Has Lennox Lewis ever got off the canvas to win a fight?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Fracture10, Aug 7, 2022.

  1. Fracture10

    Fracture10 New Member Full Member

    11
    22
    May 30, 2022
    Has Lewis ever got off the canvas to win a fight?
     
  2. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,215
    1,905
    Feb 3, 2021
  3. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

    5,456
    3,490
    Jul 11, 2012
    Not that I can remember.
    But he did get up to avenge his loss after getting KO’d by Rahman.

    Not the same thing I know
    But it is something.
     
  4. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    72,630
    12,670
    Sep 15, 2009
    No. He was only dropped twice.
     
    ikrasevic, bobbobbington and Robney like this.
  5. snake33

    snake33 Member Full Member

    468
    347
    Jan 4, 2010
    He was nearly knocked down by Briggs and came back for a TKO.
    He lost a few close rounds to Vitali and came back to bust up his face for a TKO.
    He beat everybody he ever faced.
    Would beat anybody active now.
     
  6. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,215
    1,905
    Feb 3, 2021
    That's easy to say but in reality he would get knocked out by someone he is expected to beat.
     
  7. snake33

    snake33 Member Full Member

    468
    347
    Jan 4, 2010
    And in the unlikely event that happened he would have the guts to rematch anybody and beat them.
    At least that's what happened every time. So, if we go by the evidence........
     
  8. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    15,205
    15,635
    Jul 4, 2014
    Uh, he got up vs McCall and they screwed him in one of the most blatant screenings ever. The crowed and the announcing team were going ballistic, as was I.

    So the answer is yes, but he was screwed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2022
    It's Ovah, AdamT and Sinew like this.
  9. Mickc

    Mickc Active Member Full Member

    657
    585
    Nov 28, 2015
    Yet the evidence shows he never rematched Klitschko or Mercer .
     
    kriszhao and MorvidusStyle like this.
  10. lone star

    lone star Member Full Member

    287
    326
    Mar 10, 2018
    No. But he came back after being staggered badly by Briggs. And don’t forget he got up after the shot from McCall although badly shaken. The only time he was truly KTFO was against Hasim.
     
    ikrasevic and Sinew like this.
  11. hobby rider

    hobby rider Active Member Full Member

    891
    1,155
    Aug 4, 2020
    Why would you want to rematch two people you’ve already beaten?
     
    Barm, chacal, Levook and 3 others like this.
  12. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    15,444
    15,575
    Jul 24, 2004
    For a payday? If the public or a contract demands it. Certainly a Klit-Lewis rematch would have been a big, money making deal.
     
  13. Thunderstorm

    Thunderstorm Member Full Member

    397
    508
    Jan 24, 2022
    Lewis ran away from mercer rematch
     
  14. hobby rider

    hobby rider Active Member Full Member

    891
    1,155
    Aug 4, 2020
    He was obviously happy with the money he had made in his career, just because there’s money on the table doesn’t mean he has to take it.

    There obviously was no contractual obligation as it wasn’t taken up.

    Public demand is irrelevant, look how many fights we don’t get now that we want.

    Fact is he was clearly unmotivated for the fight, weighed in a career heaviest, was nearly 38 years old and after a year long lay off (was fighting roughly every 6 months beforehand).

    Everyone has to retire sometime.
     
  15. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 29-5 SR: 29-5 Full Member

    3,125
    3,138
    Aug 9, 2020
    Nobody is rating him because of his heart. Or really any reason you would ordinarily rate a HW as TBE. He was a super heavy and western, that's why he's ranked highly. His best wins were old, 5'9 and controversial? He got sparked the same way as Wlad? Doesn't matter. He's from an English speaking country with a large boxing fanbase and he's not undersized.

    If the guy's name was "Lenin, Lewis" this forum would not care about him at all and Larry Holmes would be TBE.
     
    chacal likes this.