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Old 08-12-2009, 09:34 AM   #16
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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.
DQ'ed for holding and hitting? When has that even ever happened in boxing history?

Anyway Lennox had 1 of the most effective damaging uppercuts in HW history alongside Tyson.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:40 PM   #17
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I like Foreman's a lot.

Liston has a pretty nice one too for the ones that weren't mentioned.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:16 PM   #18
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Jack Johnson... brought people onto that punch so well...

And Tyson's double uppercut through the guard was tasty as well.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:37 PM   #19
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DQ'ed for holding and hitting? When has that even ever happened in boxing history?

Anyway Lennox had 1 of the most effective damaging uppercuts in HW history alongside Tyson.
Watch the end sequence of this and let me know if this isnt dispicable.

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Old 08-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #20
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Watch the end sequence of this and let me know if this isnt dispicable.

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I dont know if I'd say "despicable", but it did look like Lewis did the same foul once after he was warned. But Bruno was exactly 100% fighting clean in that fight, not that that excuses it.

I think Lewis-Grant was far more severe case of fouling, gratuitously. Twice Grant is knocked down by blatant and brutal fouls. Including the final one.

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Old 08-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #21
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Nah he's just using his hands to manouver his man for a money shot, pretty similar to what Tyson used to do and plenty of other top fighters

Like Ricky Hatton says 'its not a tickling contest'
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:55 PM   #22
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You mean he was using one hand as a tee and the other as a baseball bat? That was pretty bad.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:00 PM   #23
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The Grant fights looks worse every time I see it.
Left hand is for holding, right hand is for hitting. Lennox ruined him.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:05 PM   #24
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At heavyweight?

Arguably. I like Johnson though. Juan Manuel Marquez has a better uppercut than Lewis!
Nah, put them both in a ring throwing only uppercuts, Lewis Ko1
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:29 PM   #25
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Lewis didn't quite hit as hard there then in years later.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:32 PM   #26
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Lewis didn't quite hit as hard there then in years later.
I dont know about that. He scored some of his best KOs in the early 90s. I'd rate his power punch in the Ruddock fight as up there with what he did to Rahman.
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I dont know about that. He scored some of his best KOs in the early 90s. I'd rate his power punch in the Ruddock fight as up there with what he did to Rahman.
Ruddock was a little damaged by Tyson. You don't think the 10-15 lbs of muscle and growing into his body with the new Stewart in his corner helped Lewis hit harder? I know he improved balance and such, but I believe his right was a bit more nasty in the mid to late 90's rather than early 90's.
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Ernie Shavers, surely?
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:57 PM   #29
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You mean he was using one hand as a tee and the other as a baseball bat? That was pretty bad.
Its smart flipping the opponents left down with your jabing hand lets you smash them with your right, no point punching gloves. Its something loads of great fighters do
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:05 PM   #30
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One of the best, for sure. He only developed his right uppercut under tutelage of Steward in '96 and used it thoroughly and successfully throughout the remainder of his career. Watch the second round of the McCall rematch, he literally lifts him off the floor as Oliver bull rushes in. Of course, McCall being McCall he shook it off with an emotionless expression.
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