Lennox Lewis vs Joe Louis

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Who wins

  1. Lewis by decision

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. Lewis by Knockout

    22 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Louis by Decision

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Louis by Knockout

    19 vote(s)
    43.2%
  1. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Who would win this h2h.
     
  2. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Good fight, mate. A little request, can you put the polls on public next time?

    As for the fight, I'd say Lewis early stoppage or wide decision. I think he'd know the danger Joe presents. He'd either clinch and land a torrent of shots in 1/2 rounds or keep the distance and outjab Louis. Louis can land his trade mark perfect punches and put Lewis to sleep, but I find it hard to see Louis getting past Lewis's artillery and closing the range effectively enough to get the KO. Lewis from the Golota fight would notice that Louis pulled his jab down to help pull a guard apart, and he'd know to fire his straight right over the top.
     
  4. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Agreed. The only heavy id favor over lewis is probably larry holmes way better jab great fight more athletic as well .
     
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  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    I think Lewis is a beast H2H, I'd only solidly favour Liston, Ali and Tyson. Holmes and Foreman are 50/50s too, but I tend to give Lewis the nod there.
     
  6. Malph

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    Hard to say. Lennox size and reach, coupled with his skills at that size would be something Louis had never seen or experienced. That gives Lennox the edge.

    Foreman to this day, rates Joe Louis the hardest puncher in the history of the sport. He could knock guys out from six inches away. Unbelievable really.

    If, and it's a big if, he could get inside and avoid the bigger Lennox tieing him up, he'd have a chance.






    Foreman
     
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  7. mark ant

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    Louis was a better technical fighter than Holmes and had better combo`s.
     
  8. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Cool mark
     
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    Buddy Baer was 6'6.
     
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    I rate The best version of Lennox as the #1 heavy H2H in history

    just my opinion
     
  11. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    I have that opinon as well
     
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  12. N17

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    Lennox by BRUTAL KO, too big, too strong.
     
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  13. Malph

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    Yes, there were big guys then too. Primo Carnera, ... But I don't think any of those guys had Lennox's skill set.
     
  14. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Hard to tell... Yes, Lewis was much bigger, but Joe knocked out the guys who were even taller and heavier than Lennox was (although, of course, didn't have his skills). Lewis, on the other hand, often struggled when he fought the guys with Louis' height. He was knocked out by 6'2'' Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman, struggled badly with Ray Mercer and old Holyfield in the rematch. I think good arguments can be made for both of them winning this mythical match up. One thing for sure: either one of them had more than enough power to KO another one at any given monent since their chins were far from great.
     
  15. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Lewis should have been "too big and too strong" for ancient Holyfield but went 24 rounds with him and struggled badly in the rematch. He should have been too big and too strong for Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman but they knocked him out. Or for Ray Mercer. He could have KO'ed Luois but Louis could have knock him out too.
     


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