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Old 01-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #31
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Lewis's "glass jaw" is one of those persistent but easily disprovable myths in boxing that tends never to go away, much like Shavers's one punch power or Ali's two minute rest vs Cooper.

Simply put, anyone who gets in the ring with the likes of Tyson, Tua, Vit Klit, Golota, Evander, Bruno, Briggs, Mercer, Mason, Morrison, Rahman, Ruddock, and McCall and is only knocked down twice in all that time has a pretty damn good beard. Either that or they're Niccolino Locche incarnate.

Lewis got hit, that isn't up for debate. But the only times he was dropped it was from huge punchers that hit him flush on the jaw. The only times he was rocked it was from huge punchers who hit him flush on the jaw. See a pattern emerging here? Lewis only ever got hurt against guys who could bang, and in the heavyweight division that can make all the difference between a win and a knockout loss.

Herbie Hide had a glass jaw. Lewis did not.
This.

He took some flush shots from good punchers through his career, and faced a good deal of decent to good punchers. You only need to watch his fights to know that. Granite...No! Glass...No! Somewhere in between depending on who is judging it and their hate or love for the guy. Above average IMO, but not iron or granite by any stretch.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #32
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Tyson got up from a Holyfield headbutt assisted knock down in their first fight in the 6th round and would beat the shit out of glass jawed Lewis in his prime.
Heck yeah. If ordinary palookas like McCall or Rahman could shatter Lewis's shaky whiskers, a prime Tyson would have had him twitiching on the canvas within a round or two.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #33
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Quote of the year - "Lewis has one of the best chins in HW history - even though he was KO'd by Rahmen and McCall"
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:44 PM   #34
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Theres really only one answer to this


Lewis TKO 6

Now who is the bitch ROFL
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #35
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Theres really only one answer to this


Lewis refused the rematch

Now who is the bitch ROFL
The man who refused to fight again probably.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:54 PM   #36
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The man who refused to fight again probably.
Why go to the bother of a rematch Kennox kicked Klitschko's ass when barely 8o % prepared What he'd do to Vitali at 100% wouldnt be pretty
so I'll just repeat'


Lewis TKO 6

Oh & btw who was it QUIT on his stool saying " Boo Hoo my shoulder is hurted" ?? Not Lennox
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:08 PM   #37
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Why go to the bother of a rematch Kennox kicked Klitschko's ass when barely 8o % prepared What he'd do to Vitali at 100% wouldnt be pretty
so I'll just repeat'


Lewis refused the rematch

Oh & btw who was it QUIT on his stool saying " Boo Hoo my shoulder is hurted" ?? Not Lennox
Lennox won 2 rounds. He was far from kicking Vitali's ass. And nice random percentages.

Instead of false opinions, I'll give you a fact:

Lennox refused the rematch
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #38
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He never even got up from a knockdown. His chin was crap. When a flush punch landed it was OVAA
This is moronic. So you're either saying he had the best defense in heavyweight history, because only two flush punches landed in his entire career, or you're saying you're an idiot. Which is it?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #39
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Lewis' chin was about a 7-7.5/10, with Ali being a 10. And fighters such as Holyfield, Tyson, Frazier etc. being about 8-9

I'd say his chin wasn't the strongest attribute he had, but it was good enough to allow him to be the best heavyweight of the '90's in a pretty damn good division.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #40
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Although he was knocked out by Rahman and McCall, he fought very heavy handed punchers in klit, tua, Tyson, golota, Morrison, mercer etc.

His chin was granite. 2 lucky kos (one was even ckntroversial , ref on king's payroll.)

This man's chin was amazing
I am not sure I would call it an iron chin? When I think of ATG chins among HW's he does not come to mind. He has a very good chin, much better than his detractors say. He is likely the next level w/ a solid chin, but not quite Iron.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #41
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I like Lennox as much as the other guy.. But to say he has one of the best chins is laughable..

Not even in the same category as Ali's..
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #42
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Lennox won 2 rounds. He was far from kicking Vitali's ass. And nice random percentages.

Instead of false opinions, I'll give you a fact:

Lennox refused the rematch
Who cares how many rounds Lewis won at the time of the TKO?!

This still baffles me, how people argue so much over who was winning before a fight was stopped.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #43
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Who cares how many rounds Lewis won at the time of the TKO?!

This still baffles me, how people argue so much over who was winning before a fight was stopped.
There is no argument.

The fact is TKO6.

Nothing Klittards say will ever change that. Nothing!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:09 PM   #44
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There is no argument.

The fact is TKO6.

Nothing Klittards say will ever change that. Nothing!
I agree..

There is also no argument that Lewis has one of the best chins at HW. I don't think he has a glass jaw, but saying one of the best is a big stretch..
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #45
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Lewis's "glass jaw" is one of those persistent but easily disprovable myths in boxing that tends never to go away, much like Shavers's one punch power or Ali's two minute rest vs Cooper.

Simply put, anyone who gets in the ring with the likes of Tyson, Tua, Vit Klit, Golota, Evander, Bruno, Briggs, Mercer, Mason, Morrison, Rahman, Ruddock, and McCall and is only knocked down twice in all that time has a pretty damn good beard. Either that or they're Niccolino Locche incarnate.

Lewis got hit, that isn't up for debate. But the only times he was dropped it was from huge punchers that hit him flush on the jaw. The only times he was rocked it was from huge punchers who hit him flush on the jaw. See a pattern emerging here? Lewis only ever got hurt against guys who could bang, and in the heavyweight division that can make all the difference between a win and a knockout loss.

Herbie Hide had a glass jaw. Lewis did not.
Lewis only got hurt against guys that could bang?

Is that why he was practically out on his feet against Mavrovich?

Mavrovich is a huge puncher all of a sudden, he will be delighted to know.

Brittards...
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