Iron Mike chin v Lennox

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  1. Eggman

    Eggman "The cream of the crop! Nobody does it better! Full Member

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    Something to behold! Insane what he soaked up
     
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  2. AdamT

    AdamT Active Member Full Member

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    His chin has always been top class

    He took a lot of punishment in his losses vs Douglas and holyfield too

    You only have to see his 2 fights with Razor to see how sturdy his chin really was

    Mike definitely could take a shot and he for sure showed heart and toughess against lewis.

    Sadly that was all he showed at that stage
     
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  3. Kratos

    Kratos Well-Known Member Full Member

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    His fights with douglas, ruddock, holyfield and lewis were insanity. He took so much punishment and its amazing that he isnt worse off right now.
     
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  4. On The Money

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    he never shipped much at all until Douglas, one brief clip by Bruno the previous year.
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Smith rocked him in the final round of their clash.
     
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  6. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Smith clinched for 12 and threw a couple at the death. Don't recall any wobble from Mike.
     
  7. MagicE

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    I've always felt like he knew he was going to lose that fight and wanted to take a beating as some kind of redemption
     
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  8. On The Money

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    He was just delighted to get the bumper payday given how poor he'd been in the two EH fights.
     
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  9. West of Hollywood

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    I think it was more so to go out on his shield vs. taking a beating but I think you are absolutely correct about the redemption.
     
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  11. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mike may have the best chin of any fighter I've ever seen that has lost every fight by ko/tko. Despite his losses, there are very few questions about his chin that pop up. In his losses, his chin has almost always held steady (until the end). It's almost always a punishment accumulation that does him in. And considering the fact that Mike is really a giant LHW, it makes it all the more amazing.
     
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  12. Reinhardt

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    You need to watch that round again, toward the end Bonecrusher nailed him and he does a little stiff legged jig and he's obviously hurt. He should have opened up earlier.
     
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  13. chico g

    chico g Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lewis landed the same shots on Tua. The blows just bounced off him, like it was nothing.
     
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  14. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    I don't recall him landing anything big on Tua. Tua certainly landed nothing on Lewis.
     
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  15. mark ant

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