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. MixedMartialLaw

    MixedMartialLaw combat sports enthusiast Full Member

    Jun 30, 2021
    And yet Floyd claims his 50-0 retirement is the best exit for a boxer ever. He's dancing with YouTubers right now as well.
  2. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    In a sport where you can die and get brain damage, i admire the fact Lewis retired on top. And didn't fall into the trap of missing the limelight and glory, as Lewis once said "Theres always going to be one more fight, one more challenger".

    Also these people saying why didn't Lewis rematch Vitali, my question to them is why didn't Vitali rematch Byrd ? Vitali hadn't retired like Lewis, and Vitali took alot of slack for losing/quitting to an undersized late replacement. If anything i'd thought he'd want to make amends for that.
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  3. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Because calling out a retired HW who beat you looks cheap. If Lewis beat Vit again, y'all would be going with the next guy to face Lewis asking the same questions, and so on and so on...
  4. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    If Purrity, Brewster, and Sanders could, Lewis WOULD :lol:
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  5. fencik45

    fencik45 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2022
    Watch him dig them in . Take off the Brit blinders.
  6. fencik45

    fencik45 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2022
    Had Vit lost to Johnson, Lewis was going to continue his career.
  7. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Lewis would have brutally knocked out pre-Steward Wlad.
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  8. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Oh, he was? Did he tell you that? :lol:
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  9. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    It was an exciting fight (and unexpected because it was supposed to be Kirk Johnson and not Vitali) and afterwards I felt like Klitchsko deserved a rematch. But then Lewis retired and did the unthinkable, stayed retired. I respect Lewis in that decision and I 100% have nothing but respect for Vitali taking on Lewis on short notice and giving him one of the toughest fights of his career.
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  10. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Because it was caused by a lucky grazing punch.
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  11. Sallywynder

    Sallywynder Member banned Full Member

    Apr 3, 2022
    Didnt want Bowe either... Lennox prefered men in brown ring, than the square ring...
  12. Levook

    Levook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    If Lennox did what he did to Vitali when he was fat old & in his last fight, imagine what he would do in his prime?

    Vitali was tough & well conditioned, that's about it. He had no rhythm or imagination. Arm puncher. Stiff. But tough.
  13. mafioso

    mafioso Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Wlad has nowhere near the chin of his brother tough.that uppercut while holding the head would would have sent him on a stretcher.
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  14. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic F(_)CK the new age Full Member

    Nov 3, 2021
    It's been 20 years since the fight, and I'm telling this from memory.
    Before the fight, didn't Lennox Lewis make a statement like: "This is my last fight, no matter how it ends (win, lose, or draw).
    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, because I would really like to know about this information.
  15. Ducklerr

    Ducklerr Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 1, 2015
    No, caused by a punch and further opened by a bunch more punches. Cope harder.