Lennox Lewis vs Tyson Fury

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Yaiyr Alexander, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. The Clan

    The Clan Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    all true but he hits like a featherweight while Lewis hits like a truck and isn’t without good reach, a superb jab, natural size and agility himself.

    Lewis is too much for Fury!
  2. SmackDaBum

    SmackDaBum TKO7 Full Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    Fury has showed thru his career that opponents respect his power. Look at Fury-Chisora 2 just for an example.

    At 270 pounds he has more than enough of heavy hands to stop his opposition.
  3. TFP

    TFP Member Full Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    I think Lewis in the late 90s, when he still had most of his youthful athleticism but also the benefits of working with Manny, was a fairly horrific matchup for anyone, Fury included. A superb blend of just about every attribute you'd want in a heavyweight.

    Sure, I'd pick Wilder II standard Fury to beat the old (2000s) or pre Manny (up to and including McCall I) Lewis, but I'd pick the peak Lewis referred to above over any version of Fury.
  4. SmackDaBum

    SmackDaBum TKO7 Full Member

    Nov 22, 2014

    This Lewis? 1997 251 pounds and a 82 inch reach?
  5. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Toss up

    But I would take Lewis more often than not over Fury

    Fury has better stamina so he might be able to pull of a decision late over an older version of Lewis.
  6. SmackDaBum

    SmackDaBum TKO7 Full Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    Lewis gameplan should be to knock him out early. A so called "punchers chance"
  7. TFP

    TFP Member Full Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    Yes, though that's not a fight I particularly care to remember. Big George knocks it out of the park [especially by the standards of the time] with his sympathetic comments towards McCall, everyone else [other than possibly Manny] not so much.

    But even in a bizarre non-fight you can see how ridiculously fluid Lewis's movement is for such a big man, for this he weighed in slightly heavier than Joshua does nowadays despite Lewis being slightly shorter, but the difference in the way they move is night and day, that jab in particular is sheer poetry.
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  8. SmackDaBum

    SmackDaBum TKO7 Full Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    Or what about this Lewis: 1998 version 243 pounds 82 inch wingspan against tall but only 214 pounds Mavrovic:

    I think I prefer Fury over this version of Lewis.
  9. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Fury Fans "Wilder is garbage!!"
    Also Fury fans.. "But Fury beat Wilder, he'd beat Lewis!"

    :lol: Oh man...
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  10. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Lennox Lewis fought multiple Super Heavyweights. Absolutely destroyed Andrew Golota, send Michael Grant to the afterlife, whooped Derek Williams, ran through Tyrell Biggs, beat Tony Tucker, instilled fear in Henry Akinwandes heart, brutalized Calvin Jones and carved a masterpiece on Vitali Klitschkos face when he was 37 years old and overweight. And those are just the 6'4+ SHWs. He fought multiple other short but 235lb+ heavy men
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  11. IHaveAscreenName804

    IHaveAscreenName804 New Member Full Member

    May 1, 2021
    Tyson Fury was being out boxed and got knocked down by light punching 180 pound Steve Cunnigham. Lewis would smash him like he beat Andrew Golota. Fury running from a old washed up Wlad and beating hype job Deontay Wilder doesn't even make Fury a good fighter. He is just lucky to be in such a joke era. This era is so crappy that we praise Andy Ruiz and call a 6'0 260 pound lard but in shape. This era is so poor that we praise guys like Deontay Wilder for knocking out club fighters like Dominic Breazeale.
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  12. djanders

    djanders Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    My money would go on Lennox Lewis. I love watching Fury fight, but I'll take Lennox by UD. I think Fury will taste the Lewis power and go cautious from there. Not that I blame him, not at all. Lennox was a real ATG.
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  13. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    I it’s funny how Lewis gets a lot of hate but when he’s matched against a modern fighter people act like he’s invincible.
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  14. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    At the moment I'd take Lewis on pedigree. I feel he's far more tested against better opposition than Fury is. I think Fury would be awkward for him to deal with at first but, just as Wlad realised in the 12th of their fight, you have to turn on the taps to fight Fury. You can't play the tap-tap-tappety-tap outside game with the big man or he'll drag you into his web and wrap you up and eat you. I think Lewis would realise this and up the pace and win.
  15. TMLT87

    TMLT87 New Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    Lewis sparks him out by the 10th. Fury is very good when hes on form but Michael Grant 2.0, 40 year old Wlad and Del Boy are not Lennox.
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