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Old 12-01-2012, 11:24 AM   #2851
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Default Re: I don't get it, why did Lewis promise a rematch and then retire? WHY?

Lewis gets older everytime that this topic is brought up. He went from being 37 when he fought Vitali to being, 38 about a month after the fight... then 39... later on people just started using the old "pushing 40" trick... pretty soon Lewis will have been a senior citizen when he fought Vitali.

Lennox was in his prime, just like Wlad is right now. About the same age too... just as Vitali was around that same age. The bigger heavyweights like those guys have shown to take longer to mature and enter their technical prime much later than smaller fighters.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #2852
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Thats what Lennox and some ppl. like to believe.

Dont give us that bull**** that there was nothing else to prove.

Everybody in the boxing world was screaming for the rematch, fans(not bri****s), boxing experts, writers,promoters, commentators;they all felt that the result didnt reflect the fight...and thats why the huge demand of the rematch.

As a great champion as he was, Lennox left the sport with his tail tucked between his legs...and thats mainly because of his actions and declarations AFTER the fight.

He talked big, saying that he will hurt Vitali badly in the rematch, and the 30mil (fight purse) would be the easiest money earned in his career///but when it came the time to sign the papers he ran into retirement.

Well so what he won against him. He came on strong and tore his face up with sixty stiches and made him unable to continue due to a landed punch.

He did all that at HIS WORST. Now move along.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #2853
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Default Re: I don't get it, why did Lewis promise a rematch and then retire? WHY?

Lennox didn't have the motivation for Vitali.

He wanted to rematch Tyson for another easy payday but that fell apart and Lewis (at the time) didn't think Vitali was adding much to his legacy. In hindsight Vitali IMO is his best win, TKO'ing a legitimate HOFer in his prime in a war.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:28 AM   #2854
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Default Re: I don't get it, why did Lewis promise a rematch and then retire? WHY?

wins by a lucky KO then leaves the HW forever whilst in his prime..
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:47 AM   #2855
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What?Another thread on that eventful fight?
Truly, this fight had moe glamour than the "greatest"
Frazier-Ali confrontations
2 equally talented 250 lb. heayweights going toe-to-toe
like no other fight in history. The rematch would have
silenced all the doubters as Vitali would have punished Lewis
badly and Lewis's Mom knew it.
Lewis was great, but so was Vitali-great,great warriors who feared no one.


This is not "another thread".

This is THE TKO6 thread.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #2856
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Default Re: I don't get it, why did Lewis promise a rematch and then retire? WHY?

I think he realized just how close he was to losing his title

i dont think he wanted to undergo the physical rigors of training anymore and didnt want to fight someone so dangerous

he just got done KO'ing Tyson and everyone was starting to call him great and then he had a rough outing

I think it was a smart move on his part but was disappointing for the fans
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #2857
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Default Re: T.K.O. in 6

Anybody that
a) knows anything about physical sports
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b) is around that age themselves

Knows no sportsman is in their prime at 37 or older. It's impossible.

Especially one that weighs 30 pounds more than 10 years previously.

Wlad is in his prime. He's not far from not being though.
I think he'll be better a bit longer than Lewis because honestly he looks after himself better.
But in your late 30s your reflexes aren't as good. You're not as quick.
Your motivation and drive has probably decreased.

Someone might be able to use experience to compensate for the diminishing physical capability, but they will have slipped physically.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #2858
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Discuss. Why did he screw the fans, he owed it to us IMO. He promised. This is not a tko6 related thread. This is just a question why Lennox quit after saying nothing about retirement.

This could have been an event to really save boxing.

It would have been great
Lewis had been talking about retiring since before Tyson. And when exactly did he use the words "I promise"?

Here's a better question....why did Vittle flat out lie to his fans when he said he'd get his title back after quitting against Byrd and than never even bother trying to make a rematch in spite of both of them being still active and near the top of the top 10?
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #2859
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Charlie Batch is the oldest player in the NFL and he's 38 and a back up quarterback. Why is that if bigger guys hit their primes in their late 30's and early 40's as you've claimed?
now name 1 big HW boxer who got old at age of 30 please.
Look at the modern generation, all of them are 30 something and had like 10-15 fights.

















You going to pull Sam Peter out of your ass however he is probably a lot older then he claims like most Nigerian athletes.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #2860
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Meow? HELLO!!!
Byrd didn't refuse rematch with Vitaly, he just said it's useless since Vitaly was dominating him easily before the injury.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #2861
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now name 1 big HW boxer who got old at age of 30 please.
Look at the modern generation, all of them are 30 something and had like 10-15 fights.





Rid**** Bowe. Now quit stalling and provide some factual evidence. Fighters last longer today because they start later, fight less, which in turn equals less wear and tear.

NEXT!











You going to pull Sam Peter out of your ass however he is probably a lot older then he claims like most Nigerian athletes.
Nice try, but Peter was nothing special from the get go. Only Kli****s like say otherwise.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:34 PM   #2862
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Default Re: Vitali Klitschko has never been knocked down or lost 3 rounds

Price age 29 and had 15 fights, just starting out
Pulev age 31 and 17 fights, also just starting out
Wladimir almost 37 and in his absolute prime now
Vitaly still a champ and almost 42
Helenius age 28 and only 18 fights - a baby by pro boxing terms
Adamek 36 and in prime form
haye is 32 and definetly not old lol
Povetkin 33 and didn't even reach his prime
Glazkov is 28 and just starting out
Wach 32 and also nowhere near old
Arreola 31
Wilder is 27 and still a baby
Jenning 28 and also still a baby


ownage continues
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #2863
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Byrd didn't refuse rematch with Vitaly, he just said it's useless since Vitaly was dominating him easily before the injury.
How about a link or quit lying?
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #2864
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From my list it looks like they just start reaching prime in mid or late 30s, all the young new fighters are early 30s.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #2865
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How about a link or quit lying?
theres no link, but there is a documentary called Klitschko on HBO that you should watch.

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