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View Poll Results: 1995 Bowe/Lewis - Who Wins?
BOWE 16 21.62%
LEWIS 58 78.38%
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default 1995 - Bowe/Lewis - Who Wins?

Same question as before but now if the fight happened in 1995.

While I liked Bowe to take the fight in 93, I like Lewis in 95.

Lewis was now hitting his prime, he had Steward, and his jab and defense had improved enough that I think he would outpoint Bowe in 95.

Prediction - Lewis UD - 116-112, 116-112, 115-113

Again I am curious to see how the votes go in this and how they go in 93. I suspect Lewis will take both polls, but that the 93 vote will be closer. We'll see.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1995 - Bowe/Lewis - Who Wins?

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Same question as before but now if the fight happened in 1995.

While I liked Bowe to take the fight in 93, I like Lewis in 95.

Lewis was now hitting his prime, he had Steward, and his jab and defense had improved enough that I think he would outpoint Bowe in 95.

Prediction - Lewis UD - 116-112, 116-112, 115-113

Again I am curious to see how the votes go in this and how they go in 93. I suspect Lewis will take both polls, but that the 93 vote will be closer. We'll see.
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Any version of Lewis beats Bowe.

Bowe was outjabbed by anyone who threw a jab at him and ducked every pucher of the era in an era with alot of punchers.

Bowe also had NO defense and could be hit at will this bodes bad against a puncher like Lewis .
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1995 - Bowe/Lewis - Who Wins?

Not a points win, no way in hell...this is not a fight where either Bowe or Lewis are going to be holding back or fight tactical.

Expect it to be very brutal, hard-hitting and not particularly skillful.
And Lewis knocks him cold within 7 rounds.
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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lewis ko's bowe in 7
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:04 PM   #5
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Conditioned thus: Eddie Futch in Bowe's corner and Bowe comes in healthy at around 235. Bowe makes Lewis look amateurish on the way to a big win with a couple of scares because of his willingness to jam.

Bowe was a perfect heavyweight specimen -big, strong, fast, with timing and rythym, and the single best skillset I have ever seen on a man over 6'4.

So there is one vote for Bowe. Mine. But Bowe bests Lewis on the most important factor -skill. He was also faster than Lewis. He had a far better chin than Lewis. And I'd rather Futch in my corner over anyone, anytime.

Best for best? Bowe. I have no doubt about it at all.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:07 PM   #6
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Bowes too far gone by 95'... This is right before Golota dismantled him twice and Herbie had him out on his feet.

But if Bowe's in peak condition with a good corner man... Yeah, the fight could definitely go either way.

But as things were... Lewis.

Oh, anyone hear that Bowe has a fight scheduled for later this month? Guys only 40 this year... Who knows.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:47 PM   #7
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Lewis
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:15 PM   #8
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Not a points win, no way in hell...this is not a fight where either Bowe or Lewis are going to be holding back or fight tactical.

Expect it to be very brutal, hard-hitting and not particularly skillful.
And Lewis knocks him cold within 7 rounds.
You beat me to it. Although I was contemplating a 6th round stoppage in a fairly one sided fight.

In 1993 I think Bowe takes it. Lewis was still green, and Bowe IMO was in better condition all around. In 1995 Lewis had developed, no longer as rough around the edges and with Stewart in his corner he was a tactically superior fighter.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:19 PM   #9
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I think both would try to get the other out as quickly as possible. The difference is, I think Lewis has the better defence, better techniqe, more power, and the advantage of a longer reach.

I actually think this would be a surprisingly early fight. Lewis I think was better equipped to start fast and would finish Bowe within three rounds.

Lewis TKO3
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:39 PM   #10
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Lennox's defense is... weird.

Rahman and McCall both tagged him hard enough to get TKO victories over him, and both of those incidents happened years apart, the latter over a supposedly much improved, defense wise, Lewis.

Briggs had no problem landing a lot of hard shots, and only the ropes kept Lewis up at one point.

Tua and Mercer also landed good shots on him.

Hurm.
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I think both would try to get the other out as quickly as possible. The difference is, I think Lewis has the better defence, better techniqe, more power, and the advantage of a longer reach.

I actually think this would be a surprisingly early fight. Lewis I think was better equipped to start fast and would finish Bowe within three rounds.

Lewis TKO3
I know Lewis batters him but 3 rounds? C'mon Give Riddick a little credit here.
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:44 PM   #12
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I know Lewis batters him but 3 rounds? C'mon Give Riddick a little credit here.
Lewis hits harder than anyone Bowe has ever faced, period. If we agree that Lewis has more power and more skill than Golota, we just have to look at what Golota was able to do to Bowe when he planted his feet. In the second round of their second fight, Bowe was falling about like a drunk when he was hurt.

Lewis was EXTREMELY aggressive against big men. He just plain didn't like to be in with them, especially after the McCall experience. I don't think Lewis could ever KO Bowe clean, because Bowe is the kind of fighter than is almost impossible to KO clean, but I think Lewis would make Bowe hit the canvas often enough for a compassionate ref to step in.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:43 AM   #13
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Default Re: 1995 - Bowe/Lewis - Who Wins?

Holyfield nearly KOd '95 Bowe clean with a single left hook...I think Lewis can do it.

But, if we're talking Lewis-Bowe '96, then that would be a shellacking in the order of 3 or 4 rounds.

I think Bowe '95 was a bit better and would last longer. That was really the last year after '92 where he kept himself in reasonable shape (if not '92 shape)
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:41 AM   #14
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Another vote for Lewis. TBH I don't see this going past 3 rounds. Bowe does not have the chin to take the overhand Lewis right and he can't get out of the way of right hands at the best of times. Lewis TKO 3.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:54 PM   #15
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Default Re: 1995 - Bowe/Lewis - Who Wins?

Not surprised at the voting

Lewis carries a 27-2 edge in the 95 fight

Where as the 93 fight, Lewis only edges Bowe 16-14
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