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Old 10-08-2009, 03:57 AM   #16
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:18 AM   #17
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I dont see this as an easy win for Lewis at all.

Norton was a very good fighter, I dont see why he's getting so little respect.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:42 AM   #18
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i am not saying norton is bad fighter i have him in my top 20 atg heavys but lewis is not a good match up for norton. in my opinion it would be like foreman vs norton but with the difference that lewis is way more skilled then foreman. and has also better defense. so instead of a punch a time norton would be on the receiving end of various combinations.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:49 AM   #19
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i am not saying norton is bad fighter i have him in my top 20 atg heavys but lewis is not a good match up for norton. in my opinion it would be like foreman vs norton but with the difference that lewis is way more skilled then foreman. and has also better defense. so instead of a punch a time norton would be on the receiving end of various combinations.
Lewis was not Foreman though. Foreman was a reckless bully.
Foreman probably would have taken Frank Bruno out in a round or two.
But Bruno gave Lewis a tough fight.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:07 AM   #20
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Before you go with the old Ken Norton had a bad chin rap let me say this again. Lewis was knocked out 2 times by 1 punch by lesser puncher than the ones who knocked out Norton and Norton was never knocked out by 1 punch.
Stop right there! The thread clearly says 'Lewis at his best'... Lewis WAS NOT at his best vs Rahman. He took the fight lightly and was playing stupid until he got clocked (which served him right in my opinion).
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:08 AM   #21
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Primadonna lick my balls and your mom is easy but nobody is talking about that though. Lol wait you are another european. You dont have a clue about boxing. Go drink your tea and be lucky the good ole USA considers you a ally.
You must admit,Chris,that Lennox is,by far the best heavyweight to have come from this side of the pond. Him and Evander Holyfield were easily the best heavies of the 90's.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:14 AM   #22
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Although Lewis is a different man stylistically than the men who stopped Norton, I still think this is a bad matchup. Lennox had the right blend of size, power and boxing ability to really take advantage of Norton's durability issues. I see a stoppage or KO sometime before round 5.
This is it. All a question of styles. Ken Norton would have done better against certain types of boxer than Lennox would have. An Ali or a Holmes would have found Lewis less of a struggle than they did Norton,yet Lennox had the physical equipment to poleaxe Ken,while Muhammad or Holmes did n't. This is one reason why we find boxing so fascinating.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:21 AM   #23
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Norton and his chin were far more like Bruno that like Wlad. I think Norton has a shot if he uses his very hard and fast jab to keep Lennox off him. Norton definately hits hard enough to take Lennox out. I definately favor Lennox who showed me that when focused and prepared he is an all time great.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:29 AM   #24
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Anyway Lewis wasn't a quick starter normally and for the most part his stamina was crap. If Lewis didn't manage to catch Norton early I think Norton would win the decision of by late KO.
As if Lewis isn't going to start fast vs a Norton. He completely blew the likes of Ruddock, Golota and others away after hurting them early. Rest assured Norton will be hurt early. Ko in 1 or 2 rounds.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:40 AM   #25
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Lennox KO early if he wants to
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:27 AM   #26
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I think it would look a lot like Lewis vs Botha: Norton trying to score off the backfoot, but hurt badly when Lewis opens up, with the end not dissimilar to said fight.
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Having just watched Foreman-Norton, I'd say, yes, Lewis could finish it quick. Foreman really didn't need to do anything that Lewis wouldn't do to break Norton there.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:03 AM   #28
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Before you go with the old Ken Norton had a bad chin rap let me say this again. Lewis was knocked out 2 times by 1 punch by lesser puncher than the ones who knocked out Norton and Norton was never knocked out by 1 punch. 3 of the people who knocked Norton out were considered to be among the hardest punchers in the history of the heavyweight division. 2 of the 4 knock outs Norton recieved were when he was past his prime.

Anyway Lewis wasn't a quick starter normally and for the most part his stamina was crap. If Lewis didnt manage to catch Norton early I think Norton would win the decision of by late KO.
The difference is LEnnox beat countless punchers, Norton didnt beat anyone with serious KO power
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:58 AM   #29
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lewis wins either a close decision in a long boring fight or stops norton.
simple , no ?
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:28 AM   #30
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Stop right there! The thread clearly says 'Lewis at his best'... Lewis WAS NOT at his best vs Rahman. He took the fight lightly and was playing stupid until he got clocked (which served him right in my opinion).
Good call. The thread starter owned himself.
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