How come the Lennox Lewis vs Vitali Klitschko fight didn't go to the scorecards if it went 6 rounds?

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  1. Thesenuts

    Thesenuts New Member banned Full Member

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    I thought in organized boxing if the fight goes at least 6 rounds and gets stopped, it automatically goes to the scorecards.

    Why didn't it in this case?
     
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  2. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

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    Because the cut was caused by a punch..... All roads lead to TKO 6
     
  3. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp Member Full Member

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    If the cut had happened on an accidental clash of heads than it would have gone to the cards I believe. But the cut above Vitali’s eye was caused by a punch.

    Real question is how come there was never a rematch?? Vitali called Lewis out for years after that fight. Even Manny Steward said there should’ve been a rematch. But Lennox THE LION didn’t want it :rolleyes:
     
  4. fencik45

    fencik45 Active Member Full Member

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    caused by a thumb and further opened by dreads.
     
  5. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp Member Full Member

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    Yeah possible! Especially the way Lewis threw/landed that particular punch. But the ref only saw the right hand at the beginning of the 3rd. And he went off that.

    I still say if that was Wlad in there with Lewis that night, given the fact Wlad hits twice as hard as Vitali, has way faster hands and with Lewis that sluggish… Lewis would have took a 10 count. But that’s a different thread.
     
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  6. fencik45

    fencik45 Active Member Full Member

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    I don't know that Lewis was sluggish. He was just fighting one of the best fighters he ever faced. Tyson was way past prime.
     
  7. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    Lennox retired. So, he did not want to fight anyone, not just Vitali. now, if he kept on fighting and never rematching, I can understand all the crying.
     
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  8. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp Member Full Member

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    Hey that might be true too! Vitali on a head to head ranking is top 3 All Time imo. So yeah… maybe Lewis just looked sluggish facing that animal. Lol :D

    Plus we got used to seeing Lewis overpower his opponents and muscle them around for the most part. He couldn’t do it with Vitali.
     
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  9. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp Member Full Member

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    “Crying”??? Lol WTF

    Wondering why a rematch didn’t happen do to practically the whole world wanting it is “Crying” :wanker :lol:
     
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  10. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    Lennox Lewis retired healthy, wealthy and wise on his own terms while still the champion, "Veni, vidi, vici"
    How many that followed him have become undisputed world heavyweight champion?, NONE, not Vlad, not Vitali, not Fury.
     
  11. Levook

    Levook Active Member Full Member

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    LOL Lewis KO 6 Klitschko.

    Gotta get over it sometime, people. I mean, I'm a big Holyfield guy, but I accept he got whupped by Belfort, no excuses!

    Although Evander may have taken a dive, looked kinda funny to me.......
     
  12. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    He retired! Not really difficult to understand why the rematch didn't happen. At some point people need to stop complaining about the rematch not happening. Maybe they can have a exhibition. LOL
     
  13. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Cut was caused by a punch and the Dr thought he couldn't continue. That cut was nasty.
     
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  14. Kishnabe

    Kishnabe Member Full Member

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    Lennox knew his prime was up. He did the right thing.

    Why should he go get beat up against a Young Hungry Lion.
     
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  15. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It is also worth noting that he just had his son, which I think was his second child of three, but I could be wrong.

    Man has a right to retire with his health intact and spend time with his family.
     
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