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Old 10-08-2009, 01:12 PM   #31
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I don't hate Ken Norton to want to put him in, in any hypothetical situation with ANY incarnation of Lennox Lewis, nevermind Lewis at his best.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:42 PM   #32
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Lewis is the likely favourite in this best vs best matchup. I think Norton is being sold a little short here and would make this an interesting contest.

Forget the George Foreman fight. Both of Eddie Futch's men weren't known to have the greatest defenses, although Frazier was much harder to hit because of his head movement. Norton boxed beautifully for the 1st round against George and should have used his jab and head movement. Instead, he kept backpedalling away from George and got caught flat footed in the process. Lennox doesn't have the killer instinct that Foreman had in his first title reign and I doubt he stops Norton inside five. Lewis is still the favourite from a size and stylistic standpoint, but I wouldn't write off Norton that quickly like some have said in this thread. If Kenny lands early, especially to the body and survives the early rounds, he could suprise Lewis over 12 rounds due to the fact that he was always in pretty good condition.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:44 PM   #33
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Not a fan of Lennox are you Chris?
He's not a fan of europeans in general. The mans just a bigot and a **** who's gone on my ignore list.
I wish these window lickers would stick to the general forum and not pollute the classic.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:08 PM   #34
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Lewis is the likely favourite in this best vs best matchup. I think Norton is being sold a little short here and would make this an interesting contest.

Forget the George Foreman fight. Both of Eddie Futch's men weren't known to have the greatest defenses, although Frazier was much harder to hit because of his head movement. Norton boxed beautifully for the 1st round against George and should have used his jab and head movement. Instead, he kept backpedalling away from George and got caught flat footed in the process. Lennox doesn't have the killer instinct that Foreman had in his first title reign and I doubt he stops Norton inside five. Lewis is still the favourite from a size and stylistic standpoint, but I wouldn't write off Norton that quickly like some have said in this thread. If Kenny lands early, especially to the body and survives the early rounds, he could suprise Lewis over 12 rounds due to the fact that he was always in pretty good condition.
The Lennox Lewis of the Ruddock fight would have decapiated Norton..and I say this with no personal rancor for Ken Norton...it's just that he didn't fare too well against big punchers and Lewis was the consumate big puncher.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:16 PM   #35
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He's not a fan of europeans in general. The mans just a bigot and a **** who's gone on my ignore list.
I wish these window lickers would stick to the general forum and not pollute the classic.
A Chris with some sense! Your right mate, the post below just shows what a pathetic moron this guy is. The sad thing is I know most Yanks are pretty decent guys who would never embaress themselves with this ridiculous garbage.

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Primadonna lick my ***** 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.
I've never put anyone on ignore but quite frankly if this is whats in his posts I'm doing the same. Good call.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:16 PM   #36
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I always thought Ken Norton was pretty overrated, if any of the old-time HWs would have trouble with modern ones, he would be one.
Lewis would splatter him
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:28 AM   #37
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I always thought Ken Norton was pretty overrated, if any of the old-time HWs would have trouble with modern ones, he would be one.
Lewis would splatter him
I certainly do n't consider Norton overrated. I'd rank him inside my top 10 of heavyweights over the last forty years.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:32 AM   #38
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A Chris with some sense! Your right mate, the post below just shows what a pathetic moron this guy is. The sad thing is I know most Yanks are pretty decent guys who would never embaress themselves with this ridiculous garbage.



I've never put anyone on ignore but quite frankly if this is whats in his posts I'm doing the same. Good call.
Gut instinct tells me that Mr ****** has seen very few Lewis fights. He's probably basing Lennox's entire career around the McCall and Rahman losses.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:37 AM   #39
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depending on what day it is lewis and ali are 1 and 2 in the heavy rankings
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:43 AM   #40
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Lennox Lewis wouldn't make my top 10, but, yes, he'd likely mash Norton in quick time.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:57 AM   #41
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It could end up being an early round knockout for Lewis, especially if he goes at Norton like he did against Golota and Grant, but he would at times attempt to box cautiously which wouldn't work against Norton.

I pick either an early round KO or a tough, competitive decision win for Lewis.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:57 AM   #42
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Lewis at his best vs Norton at his best = Norton at his back in round 2.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:16 PM   #43
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Norton was a physical specimen who deserves more credit than he seems to be getting. Having said that, I do think that this fight would go the way of Lewis v Ruddock or Golota! If Lewis got a sniff that he could hurt you then he would up the gears and finish you.
As for the yank Chris having a pop at Europeans, he shows the attitude that makes the USA one of the most hated countries in the world. We gave the world this sport. Look at our UK world champions for a country not even a fifth of the size of Texas!!!
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:21 PM   #44
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Primadonna lick my ***** 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.
******, like the USA you have no history and no class and are way more unpopular than you could ever imagine. You gave the world fast food and George Bush. Stop watching the Disney channel and go read about the Marquis of Queensberry or shakepseare small boy.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:15 PM   #45
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Default Re: Lennox Lewis at his best vs Ken Norton at his best

Lewis wasn't the blitzing killer that ****ey and Foreman were, he isn't just going to open up on Norton like they did unless he gets a great wide open look like Golota or Ruddock gave him. Otherwise he won't push the issue and force offense, which could in theory give Norton enough confidence and time to get into his game. Not one to lay on the ropes like Ali, I think Lewis wins a tough split decision behind his long troublesome jab; Norton has some great moments especially in the late rounds.
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