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Old 07-31-2012, 04:00 AM   #16
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Really enjoyed that, thanks for posting.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:53 AM   #17
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Lewis had limited impact by the Washington Times. Excerpts.

"On paper, it is an impressive record. But if you watched Lennox Lewis during his career, you know that his mark in boxing is not as impressive.

He reigned over the division during the one of its weakest eras. The best fighter he faced was Evander Holyfield, and that didn’t take place until 1999 — long past Holyfield’s prime and three years from Holyfield’s last hurrah, his upset knockout of Mike Tyson."

"Lewis also met Tyson way past his prime. When Lewis met Tyson in June 2002, he fought a disinterested and out-of-shape fighter who had already taken a beating from Holyfield six years earlier and arguably had reached his peak 14 years before, when he stopped Michael Spinks in one round in 1988. Trainer Emanuel Steward had to scream at Lewis in the corner to get him to finish off a pathetic Tyson in the eighth round.

The list of Lewis’ conquests is hardly a Hall of Fame roster: Phil Jackson, Zeljko Mavrovic, Shannon Briggs (who almost knocked Lewis out in the first round), Michael Grant, Frans Botha and David Tua among them.

How Lewis held the title three times is not a Rocky story. He won the vacant WBC belt the first time in May 1993 with a lackluster decision over Tony Tucker. He lost it a year later when Oliver McCall — a former Tyson sparring partner — knocked him out in two rounds."

"Give Lewis his due for being able to stay on or near the top of the division for 14 years. He was able to do what Bowe was not — dedicate himself to the training it would take to have a long career.

But in the ring — the ultimate stage for a fighter — Riddick Bowe left more of a mark on heavyweight boxing than Lewis did. Bowe’s three fights with Holyfield were only second to the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier trifecta for excitement and toughness. They were the last great heavyweight title fights of our time. And nothing Lewis did in the ring measures up."
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:16 AM   #18
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Manny failed to mention lewis has got the biggest **** thats ever been in his mouth. True story .... word
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:54 PM   #19
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The funny thing about Steward is all he really does is fine tune the fundamentals but in doing so he exposes how bad 98% of boxers are with their timing, range, balance, footwork, punching technique etc

Ultimately a roast isn't complete without gravy. Likewise, Lewis isn't the best he can be without Emmanuel.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:35 PM   #20
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I thought Lewis didn't Drink
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