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Old 05-20-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Did Lennox Lewis have the best uppercut ever?

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Old 05-20-2009, 10:28 AM   #2
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Ever? I would say no. But he had a very good one for sure. Right up there with Tyson.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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No. Simple answer.
Out of the heavyweight Champs, I would rate Johnson and Holmes uppercuts as definitely superior.Other possibles Foreman,Louis.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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No. Simple answer.
Out of the heavyweight Champs, I would rate Johnson and Holmes uppercuts as definitely superior.Other possibles Foreman,Louis.
Holmes KO of Weaver with his uppercut was incredible, but I don't think it held nearly as much power as Lennox's.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:05 AM   #5
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Default Re: Did Lennox Lewis have the best uppercut ever?

Lewis was a big man 250 plus. Not too many heavyweights even throw an uppercut, but his was effective. Razor Ruddock had one of the best uppercuts for a heavy and almost used it exclusively with a shitty pawing jab and nothing else.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: Did Lennox Lewis have the best uppercut ever?

Riddick Bowe also had a great uppercut.

Foreman and Shavers threw uppercuts with the most power in my opinion. Jack Johnson could throw uppercuts from the clinch like no one else I've ever seen.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #7
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Default Re: Did Lennox Lewis have the best uppercut ever?

At heavyweight?

Arguably. I like Johnson though. Juan Manuel Marquez has a better uppercut than Lewis!
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:16 AM   #8
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Holmes KO of Weaver with his uppercut was incredible, but I don't think it held nearly as much power as Lennox's.
Not as powerful but his uppercut was probably more effective than Lennox Lewis's was. He landed some good ones on Mercer and Shavers.

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Lewis usually threw his while pulling his opponent's neck down. It's technically illegal but very effective.

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Old 05-20-2009, 12:06 PM   #9
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At heavyweight?

Arguably. I like Johnson though. Juan Manuel Marquez has a better uppercut than Lewis!
Marquez has some of the best uppercuts i have ever seen
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:49 PM   #10
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Does Willard rate?
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:52 PM   #11
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Foreman, Tyson and Lewis had great uppercuts. I'm sure I've seen Shavers throwing some tasty ones in his time too.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #12
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Riddick Bowe also had a great uppercut.

Foreman and Shavers threw uppercuts with the most power in my opinion. Jack Johnson could throw uppercuts from the clinch like no one else I've ever seen.
I was going to shout out Riddick Bowe, he has a great one too.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #13
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Not as powerful but his uppercut was probably more effective than Lennox Lewis's was. He landed some good ones on Mercer and Shavers.

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Lewis usually threw his while pulling his opponent's neck down. It's technically illegal but very effective.

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I agree Lewis was blatantly fouling the way he did it sometimes. Watch the Bruno fight its a joke. He should have been DQ'd for it, as it ended the fight.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:41 AM   #14
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Lennox Lewis certainly perfected that holding-and-hitting uppercut of his. He destroyed Michael Grant with those foul punches. Lennox The Lion was a mean motherf*cker. Loved the rough stuff.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:29 AM   #15
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Default Re: Did Lennox Lewis have the best uppercut ever?

I think Tyson had the best uppercuts, fast, compact, extremely powerful, and he could drop you with both his left and right uppercut.

Lennox had a very powerful uppercut too, but he would sometimes load up on it from a distance, and that can be pretty dangerous.

Earnie Shavers's right uppercut was fantastic, his KO's over Jimmy Ellis and Ken Norton was the cause of the right uppercut.
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