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View Poll Results: Bowe vs Lewis
Bowe in 93 55 46.61%
Lewis in 93 46 38.98%
Primes Lewis 59 50.00%
Primes Bowe 17 14.41%
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #181
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Default Re: Riddick Bowe vs Lennox Lewis in 1993?

I'm pretty sure Lewis wins if the fight is in 1993.

I'm certain Lewis wins if it's 1995 or after.

Sure would have been a good fight in 1992 or 1993 though. When Bowe was actually training and stuff.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:45 PM   #182
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Default Re: Riddick Bowe vs Lennox Lewis in 1993?

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The answer is that Bowe always got hit too much and that would be a disaster against Lennow who was a monster in big fights when motivated .. I see Lennox by a stoppage earlier than later .. there is a reason Team Bowe threw away a belt rather than fought Lennox ...

Agree 1000%
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #183
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Default Re: Riddick Bowe vs Lennox Lewis in 1993?

Lennox wouldnt be able to stop Bowe, no
matter what. Prime for prime they would
Split some rounds, Bowe may get rocked,
but he will survive Lennoxs bombs. Lennox
Doesnt survive Bowe's best shots. Lennox wasn't
Exactly difficult to hit. I believe Prime Bowe was
quicker and had better balance. If Lennox
manages to outclass Bowe technicaly, unlikely,
Bowe turns it into a brawl and wins by KO. If
Lewis gets outclassed technically, he turns it
into a brawl and gets stopped. Obviously when
Bowe was shot Lennox didnt even reach his prime.
Bowe never got stopped, Lewis got stopped againt
Two glorified journeymen.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #184
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Lennox wouldnt be able to stop Bowe, no
matter what. Prime for prime they would
Split some rounds, Bowe may get rocked,
but he will survive Lennoxs bombs. Lennox
Doesnt survive Bowe's best shots. Lennox wasn't
Exactly difficult to hit. I believe Prime Bowe was
quicker and had better balance. If Lennox
manages to outclass Bowe technicaly, unlikely,
Bowe turns it into a brawl and wins by KO. If
Lewis gets outclassed technically, he turns it
into a brawl and gets stopped. Obviously when
Bowe was shot Lennox didnt even reach his prime.
Bowe never got stopped, Lewis got stopped againt
Two glorified journeymen.
You're delussional. Prime Lewis was quite a bit quicker than Bowe. Just watch them in the Olympics or when Bowe fought Holyfield and Lewis fought Ruddock, lewis was pretty damn fast, especially on his feet.

And of course Lewis would be able to stop Bowe if he connected, same applies to Bowe being able to hurt Lewis. They're superheavyweights and it they land they hurt people.

But it's a hard match-up to evaluate because Holyfield was considerably smaller than Bowe and was content on trading with him. Lewis likely wouldn't fight along those lines, he'd either use try and bliss him like he did in the second round of the olympics and against Golota or Ruddock, or he'd try and keep the fight on the outside. If he did the latter I think he'd win on points, if he did the former, than it's a war and it could go either way. I still think Lewis would pull it off if for know other reason than he's a much more intelligent fighter who was a master at controlling range, and that's a hell of an advantage.

Bowe not getting knocked out doesn't say much considering the level of his opposition. Holyfied was never a knock-out artist and Bowe never really fought the big bangers on the division. And certainly had Golota not been a bit of a metal case he may have KO'd Bowe, he certainly hurt him repeatedly.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #185
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Default Re: Riddick Bowe vs Lennox Lewis in 1993?

[quote=Vanboxingfan;13053739]You're delussional. Prime Lewis was quite a bit quicker than Bowe. Just watch them in the Olympics or when Bowe fought Holyfield and Lewis fought Ruddock, lewis was pretty damn fast, especially on his feet.

And of course Lewis would be able to stop Bowe if he connected, same applies to Bowe being able to hurt Lewis. They're superheavyweights and it they land they hurt people.

But it's a hard match-up to evaluate because Holyfield was considerably smaller than Bowe and was content on trading with him. Lewis likely wouldn't fight along those lines, he'd either use try and bliss him like he did in the second round of the olympics and against Golota or Ruddock, or he'd try and keep the fight on the outside. If he did the latter I think he'd win on points, if he did the former, than it's a war and it could go either way. I still think Lewis would pull it off if for know other reason than he's a much more intelligent fighter who was a master at controlling range, and that's a hell of an advantage.

Delussional, bliss? Learn how to spell correctly if youre going to insult
someone. Say what you want about Bowe's resume, Lewis in his
prime struggled with less than elite competition. When did Lewis control
distance against an elite superheavy? This fight winds up in the trenches
on the inside. Lewis a much more intelligent fighter? Keeping your
hands down and bouncing against the ropes into a loaded right hand
is about the dumbest, most careless, action/decision I ve ever seen
in the ring. Bowe would find a way inside, youre underestimating
his heart ans chin. A prime/peak Bowe is not getting outslugged
or outboxed against Lennox, who never faced a superheavy with
above average technical skil. Im done posting the same stuff over
and over. Id love to hear an actual boxer's opinion, which I am not.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:21 PM   #186
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lewis because bowe was scared
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:40 PM   #187
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So let us assume that Bowe does not throw his WBC belt in the trash can and does meet Lennox in 93. Who do you think takes it? You can vote more then once, since I also put in the Primes option, I feel as though Bowe is in his prime here but not Lewis
I essentially agree. In 1993 I think Bowe was still close to his peak and Lennox was a few years away from reaching his.

In 1993 I take Bowe. Prime for prime, I take Lewis.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #188
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Lennox wouldnt be able to stop Bowe, no
matter what.
No matter what? Not even the `88 Olympics?

On a serious note Lewis can stop just about anybody he hit square with that righthand of his.

Ofcourse Bowe could hit too and Lewis would be in trouble if Riddick got him down.

Either man could stop the other.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:52 PM   #189
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I like Lewis no matter what year. The only chance Bowe has to win is if he can take the fight inside, because he was really quite a good inside fighter; terrific uppercuts, especially thrown as a counter, and a real nice, short hook.

Lewis would never engage on the inside though.......and if you look at the Holyfield fights, you see that when Holyfield was controlling the action for the most part when he was jabbing. It's when he fell inside and tried to rumble that Bowe took command. Bowe ate jabs like peanuts, and his own straight right was an ugly, looping thing, leaving him at yet another disadvantage, an odd disadvantage for a man standing 6'5" and weighing 235-245...........He had trouble fighting outside.

I see Lewis' heavy jab controlling and hurting Bowe, and then the rights start following. The end comes a couple rounds after that.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:15 AM   #190
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I see Lewis' heavy jab controlling and hurting Bowe, and then the rights start following. The end comes a couple rounds after that.
I agree with much of what you said. But do you think Lewis really had a heavy jab in `93? Was he snapping that jab the way he would later or was he pawing it and looking to land the right?
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:33 AM   #191
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I agree with much of what you said. But do you think Lewis really had a heavy jab in `93? Was he snapping that jab the way he would later or was he pawing it and looking to land the right?

Hmmm.

Not a bad point. Let's put it this way; I think his jab was going to be as effective as Holyfield's was, if perhaps not the piledriver it later became. From there, his size, strength and far greater power put him at an advantage Holyfield didn't have.
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