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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, 06:42 AM   #16
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Lewis.No question.

Can't believe BBC's poll.That was bullshit.

Joe has a padded record hence the 0.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:45 AM   #17
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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.
i just wish more people would give amateurs credit
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:51 AM   #18
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i just wish more people would give amateurs credit
It doesn't get the same level of exposure so its understandable
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Lewis

I'd give Lewis a great chance against any HW in history.
Lennox was one of the best, if not the best head to head HW's in history. If not for those 2 blemishes on his record, he might have been the best.
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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)
Lewis, not even close. Far better resume, and a more skilled/effective fighter at his weight than Calzaghe was at his. Calzaghe won on workrate v Hopkins because Hopkins had stamina issues at aged 43, but Hopkins clearly outskilled him. I can't see many heavyweights doing that to a peak Lennox.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:32 AM   #21
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i just wish more people would give amateurs credit

Lewis did all his amateur career in Canada. Even if he was born in UK, he was also Canadian until he turned pro. In fact, he probably still is Canadian. I just don't believe anyone from UK is thanking us for giving you such a champion.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:40 AM   #22
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Calzaghe.

Lewis got beat twice by average fighters and is one of the most overrated boxers on this forum p4p. IMO.
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Lewis, not even close. Far better resume, and a more skilled/effective fighter at his weight than Calzaghe was at his. Calzaghe won on workrate v Hopkins because Hopkins had stamina issues at aged 43, but Hopkins clearly outskilled him. I can't see many heavyweights doing that to a peak Lennox.
I honestly feel that it would and did take more than just stamina/workrate to beat Bernard Hopkins...

If the Hopkins fight had have been a clear UD then he would have gone ahead of Buchanan and into 4th place on my British list

Wilde, Driscoll, Lewis and Buchanan would be ahead of him...but that's hardly a bad thing those guys could box!
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Lewis did all his amateur career in Canada. Even if he was born in UK, he was also Canadian until he turned pro. In fact, he probably still is Canadian. I just don't believe anyone from UK is thanking us for giving you such a champion.
Just remind me where he was born?
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:41 AM   #25
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Calzaghe.

Lewis got beat twice by average fighters and is one of the most overrated boxers on this forum p4p. IMO.
Maybe he is.

Still rates higher than Calzaghe IMO
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Calzaghe.

Lewis got beat twice by average fighters and is one of the most overrated boxers on this forum p4p. IMO.

Both of which he avenged by KO. He then went on to become the undisputed champion in his weight class, holding that distinction for quite some time..Beating majority of the top contender of his day.
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Calzaghe.

Lewis got beat twice by average fighters and is one of the most overrated boxers on this forum p4p. IMO.
Golota and Tua were 2 of his better wins in term of their age and relative peaks, Holyfield was old but nowhere near past it and that tops his list.....the Tyson fight was just the name on his CV by the time they fought. Names like Ruddock, Bruno, Mercer, Morrison are very good but not elite.....the Klitschko win must still wrangle with him cos the fight was so close and not really satisfactory.

All those names must rank Lennox above Calzaghe even though I would rather watch a Calzaghe fight compared to a Lewis fight. Preference can't take more relevance than substance though. Lennox is undoubtedly a legend, whereas Calzaghe's legacy is always questioned.
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Both of which he avenged by KO. He then went on to become the undisputed champion in his weight class, holding that distinction for quite some time..Beating majority of the top contender of his day.
H2H Lewis is up there in the 5-10 heavies mainly to do with the massive size advantage he held over his opponents. But p4p he isn't in the top 5 for me no way.
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H2H Lewis is up there in the 5-10 heavies mainly to do with the massive size advantage he held over his opponents. But p4p he isn't in the top 5 for me no way.
Top 3 for me and many others
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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)
This is so stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupid !!!

Lenox Lewis

Vitali Klitscho
Mike Tyson
Hashim Rahman (1-1)
David Tua
Francois Botha
Holyfield (2x)
Shanon Briggs
Andrew Golota
Oliver McCall (1-1)
Frank Bruno

. . . these are certified big names that Lewis sent into the canvas.

And who does Calzaghe have in his resume?


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