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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, 10:44 PM   #31
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He almost fell into the ref trying to take a step forward. Correct stoppage.
Yep. He was still on wobbly legs and stumbling.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #32
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As champion I think he should have been given a chance to continue, but it wasn't a terribly bad stoppage.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #33
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As champion I think he should have been given a chance to continue, but it wasn't a terribly bad stoppage.

I can understand this sentiment, but my own feelings, the champ and challengers, or any fighter, should be judged the same. Same goes with the "he has to TAKE the belt" logic. Playing field and rules should be the same no matter who you are. Not like champs or highly popular fighters don't get the extra home cooking or benefit of the doubt at times anyway. Of course, I was a big Atomic bull fan back then (well, still am), so I COULD be a tad biased....nah, can't be.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #34
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I can understand this sentiment, but my own feelings, the champ and challengers, or any fighter, should be judged the same. Same goes with the "he has to TAKE the belt" logic. Playing field and rules should be the same no matter who you are. Not like champs or highly popular fighters don't get the extra home cooking or benefit of the doubt at times anyway. Of course, I was a big Atomic bull fan back then (well, still am), so I COULD be a tad biased....nah, can't be.
I should have phrased it differently because I agree with your post completely. I think a chance to see if he could have recovered was warranted. He was hurt, but many fighters have been hurt worse and come back. Still not a bad stoppage though.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #35
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More bad than good.

Lewis head was clear, his legs were a bit gone, bit like Khan but he could have regained them.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #36
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Lewis might not have been up for much more, but I think he deserved a chance to keep going and have a shot to come back.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:10 AM   #37
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BS stoppage.
Boxing fighters are supposed to get hurt. Lewis was wobbly but answered the count, had his gloves up and wanted to continue.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:43 AM   #38
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I think Lennox has the most disgraceful chin of all the HW champions.
Patterson comes to my mind.

Tommy Morrison too.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #39
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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.
What does "would of" mean?
Crazy Brittards and Amerifats who don't get their own grammar right.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #40
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Lewis was done, clearly disoriented and broken ...

He wasn't coming back from that

He really had a fragile jaw ... never seen any supposed ATG heavyweight champion put down like that from a single punch

and this guy is supposed to be able to survive prime Tyson, possibly the most devastating puncher in history with unparalleled power, accuracy and velocity on his punches?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:14 AM   #41
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yes yes.. excellent fight and stoppage, i'm glad we are discussing it.. this possible example of why Bert Sugar left Lennox out of his top 100 greatest (although he was an honorable mention)
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:23 AM   #42
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TKO2

More proof Lewis is not top 10 ATG

In his defense this is before lewis was gassed up on GH and st-erods.
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