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View Poll Results: Who was the best?
Joe Calzaghe 14 18.42%
Lennox Lewis 62 81.58%
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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Default Joe Calzaghe or Lennox Lewis?

A lot of casual fans (and even some pundits) are proclaiming Calzaghe as the greatest British boxer ever (or post-war). Some are biased against Lewis as not being totally British.

This poll isn't who is the greatest Brit, but who was the best in their careers between Joe Calzaghe and Lennox Lewis.

(dunno why i have so few posts now, had about 100 before)
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:25 AM   #2
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none of them are britains greatest..... jimmy wilde is.
out of those two i would have to go with calzaghe by close call,undefeated pushes me.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:28 AM   #3
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Fan of both! but pick Lewis as #1
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:31 AM   #4
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Lennox Lewis, by a distance.

Lennox has a better resume, and a better legacy.

Calzaghe has a '0'.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: Joe Calzaghe or Lennox Lewis?

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A lot of casual fans are proclaiming Calzaghe as the greatest British boxer ever (or post-war). Some are biased against Lewis as not being totally British.

This poll isn't who is the greatest Brit, but who was the best in their careers between Joe Calzaghe and Lennox Lewis.

(dunno why i have so few posts now, had about 100 before)
b/c its the same shit over and over.

Lewis is. and he'll get the most votes as usual.

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Old 02-06-2009, 05:35 AM   #6
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Lewis...not even close really
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:38 AM   #7
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b/c its the same shit over and over.

Lewis is. and he'll get the most votes as usual.

what you mean the same shit?

I know Lewis should get the vote, but I keep hearing top UK pundits like Bunce and McGuigan and fighters like Hatton going on about how he's the best ever so I wanted to see hot many knowledgeable fans actually thought so. Even though some people seem to think it, they're not publicly voting as such.
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what you mean the same shit?

I know Lewis should get the vote, but I keep hearing top UK pundits like Bunce and McGuigan and fighters like Hatton going on about how he's the best ever so I wanted to see hot many knowledgeable fans actually thought so. Even though some people seem to think it, they're not publicly voting as such.
no disrespect to your thread champ.

its just i came across hundreds of "lewis or joe" threads and the majority of the polls always tilt towards LL.

anyway, my vote = lewis
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Lennox Lewis
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lewis.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:57 AM   #11
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Wilde







Lennox



Calzaghe

Note..And thats not to say that others go in between those names..I just wanted to point out whos greater and try and give an idea of the margin between them. Wilde is the greatest..Lennox is a bit greater than Joe.

Guys like Ted Lewis, Jim Driscoll, Jack Berg..even Owen Moran could be argued over at least Joe IMO. And of course Fitzsimmons if you consider him a Brit.

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Old 02-06-2009, 06:30 AM   #13
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Lewis best British boxer of all time imo. Calzaghe top five-ish.

Brits were lucky enough to have these two and Hamed broadly crossover, all of whom should be dead certs for the HoF, even under more rigorous selection criteria than is presently employed. I don't think we've ever been in that situation before, and I doubt we'll be in it again.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:36 AM   #14
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Lewis wins this one based on amateur success, I usually rate amateur results pretty high. In the pros, and while I like Lennox and his achievements, I think in 10 years or so, looking back, I might have people agreeing with me that Calzaghe's run was better. But like I said, Lennox started his pro career with a huge achievement already in his bag, so he should be ranked higher, and I don't see that changing in time.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:37 AM   #15
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Lewis

I'd give Lewis a great chance against any HW in history.
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