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Old 12-01-2012, 09:40 AM   #2596
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It's called a change of mind.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #2597
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lol...He changed his mind right after Vitali destroyed Kirk in 2 rounds
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:47 AM   #2598
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He already beat the guy at his worst when the guy he faced he was at his best.
SO that's why, nothing else to prove. Mission acomplished.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:02 AM   #2599
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He already beat the guy at his worst when the guy he faced he was at his best.
SO that's why, nothing else to prove. Mission acomplished.

Thats what Lennox and some ppl. like to believe.

Dont give us that bullshit that there was nothing else to prove.

Everybody in the boxing world was screaming for the rematch, fans(not britards), boxing experts, writers,promoters, commentators;they all felt that the result didnt reflect the fight...and thats why the huge demand of the rematch.

As a great champion as he was, Lennox left the sport with his tail tucked between his legs...and thats mainly because of his actions and declarations AFTER the fight.

He talked big, saying that he will hurt Vitali badly in the rematch, and the 30mil (fight purse) would be the easiest money earned in his career///but when it came the time to sign the papers he ran into retirement.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:05 AM   #2600
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I'm a big Vitali fan actually he is my fav of the Giants but... TKO6
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #2601
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He already beat the guy at his worst when the guy he faced he was at his best.
SO that's why, nothing else to prove. Mission acomplished.
Aren't you tired of saying nonsense like "he beat the guy at his worst". Lennox was an experienced pro and undisputed Champion. He was well prepared for that fight. Lennox and Steward were talking up Lennox's great training camp and conditioning right after Kirk Johnson pulled out. They were giving a ringside interview to HBO and they said that they wanted to keep that fight date because it was such a great camp, they would hate for it to go to waste.

Guess what? Lewis' great conditioning showed in his fight against Vitali. Had Lewis not been in great shape, he never would have made it out of the second round... and that's reality. Only great conditioning can explain overcoming and battering like he took in that round, and coming back stronger afterward to make a fight of it. Fighters in bad shape can't recover like that.

We all know that if Lennox actually felt that he beat Vitali at his best, while he himself was at his worst... then he would have definitely taken over 25 million for the rematch. We know better than that.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #2602
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why did Lewis promise a rematch and then retire? WHY?

B/C he didnt want to risk ending his career with a devastating loss. Klitshcko had his number. Why risk ending a GOAT type career on an ugly KO loss when he was able to end it on an even uglier T/KO win?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:14 AM   #2603
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A smart move by a Guy who was at the end of his career and had nothing more to prove. He was Undisputed HW Champion beat the two greatest Fighters of his generation. He was at an advanced Boxing age. Win or Lose Klitschko would have been a risk for Lewis. Plus he already beat him
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #2604
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quick poster I just made. Couldn't be bothered to finish it or touch it up.

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #2605
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damn, bit too big. Oh well, all the better to see tko 6
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #2606
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #2607
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Realised his time was up so retired.

It's funny how he will be criticised for this yet he got out at the right time, unlike guys that fight on well past their best and end up losing to fighters that wouldn't get near them at their peak.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #2608
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Because he may have lost the rematch and he wanted to go on a high? Whats wrong with a past it 39 year old man wanting to retire on top by stopping a future HW champ who will go on to be one of the most dominant of his era.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #2609
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Because he may have lost the rematch and he wanted to go on a high? Whats wrong with a past it 39 year old man wanting to retire on top by stopping a future HW champ who will go on to be one of the most dominant of his era.
Lewis was 37, almost as old as Wladimir today
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #2610
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Mom's wishes, Wladimir has gotten better with age....
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