Imagine what a prime Lennox Lewis would've done to Vitali Klitschko

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  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    The one from the Grant, Golota or Rahman 2nd fight

    Lennox stopped Vitali Klitschko when Lennox was out of shape and at the end of his career. Imagine what prime Lennox Lewis would do to him.
  2. Usyk is the best

    Usyk is the best Member Full Member

    Feb 12, 2023
    Vitaly was way better than those. Golota had rather suspect chin and fragile mentality. Rahman - average size, skills, suspect chin. Grant - glass jaw, lack of skills and speed.
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  3. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Lewis was very hot and cold. He managed to dig deep against Vitali and turn around a fight he was losing badly. There's no guarantee that "prime" Lewis manages to open a freak cut on Vits.
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  4. Joeywill

    Joeywill Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    Prime Lewis walks him down and takes him out. Theres nothing that Vitali Klitschko has that can bother Lewis after a few rounds
  5. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic For the honorable cross and the golden freedom Full Member

    Nov 3, 2021
    While I think Lewis would win, I don't think it would be an easy night for Lewis.
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  6. janitor

    janitor VIP Member Full Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Bash in both sides of his face?
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  7. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Knowing Vitali had a solid chin, Lennox would do his normal, cautious boxing and win by decision.
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  8. Joeywill

    Joeywill Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    Extremely easy
  9. Joeywill

    Joeywill Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    I could see this but Vitali reach might make it difficult
  10. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    He'd still win but be more cautious in doing so.
    He'd probably get him self a points win unless there happened a freak cut..
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  11. mcvey

    mcvey VIP Member Full Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Why. Lewis' reach was 4 inches longer?
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  12. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Vit's use and judgement of distance was one of the best tools he had in the ring. He was able to land and lean back, or lean back and land very well. Not what you'd teach a young fighter but it worked for him very well.
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  13. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo VIP Member Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    It stands to reason that a younger and sharper version of Lewis would win again
  14. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Highlight one thing you remember from that fight. A lot of people would say Vitali eating uppercuts that pinged his head upwards. Not one but a couple.
    This fight convinced many Klit fanboys that Vitali had the greatest chin ever. These facts counteract your claim Vitali was some sort of distance controlling master.
    Frank Bruno controlled the distance against PRIME Lewis better than Vitali did
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  15. drenlou

    drenlou Tres Delinquentes Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Vitali would have still been a tough fight. His European style would have given Lewis fits.
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