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Old 02-08-2013, 03:32 AM   #31
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Lewis dropped some bombs on Tua in the first couple of rounds but when he realised he couldn't hurt him he sat back and boxed to a one sided decision.

For me it was Lewis most boring fight. So yes it's a boring fight, much like the average Wlad performance. A one sided fight where the bigger and superior fighter boxed and didn't push for the KO.

This was an aberration. Luckily we also had the fights against Ruddock, Mercer, Briggs, Golota, Vitali etc that were much more entertaining.
Lewis v Tua the most boring?

You've obviously forgotten Lewis v Akinwande
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:42 AM   #32
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Very boring awful fight.

6'6" 85" reach Lewis played patty cake for 12 rounds with 5'9" 66" reach fat slob Tua.
His weight actually played a bigger role in the performance than many are willing to admit. He was always much, MUCH more effective at around 225. That said, those lead right hands from Lewis would have landed on any version of Tua.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:00 AM   #33
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He did what he had to do and made a decent and dangerous opponent look shite. He also ended the fight looking fresh as ****. Another top win chalked up on the road to legendary status.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:16 AM   #34
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A silent pact was made between the fighters within the first couple of minutes of the fight. "I wont hurt you if you dont hurt me!"

Absolutely a disgrace of a Heavyweight championship fight considering it had the makings to be a dragout shootout fight of epic proportion.

Tua simply cant box a lick, what was disgraceful the most was the Heavyweight champion agreeing to such a pact!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:21 AM   #35
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Would've, should've, could've.

He didn't

The only thing Wlad did was dancing with the stars against Corrie Sanders

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At least he didn't dance with the stars against a skinny cruiserweight, ya know?
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:44 AM   #36
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Tua would have ****ed Wlad up.

The cold FACT is...... Wlad wasn't the half the fighter Lewis was. Neither Klit sister was.

The bigger, better brother lost to fat, unmotivated, washed up Lewis.

Prime Lewis would have wiped his ass with either one of the Klit sisters, and I don't see how anybody could debate otherwise.
You can't see otherwise because you're not a boxing fan, but just a boxing hater;
the cold FACT is... Lennoz wasn't at the level of Wladimir, like Steward himself said various times; Lennox's resume is not at Wlad one's levels, and lennox never faced anyone with the combination of speed/power/mobility Haye has;
Anyway, Lennox WAS strong, but mainly he outreached/outweighted his opponents and used his power to control the fight, nothing else; some of his fights are what can be called deadly boring, for a non-fan, but i would still watch them, because even a slow, short Tua could have taken down Lennox in any moment, and that makes Heavyweights fights exciting.
If you don't like Lennox style, go watch middleweights and their flashing speeds; at heavyweights, counts the power and the ability to control the fight; and this is what lennox did against Tua, and against Tyson for what matter.
By the way, for his own admission, Vitali is not the stronger between the two brothers, and this is enough clear in a lot of small things.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:36 AM   #37
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The story goes that Tua is wearing a lava-lava in the promo instead of trunks to hide a prominent gut he had by that stage of his career. He hadn't gone beyond three rounds for almost two years before that fight - as he was holding his mandatory challenger spot and not wanting to risk it. That's what I remember anyway.

We didn't see the best Tua that evening by a long shot - this is the game where some times you only get one shot though.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:10 AM   #38
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Tua was good for what he was, don't get me wrong, but he's not exactly a guy you think of when you hear "boxing technique". He had ferocious power and a great LH, but the guy was there to be hit, there wasn't a LOT to figure out.

When Tua and Lennox squared off I was very disappointed. Tua took almost no risks in what was his best shot at being champ, and Lennox...

Lennox was content to jab a timid 5'10" slow footed Tua for 36 minutes. It's no wonder Lewis received so much criticism for this fight from the boxing world. Jab-jab-retreat was not what fans were expecting when the fight was signed. Is it possible Lewis was aware of Tua's chin and didn't even want to TRY to lay down some power shots?

If you're introducing someone to boxing be sure to NOT show them this fight.
it was a boxing lesson showed by lewis. if you look for fights non showable to people then wlad-ibragimov takes the price. wlads cowardly show that night cost him the american audience, disgracefull showing from a hw champion.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:12 AM   #39
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Very boring, I'd love Tua to have landed a flush left hook and sent Lewis reeling across the ring only for Tua to jump on him and totally destroy him.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:13 AM   #40
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One of the three shittiest fights in the history of boxing.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #41
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It was exciting until it wasn't.

Seriously though, you just kept waiting for one of Tua's perfect monster left hooks to come crashing home just right to Lewis' chin and it just never happened. Completely anti-climactic.


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Lewis v Tua the most boring?

You've obviously forgotten Lewis v Akinwande

Haha, Huggin' Henry!! All he wanted was a snuggle!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #42
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I thought it was a decent fight. Tua had me worried for Lennox but Lennox completely schooled him, he hurt Tua a few times too and Tua chickened out the rest of the fight IMO
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #43
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Wlad would've dropped some nasty 1-2's on Tua when he plodded forward with no head movement. Lewis did nothing.

Is it possible he was scared? He had already been brutally KO'd at that point in his career.
Tua would have John Ruized Wlad
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #44
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Tua just can't deal with jabs and decent movement. Rahman was absolutely schooling him until the KO shot landed (after the bell even)
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:31 AM   #45
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Outside his loss to Ibeabuchi, who beat Tua at his own game, the blueprint on how to defuse Tua
has always been there.

A 10-1 Maskaev was even terms until being stopped in the final round, the great Jeff Wooden couldn't miss Tua with his jab and Tua only scraped by with a MD. Rahman was winning their first fight until being hit after the bell and Rahman should have won the rematch despite coming in looking like a black sumo.
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