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Old 08-12-2009, 07:06 PM   #31
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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.
I dont think Ruddock's durability was necessarily diminished when he fought Lewis. Look at the punch that put Ruddock down the first time, it was just a big brutal power-packed punch. And there are other examples.
Also, I dont think all that extra weight Lewis carried was muscle. At 225 to 230 pounds he had noticeably more muscular definition that he had when he was 240 - 250, so I think the added weight was mostly body fat.

He might have improved a bit as a fighter in many areas but I think that raw destructive power was one thing that was evident to the same degree all along.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:08 PM   #32
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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
It's smart holding a guy still when you're trying to punch his lights out.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:17 PM   #33
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I dont think Ruddock's durability was necessarily diminished when he fought Lewis. Look at the punch that put Ruddock down the first time, it was just a big brutal power-packed punch. And there are other examples.
Also, I dont think all that extra weight Lewis carried was muscle. At 225 to 230 pounds he had noticeably more muscular definition that he had when he was 240 - 250, so I think the added weight was mostly body fat.

He might have improved a bit as a fighter in many areas but I think that raw destructive power was one thing that was evident to the same degree all along.
just an opinion though.
Yeah, mainly speculative observation at my part.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:37 PM   #34
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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.
Yeah thats when I was convinced even a tranquilizer dart wouldnt drop Mcall.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:04 AM   #35
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Marciano was another guy with great uppercuts and from both hands. Very few heavies have the balance to throw nasty uppercuts with both hands. It's almost always a right uppercut and zero left uppercuts.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #36
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I always felt Mike Tyson had the tightest uppercut.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:04 AM   #37
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Tyson, Lewis, Hamed, Marquez
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:10 AM   #38
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lewis had the meanest cup the head n pull em down into the uppercutty ever ..... all part of the arsenal
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #39
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #40
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Bruno did the same thing against Tyson, and was repeatedly warned for it. Its boxing you know, not tiddly winks.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #41
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Marciano was another guy with great uppercuts and from both hands. Very few heavies have the balance to throw nasty uppercuts with both hands. It's almost always a right uppercut and zero left uppercuts.
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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.
Holmes did it his entire career.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #43
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1. Tyson
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3. Foreman / Johnson
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #45
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no. riddick bowe has a very underated uppercut. in full flow i think it could be the best ever, in terms of all-roundness.
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