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Old 04-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #46
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They sure knew who he was at the end of 92 when he axed Rudduck in just two rounds. The Razor was coming off two wins post Tyson at the time and still very much in the picture.



My comment still stands under any scenario tho. They very definitely weren't lining up to take him on. They knew he was dangerous too, rest assured.



There's a slight contradiction there as you claimed nobody knew him 91-92.
The point is money is just as much of a factor in making big fights than legacy. Lewis was not a popular fighter in the early 90's. He didnt represent the payday that a Tyson, Bowe, Holyfield, Foreman or even Holmes represented at the time. Thats why Lewis was fighting in ballrooms in his own home country. It took Frank Bruno to make a stadium fight for Lewis. That didnt change the fact he was fighting his way into contention and Ruddock faced him for a mandatory spot. Realistically Lewis didnt become a main event draw like a Holyfield, Tyson or Bowe, until 1997.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #47
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Point accepted mate, but i know you're smart enough to understand the "one trick pony" remark is gonna sound provocative to a nuthugger like me.

Plus you're saying that whenever it's school hols time we can expect different more aggressive type of posts from yourself?
OK Hitler.
Just remember this isn't the general forum

Yeah more hostility and a fair bit of trolling is to be expected for the next ten days or so
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