How Do People Rate Lennox Lewis Higher Than Larry Holmes?

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  1. moneytheman12

    moneytheman12 Active Member Full Member

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    I said that same thing better skills and size and they said i was wrong when I wasnt
     
  2. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Justice Has been Served. Full Member

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    Lennox beats him H2H and doesn't lose to Lhw's
     
  3. Joeywill

    Joeywill New Member Full Member

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    Ken Norton wasn't 38, he was 34.
     
  4. Joeywill

    Joeywill New Member Full Member

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    He just gets 1 punched KOd twice by lower tier opponents and gets a questionable decision vs a guy Larry Holmes played with at age 42
     
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  5. Joeywill

    Joeywill New Member Full Member

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    That Olympic stoppage was bull. They had an agreement in place to do a fight in 94 but Lennox got knocked out by McCall
     
  6. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Member Full Member

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    I have Holmes rated slightly higher but you could easily make a case for Lewis. Holmes missed fighting quite a few top fighters from his era and Lennox pretty much fought them all.
     
  7. rinsj

    rinsj Active Member Full Member

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    Those "best" you are referring to had already lost to those Holmes faced. Also, that's an unfair example since there were 17 years between Holmes and Tyson. Whereas, there were only 5 between Lewis and Klitschko. Tyson was the undisputed, undefeated champ, while Klitschko previously sustained a loss when he quit vs. a blown-up middleweight in Chis Byrd.
     
  8. William Walker

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  9. Barrf

    Barrf Member Full Member

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    Fury?

    And do the UK fans really claim Lennox anyway? He grew up in Canada.
     
  10. Pugilist's Finest

    Pugilist's Finest New Member Full Member

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    I have Lennox at #6 and Larry at #7. Lennox eekes it out because he unified and arguably had better opposition.
     
  11. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Generally Larry is rated higher than Lewis
     
  12. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Hopeless excuses.

    Refer to my thread:
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  13. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Is that the thread in which your OP was so blatantly biased that you spent the next week getting your ass kicked?
     
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  14. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    It's the time I made the second most popular thread on this forum in the last 12 months, even though I don't make threads.
     
  15. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That would be a "Yes" then. :lol: