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Old 02-27-2010, 02:46 PM   #16
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I thought a lot of Celtic fans hated him..... anyways, he'll always be worshipped here
as he should be yeah with celtic certain guys get a pass (henrik larsson) and certain guys become pariahs
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:56 PM   #17
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I thought a lot of Celtic fans hated him whilst he was there.... even though he won the league every season and did better in the Champions League than O'Neill
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:05 PM   #18
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I thought a lot of Celtic fans hated him whilst he was there.... even though he won the league every season and did better in the Champions League than O'Neill
really? hadn't heard that. i mean i loved the guy. he had a great managerial style, had the ability to set up a techincally sound team and gave Celtic fans a ton of success. Martin O'Neill is the greatest manager of my lifetime, by far, but Gordon was pretty damn good. Just mad that when we didn't win the league he bolted and we're left picking up the pieces
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:34 PM   #19
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I don't think Lewis ever looked better than he did in the Ruddock fight.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #20
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Lewis was spectacular against Ruddock, but the most important fight to his career was the Mercer fight.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #21
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Looked best or best result?

The Tua fight arguably stnds out as a picture perfect performence.

His best win is another matter.

Most people would say the Holyfield rematch but what about the Klitschko fight?

Consider that nobody can win a round against this guy today, and an old fat Lewis beat the snot out of him.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:18 PM   #22
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Looked best or best result?

The Tua fight arguably stnds out as a picture perfect performence.
Yeah I think the Tua fight is one of,if not his best technical performance.


The most enjoyable for me personally is probably between Rahman II, Ruddock or Klitschko.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:19 PM   #23
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Yeah I think the Tua fight is one of,if not his best technical performance.


The most enjoyable for me personally is probably between Rahman II, Ruddock or Klitschko.
rahman 2 was probably the most motivated and bloodthirsty lewis ever
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:04 PM   #24
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rahman 2 was probably the most motivated and bloodthirsty lewis ever
Yeah, and the KO is still one of my favorites!
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:06 PM   #25
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Yeah, and the KO is still one of my favorites!
the loudest punch i've ever heard i think
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:21 PM   #26
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I don't think Lewis ever looked better than he did in the Ruddock fight.
On an unrelated subject, that is an awesome picture of Ali in your avatar. Every inch of his body is absolutely well defined.. He was an unbelievable athletic specimen in his prime.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:07 PM   #27
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That fight against Ruddock was Lewis at his best - he was a much better fighter then in my opinion - so much lighter and quicker - he moved like a basketball player when he was 16 stone 3, instead of the lumberous 17 and half stone beefcake he became later - back then he was slim trim and venomous, he had spring, snap, and something to prove and that first right hand that put Razor down was the best punch he ever threw in my opinion. Nuff Respect Lennox Level Vibes
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:44 PM   #28
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Agree with nearly everything on here, very difficult to pick a best performance but i would go with Morrison. As mentioned earlier it was the perfect combination of the young punching Lennox with Steward inspired boxer of his later years. I agree that Lewis was at his peak that night against Morrison.

Very difficult to pick though, Tua was a technical masterclass so that along with Ruddock & Rahman 2 get honourable mentions from me.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #29
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Agreed.

Not only as good as any performance he ever had, but in probably his biggest fight pre-Holyfield.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:11 AM   #30
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I think the Morrison fight is a good pick, for the technique he displayed and clinical dissection. But Morrison I dont think had the tools to really ever be much of potential threat to Lewis, beyond a one-punch puncher's chance.
With Ruddock it could have been very different had Lewis allowed Razor to impose himself, and the way Lewis took advantage of openings and imposed himself upon Ruddock - in the face of a very large and equally matched and dangerous adversary - was superb.

The Tua fight is a good win and I cant fault Lewis, but Tua lacked the reach and lacked the intensity, he had no realistic strategy and didn't adapt and more or less gave up. Lewis was very dull for long periods in that fight, just doing what it took to win safely - which was the sensible option (and Tua's fault for not pressuring and not having the know-how) - but it wasn't a "great" performance from Lewis.
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