have to side with lewis
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Im not so sure mate. Prime Tyson could be frustrsted and subdued by negative tactics ala Tucker and Smith. One thing that Lewis was good at, under stewart anyway, was sticking to a gameplan. If Lewis were to mix it early then id have to favour Tyson, anything else,and the longer the fight goes, i have to side with lewis
Good point.

If Lewis pulls the stuff he did against Michael Grant, pushing down on the back of his neck, leaning on his back and throwing the uppercuts underneath kinda like George Foreman, he could have Tyson out early. It all depends on how early Tyson tries to get to Lewis' body and his head movement. I'd bet on Tyson dropping Lewis with a body shot if Lewis did any of the leaning and hitting underneath. Tyson would be in range for his uppercut to the body or chest.
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