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Old 10-22-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
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If Tyson was at his best do u think he could beat Lewis,me n brother just watched Tyson doco on fox n had a good ole fashioned agruement over this,any thoughts,i rekon Lewis got him past his best perhaps....
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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lewis at his top was the best heavy ive seen last 20yrs.......... tysob would always be a punchers chance
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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If Tyson was at his best do u think he could beat Lewis,me n brother just watched Tyson doco on fox n had a good ole fashioned agruement over this,any thoughts,i rekon Lewis got him past his best perhaps....
PERHAPS ? ****in hell Tyson was just a shell when he fought Lewis. I don't give Lewis any credit for his wins over Holyfield or Tyson.

Now peak Tyson who demolished Spinks, Holmes etc etc was a wrecking ball but Lewis had great size, power and a boxing brain. Peak Lewis v peak Tyson is probably 50-50 imo. Hard one to call.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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Tyson would have SMASHED the over cautious, lazy ****d Lewis. 20- 22 y/o old Tyson that is. Anything after is Lewis'.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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prime Tyson destroys prime Lewis IMO with a crippling left hook and Lewis goes down!
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:04 AM   #6
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Prime Lewis beats prime tyson.

Lewis is BIG strong and smart.

Tysons shots wouldnt have landed. Lewis would have kept him away and then grabbed him and manhandled him if it got too close.

Tyson looked small (same weight but height-reach wise) against Holyfield.... Holyfield looked small against Lewis.

Tyson lost some speed, fitness, skill and desire late in his career but I doubt he lost much strength - strength is usually the last to go - and he got bullied like a ***** by lewis. I just dont see Tyson landing shots on a guy half a foot taller than him who is ALSO stronger than him and can man handle him if needed in close.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:16 AM   #7
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Im not a big Tyson fan, but have seen many of his fights. I think that fight could be had 10 times and lewis wins everytime. Tyson struggled to beat fighters that didn't go into the fight **** scared.
Lewis, Holy, Tucker and a couple more. That lewis v tyson is a fav of mine. you can actually see lewis think " **** this guy is only human " then 3 rds later, tyson was gone.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:15 AM   #8
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What an amazing fight that would have been...them both in their primes.
I lean to Lewis in his prime beating Tyson in his prime.
Lewis's size, strength & ring smarts have me favouring him.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:51 AM   #9
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Tyson at his peak would beat Holy and Lewis at their peaks.

He was a savage animal
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:09 PM   #10
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He was a savage animal

This is my take too...

But Tysons peak was very short. so outside of his peak Lewis has the edge.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:33 PM   #11
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This is my take too...

But Tysons peak was very short. so outside of his peak Lewis has the edge.
Outside of his peak I think a few boxers had his measure but they werent beating him at his best
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:21 PM   #12
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Tyson at his peak would beat Holy and Lewis at their peaks.

He was a savage animal
It's really hard to say because Tyson's competition around 1985-1990 was not outstanding although he looked devastating. I just don't see him wiping the floor with prime Holyfield and Lewis.
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Im not a big Tyson fan, but have seen many of his fights. I think that fight could be had 10 times and lewis wins everytime. Tyson struggled to beat fighters that didn't go into the fight **** scared.
" **** this guy is only human " then 3 rds later, tyson was gone.
3 rounds later Tyson was gone?
The fight went 8 rounds mate, shows how much you know about boxing
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #14
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He was a savage animal
Tend to agree.
Not too many would have beaten Tyson at his peak.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:25 PM   #15
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Tyson at his peak would beat Holy and Lewis at their peaks.

He was a savage animal
1996 / 1997 Tyson was about 30yrs old, ok he had time in jail but made a successful comeback and won the title back.......... Holyfield made him he's ***** around that time.

Holy had the game plan for Tyson in any era.

Lewis was far too big and strong at their peaks. Of course a 20yr old Tyson beats a 20yr old Lewis who obviously matured in later years.
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