Lennox Lewis with an iron chin

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  1. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The Louis vs Lewis thread got me thinking.

    What if Lewis had been born with an iron chin, or at least one good enough that he could only be stopped by a sustained beating?

    Would he ever have lost?

    Would it have led to him adopting a less cautious style, that would have ended in some sort of loss anyway?

    Does too much success inevitably end up leading to a loss?

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    One word: WOW! Up there with Louis and Holmes.
     
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  3. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    He would’ve been undefeated and probably a lot more exciting to watch
     
  4. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    he would be as close to unbeatable as any fighter in history.
    I still don't think he was fast enough to catch a prime muhammad ali and beat him though.
     
  5. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well he would've gone undefeated in his resume, that's for sure but the likes of Ali and Holmes would still outpoint him IMO.
     
  6. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Only to Rahman but it would have been on points.
     
  7. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    He still loses to Rahman in Africa. Lennox wasn't focused for that one and Rahman was giving him a steady beating before the KO.
     
  8. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lewis chin wasn't so much the problem; his tendency to be complacent was the problem.

    A better chin, whatever that really means, in regards to Lewis, doesn't prevent a lack of dedication to training or sharpen one's focus.
     
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  9. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    If he had an iron chin, the big ko shot would’ve just woke him up and rahman would get outclassed
     
  10. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lennox Lewis...Thomas Hearns ....Terry Norris.....if only they had chins
     
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  11. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Undisputed* Duration Champion Full Member

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    He would have never got with Manny and not developed as much as he did, In some ways it may have hindered him.
     
  12. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think it begs the questions, would his skills ever have developed as sharply and would he ever have ended up with Manny steward? If the answer to these questions is “yes” then I think he likely goes unbeaten. If the answer is “no” then there’s a good chance he may have lost to someone along the way, perhaps by a decision.
     
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  13. Bigcheese

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    He might have got the KO himself. Rahman didnt exactly have an iron chin.
     
  14. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears The Best Fighters Are American Because Nationalism Full Member

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    If Lewis was the same guy with the same chin and he only foughted the lowerest level guys like Holyfied and Vitali, but not the upper Escheling dudes like Rahman and McCall, he defo woulda gone undefeated forever and ever.
     
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  15. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    No he would have lost to Randy "Tex" Cobb who suddenly was born with Ali like speed and Liston like power. Cobb wins.
    Or by Chuvalo who was born with Johnson like diffensive skills & Dempsey like ferocity. Chuvalo victory.
     
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