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View Poll Results: Was it a good stoppage?
Yes: Jose Guadalupe Garcia made the right call, Lewis was done 34 66.67%
No: It was a bad stoppage, Lewis could have continued 17 33.33%
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #16
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It was a premature stoppage that saved Lewis from a far more brutal knockout loss.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #17
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Dont think it was a terrible stoppage but Larry Holmes was in worse shape when he was floored by shavers and snipes..
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #18
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I think there was a slight chance of him recovering but if he took another shot in that round he'd be out cold.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #19
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shit stoppage. heavyweight title fight, undefeated champion and it was stopped because "he wasnt steady?" ****ing morons
This.

If you think it was a good stoppage, you need to stop watching boxing forever.

Would he have been beaten anyway? Most likely, but an undefeated heavyweight champion on his feet should have absolutely been allowed to continue.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:48 PM   #20
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Lennox folded up like a deck chair.

A lot of injury and deaths around boxing at the time.
Good stoppage.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #21
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Yes it was a fair stoppage. But most of the men Lewis is compared to would have been allowed to continue - Louis, Liston, Johnson, Ali, they all would have got a chance to defend their title. Changing Lanes works both ways.

So yes it was fair, but the facts must be recognised.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #22
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Yes it was a fair stoppage. But most of the men Lewis is compared to would have been allowed to continue - Louis, Liston, Johnson, Ali, they all would have got a chance to defend their title. Changing Lanes works both ways.

So yes it was fair, but the facts must be recognised.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #23
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yes it was fair.... he wobbled right into the ref....done like dinner
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #24
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This.

If you think it was a good stoppage, you need to stop watching boxing forever.

Would he have been beaten anyway? Most likely, but an undefeated heavyweight champion on his feet should have absolutely been allowed to continue.


no doubt.

i love all the "if" and WOULD OF" factors.
IF McCall hit him again IF
He WOULD OF knocked him out anyway
HE WOULD have seriously hurt him

thank god that ref wasnt calling any arturo gatti fights, he wouldnt be known as the warrior he is now because he would have never been given the chance to come back when on the brink of defeat.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #25
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I think there was a slight chance of him recovering but if he took another shot in that round he'd be out cold.
thats normally a benefit given to champion and even challenger in one of the highest profile fights there is, the heavyweight championship.

it was round 2 and 1 punch. you have to give the champion the benefit of the doubt and give him a chance.... if anyone was around or remembers, it was a don king opponent (mccall) and a ref that was considered a WBC ref and had worked alot of don king cards...it was a shady stoppage.

this is the respect that should have been given to Lewis

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OqUX87c8Ak[/ame]
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #26
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Yes. McCall would've ruined him. Lewis was made out of glass.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #27
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Watched this fight live (not in person though). thought then, and now, it was the right call. Lewis had no legs, and that's one thing the refs look at. that and his eyes, so obviously the ref saw something and made the right call.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #28
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I think this was a premature stoppage. Lewis probably would have been knocked right back down, but the ref denied him the opportunity to try and recover.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #29
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Lewis was not steady. I thought it was a fair decision to stop it.

^ This
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #30
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He almost fell into the ref trying to take a step forward. Correct stoppage.
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