Big George Foreman vs Lennox Lewis

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by xnico, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man banned Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    Holy had foreman hurt on multiple occasions he just was to big to take off his feet he soaked it up well. No way foreman sees the 12th imo against a monster puncher that’s a good bit bigger, faster an with better iq
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  2. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Comeback foreman beats lewis
  3. Pugilist Specialist

    Pugilist Specialist Active Member banned Full Member

    Apr 13, 2020
    Totally agree. Foreman would beat the dog **** out of glass jaw Lennox... Foreman by KO in 2 rounds
  4. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I somewhat agree...But that boxer would need to be not only bigger & a huge puncher, but an eilte fighter.
    Like Lewis, but against that early 40's Foreman, there are only a few guys then & not many before or since that had the right combination of skills, sice & power to stop him.

    But it was not mainly his size that kept Foreman on his feet.
    That was part of it, but his chin was great, few pro boxers that were his size would have absorbed said beating & never gone down.
  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Prime for prime its Foreman.
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  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I like Lewis in this one. People forget that "big" George was barely 6'4. Lewis has the size and the skills and the power to win this.

    That said IRL Foreman might beat Lewis because Lewis was not always the most consistent fighter.
  7. TFP

    TFP Member Full Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    Foreman never once fought anyone Lewis's size [other than a couple of only very modestly good fighters like Cooney & Savarese].

    Old Foreman, miraculous though that career was, wasn't quite up there with the super-elite guys of the time.

    Young Foreman I don't think had the gas or nous to beat a bigger, more athletic, man.

    This said, of course, Lewis' chin was only [by elite heavy standards] average, he was certainly 'beatable' with a bit of luck.
  8. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Dot, dot, dot... Full Member

    Nov 9, 2015
    Why ask a question you are so certain of the answer to?
  9. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    I understand why many here would pick Lennox to win with his boxing ability, but as other posters have pointed out Mercer walked through what Lewis threw at him and actually out jabbed him many times during the fight. Foreman has a far better jab than Ray Mercer and coupled with his ability to cut the ring off Lewis will be engaged more than he wants. One other thing,,I've seen George go to war ,get off the mat and come back to win. Lewis never did.
  10. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    I don't think that version of Lewis was the finished article as he'd only been with Steward a year at that point. Plus the ring was tiny which favoured Mercer, which is why Lewis was forced to trade more than we'd ever seen before or since.

    But having said that your 2nd point about Foreman being tough enough to have a drawn out, multiple knock down brawl and coming out on top is a valid point. Even if Lewis puts it on Foreman and drops him, that's nothing he hasn't dealt with before and come back from to win. Lewis would have to be very focused and cautious to win.
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  11. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    I think Lennox would be careful with George and box him. I'll go with Lennox Lewis by decision.
  12. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    On the money my man!
  13. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Foreman was in his 40s man. Foreman has better boxing skills but he was even slower than he was in his prime and fat as hell.
  14. SmackDaBum

    SmackDaBum TKO7 Full Member

    Nov 22, 2014
  15. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    He's also a lot slower than Mercer though and that ring was small. Lewis is not going to be the smaller fighter like everyone in Foremans era. He is going to be the larger one. If i remember correctly the one time Foreman fought a decent powerpuncher his own size during the 70s (Ron Lyle), he was pushed to his limit.