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Old 07-01-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default Lennox Lewis v Muhammad Ali

Who, and please, please, please, why?
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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A prime Ali would bo cricles around Lewis, perhaps even stop him late. Ali wasn't known as a puncher, but Lewis didn't take the greatest shot, so I could see an accumulation of punches taking Lewis out somewhere in the "championship rounds." Not only did Lewis not have the sturdiest chin, but his stamina wasn't the greatest either. In a 15 round fights, Ali takes him out.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:13 PM   #3
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In a 15 round fight, the best Lewis could realistically hope for are three judge's scorecards all reading 150-135 for Ali. Lennox would simply be too big and easy a target to hit. If it goes past 12 rounds though, don't bet on Lewis going the distance.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #4
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easy ko for ali

Lewis's jab is his best weapon and Ali's is better

Ali had power and could take lewis out 5th-8th round
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #5
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Ali wins by UD 10-5 or 8-4. A young Lewis was a beast and would trouble Ali but the speed edge and ring generalship is the difference.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:22 PM   #6
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at the above two answers. I think Lennox is definitely one of those capable of beating Ali, bad matchup, terrible in fact. If Norton could mess up Ali and give him those kinds of problems Lewis certainly could.
no lennox's chin is bad probly to bad for how much ali would hit him
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:24 PM   #7
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at the above two answers. I think Lennox is definitely one of those capable of beating Ali, bad matchup, terrible in fact. If Norton could mess up Ali and give him those kinds of problems Lewis certainly could.
I tend to agree. Lewis hit hard too.

Patterson I Ali has this problem - Lewis is massive and has a big big reach. It's true he can't be expected to lug himself about at Ali's pace for 10 through 15, but he'll be live the whole time he's in there. I agree that Ali is the better ring general, but I think after Johnson, Ali & Hollyfield, Lewis heads up that second clutch. He would have his hands full.

Frazier III Ali has a problem too. One of the best defensive in fighters in the division history and perhaps the strongest of all time along with Liston and Foreman.

I do favour Ali, but I think the shouts we've heard so far undersell the difficulty of this job.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:25 PM   #8
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no lennox's chin is bad probly to bad for how much ali would hit him
He was dropped twice his whole career. He hardly had a glass jaw, he fought hard punchers Ruddock, Tua, Briggs, Tyson, Mason, etc without being dropped.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:26 PM   #9
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Ali wouldn't be hitting him a lot, and Norton didn't have a very good chin either, no better than Lewis's, and Lewis was way better than Norton as well.

In addition: Lewis doesn't cut, and Ali doesn't hit hard enough to drop Lewis. Whilst Lewis' chin is suspect, it can only be descibred as so in the light of the company he keeps - the best fighters of all time.

Average-good hitters won't drop him. And Lewis will be entirely focused for this one.

No one punch or combo KO. You're looking at points or accumilation of punishment.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:42 PM   #10
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With Lewis height and reach, it wouldn't be easy for Ali at first but I think Ali's superior movement, stamina and smarts takes over.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:46 PM   #11
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Ali survives a knockdown from Lewis right hand to win on points. Holmes would also beat Lewis.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #12
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If Lewis were to stand in the center of the ring, and make Ali bring the fight to him; he could make this fight real interesting. Only once that I know of has Ali been in the ring with someone as tall as Lewis. I don't recall him facing anyone that size, with Lewis' jab, right hand, and timing.

I believe Ali would need to adopt a similar fighing style to what Evander Holyfield used on Riddick Bowe in their rematch. A young Ali would have been capable of a fight like that, and I feel Ali would win a decision.

I don't know about a 70's Ali. That is a tough fight to call. Ali still had legs, but not 15 rounds worth. I don't think Lewis would be able to stop that Ali, but I may favor him in a decision win there.

For the record; I rate Lewis 7th at heavyweight all time. I have Ali 1st.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:13 PM   #13
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I think Lewis would do slightly better than Karl Milderbeger, as in stop Ali in 8 or 9 rounds.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:22 PM   #14
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You guys are ridiculous, you have no idea how to actually analyze a matchup. Completely ridiculous.
Why? Because Lewis was starched by such stellar HWs as Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman???
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:32 PM   #15
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Lennox Lewis would give Ali trouble...his size, strength, power, and jab would be tough to overcome for anybody on his best nights. However, assuming this is the prime Ali we are talking about, his speed, movement, chin, and jab would get him a decision victory.
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