Lennox Lewis with an iron chin

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by janitor, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    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

    Mar 23, 2019
    One word: WOW! Up there with Louis and Holmes.
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  3. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    He would’ve been undefeated and probably a lot more exciting to watch
  4. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2021
    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

    Aug 12, 2012
    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

    Mar 19, 2012
    Only to Rahman but it would have been on points.
  7. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    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

    Jun 9, 2010
    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

    Oct 16, 2019
    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

    Jun 23, 2018
    Lennox Lewis...Thomas Hearns ....Terry Norris.....if only they had chins
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  11. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    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

    Jan 3, 2007
    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

    Bigcheese Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2015
    He might have got the KO himself. Rahman didnt exactly have an iron chin.
  14. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears this my daddy's account (RIP daddy) Full Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    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

    Mar 6, 2021
    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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