Lennox Lewis would beat prime Ali: prove me wrong

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If Ali had Louis right hand id easily pick him to win. But Lewis could take the shots and i believe he had superior reach. Ali would have his hands full with a skilled, power punching SHW 35 pounds heavier and 3 inches taller.
     
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  2. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He has the size, but he lost to Rahman and was it McCall? And he struggled with Mercer and Holyfield went 12 two times. I think Ali would find a way to win with a counter right hand. It would be tough for him fighting a big guy like that, but he would find a way.. Which Ali are we talking about?
     
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  3. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Prime Ali uses his hand and foot speed to box around s plodding Lewis for a UD
     
  4. Aston Villa

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    You think he wins by KO ??
     
  5. Aston Villa

    Aston Villa Active Member booted Full Member

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    Lewis beats Ali comfortably, to big and strong. Ali struggled with competent boxers who could jab, he never had a ko punch, hes no where near as strong, it really is rose tinted thinking Ali who couldn't beat Norton beats Lewis. In the clinch Ali gets rag dolled
     
  6. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Take a look at the fight in Zaire. Ali was holding his own with George Foreman in the clinches. Lewis wasn't a physical type of fighter anyway. They both would hold but ok Ali wouldn't have any trouble inside with Lewis.
     
  7. BCS8

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    Would? That's debatable.

    Could? Yes, certainly.
     
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  8. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ali, yes.
     
  9. Aston Villa

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    Rose tinted, Lewis is quite clearly stronger, he doesn't let Ali hold as usual, and if he rips that uppercut on Ali it will cause damage. George in Zaire was noticeably stronger he just didn't have the iq to make the most of it, Lewis again is a lot bigger than Foreman with far more ring iq
     
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  10. Aston Villa

    Aston Villa Active Member booted Full Member

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    Sorry mate, that's mental
     
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  11. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Two or maybe three guys I pick to beat Ali .

    Lewis
    Holmes
    Maybe Holy field .
     
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  12. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Active Member Full Member

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    A problem for me is, who is actually the best Lewis? 2000-Lewis slowed down but showed good ring-iq. So it might be 97/98-Lewis.

    The only difficulty I see for Lewis winning a UD is his footspeed, which is needed to get his hands on Ali. From the legs up, I just see him doing more damage than Ali and winning more rounds.
    Please donĀ“t call Terell, he was horrible.
     
  13. GordonGarner65

    GordonGarner65 Active Member Full Member

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    Yes it's all about speed in this fight.
    I'm a huge Lennox fan.
    Imo Lewis put too much emphasis on bulking up as he got older.
    Younger Lewis looked better but had flaws.
    Ali all the way , on points if nothing else.
     
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  14. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    I favour Ali, but I doubt he would win 10 out of 10.

    It's all just speculation, without a time machine and a couple big wads of cash (which you could get quite easilly using the time machine), none of it's ever going to be proved in the slightest.
     
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    Ballista New Member Full Member

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    This^
     
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