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Old 06-27-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default lennox lewis is the best heavyweight ever!

i'm not even a big fan of lewis, i am a tyson fan but who can argue with a resume like this:

mike tyson
evander holyfield
vitali klitschko
frank bruno
oliver mccall
hasim rahman
david tua
michael grant
francois botha
shannon briggs
andrew golota
tommy morrison
ray mercer
razor ruddock
tony tucker
henry akiwande

show me a fighter with a better resume than this

he has faced and beaten everyone who is anyone in his division at his time.

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Old 06-27-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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yeah its crazy

people say he fought in a weak era but he beat some very good fighters
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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show me a fighter with a bette resume than this
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:33 PM   #4
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i was going to say he had a great resume

but his level of opposition is nothing compared to ali
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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So thats where hulk hogan got his famous point from!
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:41 PM   #6
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Default Re: lennox lewis is the best heavyweight ever!

I really liked Lennox and he belongs at or near the top of any Heavyweight list.
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:41 PM   #7
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Default Re: lennox lewis is the best heavyweight ever!

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Originally Posted by Relentless
i'm not even a big fan of lewis, i am a tyson fan but who can argue with a resume like this:

mike tyson
evander holyfield
vitali klitschko
frank bruno
oliver mccall
hasim rahman
david tua
michael grant
francois botha
shannon briggs
andrew golota
tommy morrison
ray mercer
razor ruddock
tony tucker
henry akiwande

show me a fighter with a better resume than this

he has faced and beaten everyone who is anyone in his division at his time.


Itīs a pitty that he canīt add Moore, Liston, Patterson, Cooper, Williams, Chuvalo, Quarry, Bonavena, Frazier, Norton and Foreman to that list!
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:00 PM   #8
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Lennox Lewis is indeed the best heavyweight ever. Beat every man he's ever faced and fought in an era of big powerful fighters.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:08 PM   #9
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Default Re: lennox lewis is the best heavyweight ever!

Lennox was a tremendous fighter, but not the G.O.A.T, no way!
Ali would have made him look clumsy, Louis would have knocked him out, as would Tyson at his peak, and Liston too.

People look at Liston v Ali, and forget how good he was before that, with an excellent jab, and if Bruno, Mercer etc can establish their jabs v Lewis, Liston does, then knocks Lewis out.

Joe Louis was such a brilliant puncher, I think he KO's Lennox, and Peak Tyson is too fast and agressive IMO.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:35 PM   #10
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Default Re: lennox lewis is the best heavyweight ever!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Relentless
i'm not even a big fan of lewis, i am a tyson fan but who can argue with a resume like this:

mike tyson
evander holyfield
vitali klitschko
frank bruno
oliver mccall
hasim rahman
david tua
michael grant
francois botha
shannon briggs
andrew golota
tommy morrison
ray mercer
razor ruddock
tony tucker
henry akiwande

show me a fighter with a better resume than this

he has faced and beaten everyone who is anyone in his division at his time.
Good to see you appreciating the greatest heavyweight of the past third of a century!

You do overstate the case slightly.

Ali and Louis were both better (i.e. They would beat him MOST of the time)

MAYBE Foreman too (1973 version).

But no-one else.

As your post points out, his resume is outstanding, he beat every man he ever faced. I concede that he has two blemishes on his great career but he AVENGED both losses in spades. He moved very well for such a big man and he had one punch KO power.

His legacy is diminished by many jingoistic American fans (He wasn't American.)

He is the greatest ever non-American heavyweight and third (or maybe fourth) on my alltime heavyweight list.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:04 PM   #11
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Good to see you appreciating the greatest heavyweight of the past third of a century!

You do overstate the case slightly.

Ali and Louis were both better (i.e. They would beat him MOST of the time)

MAYBE Foreman too (1973 version).

But no-one else.

As your post points out, his resume is outstanding, he beat every man he ever faced. I concede that he has two blemishes on his great career but he AVENGED both losses in spades. He moved very well for such a big man and he had one punch KO power.

His legacy is diminished by many jingoistic American fans (He wasn't American.)

He is the greatest ever non-American heavyweight and third (or maybe fourth) on my alltime heavyweight list.
A prime tyson is better then lewis. He would ko Lewis after a few rounds. In terms of accomplishments, tyson unified a sprawled out division with many pretenders, good fighter but not great. he quickly set things straight but also kept the fans happy because he fights were some of the most exciting fights ever even if they were against nobodys. People say tyson never beat anyone great. he beat an aged but still game larry holmes easily. He beat spinks no problem. Spinks wouldve cleaned up 2days division imo also. The tyson that fought holyfield and lewis wasnt the same tyson who destroyed spinks, it wasnt even the same guy who lost to douglas. Its only specualtion but i think tyson wouldve beat both holyfield and lewis in his prime. IMO Tyson is better than Lewis but none the less Lewis is in my top ten heavyweights
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:10 PM   #12
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Lennox is top 15 at best. He wouldn't beat Liston, Foreman, Frazier, or Ali and about 10 other prime 60's/70's fighters. I'd give Jerry Quarry a shot at beating him too.

Ray Mercer should have beat him as well, I thought Ray did plenty enough in that fight to get the win.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:22 PM   #13
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Default Re: lennox lewis is the best heavyweight ever!

Top 15 at best? wow how can you place a guy that far back with one of the best resumes and defeated every man in front of him. And then say All those guys would have beat him? better get off the crack pipe. I assume your biased because he's not american.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:54 PM   #14
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Default Re: lennox lewis is the best heavyweight ever!

.....not even close..he is a good heavyweight.....borderin on great...heavyweight....

the fact he waited ........13...to..15..years..to fight tyson....

2003 tyson isnt 1988-90..tyson..he knows it...you know it...i know it...

same could be said about ...if he woulda fought holyfield in the early 90's instead of later....

none the less lewis is...good...maybe ,,even great..but the best..noway...

early tyson..... best heavy in his prime....

ali...... best overall...heavy....

jack johnson.....with what he had to go thru to even get a title shot.....

shows more perseverance...than most all the heavy's combined.....

just an opinion....
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:05 PM   #15
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...is annoying...I'm sorry....it just is...don't know why....thought I was reading...Morse..Code...sorry...had to say...so

I currently rate Lewis 7th all time. I think that Foreman barely edges him, but that has a lot to do with the length of his career. Marciano gets him with his perfect record, and I think Lewis beats him head to head. Holmes I think beats him head to head; 2nd all time heavyweight with defenses, 2nd all time years reigning as heavyweight champ, 8 people to at some point hold world titles defeated, and his 48-0 record before losing is good. Johnson had to really prove he was the best of both worlds in the racist era he fought in. Louis' record of consecutive title defenses keeps him ahead. Ali proved he was the greatest with his style, ability, and list of opponents.
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