Prime Buster Douglas v Prime Lennox Lewis

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by quarry, May 30, 2011.

  1. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    It'd be a helluva fight for a good 6 rounds or so but Douglas gets paneled and flattened by Lewis, mid-to-late stages.
  2. dawnofthedead

    dawnofthedead Member Full Member

    Nov 13, 2014
    Douglas had also been stopped by David Bey and Mike White, neither of whom were noted punchers....
  3. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Member of the PC Fan Club Full Member

    Jan 28, 2018
    Tokyo Douglas was good, but seems to be overrated in some cases. The last time I watched the Tyson - Douglas fight, it seemed to me that Tyson wasn´t low in the quantity of moving his head, more in his ability timing it. The same seemed to me beeing the case in therms of his punching ability, for me, appearing even more limited than his defensive abilitys. Of course, Douglas threw alot of punches in better positions while not beeing under pressure, these things are not independend.
    The same happened in the midrounds of Tyson - Thomas. Tyson said "he´s getting tired", maybe restaining his energy also and going for the kill at the right time. What did Rooney? He was telling him: "Throw your punches with mean intention!" What it really means: When you have big power advantage, try to use it, before boxing tactical.

    For me it looked like the Douglas debacle was a thing of not bringing a) punches with mean intentions b) not beeing sharp enaugh to time this shots. Tyson without these ability to "push his opponent" can move his head all he wants, he will get caught pleny enough over the rounds when the opponent can unfold his own ability instead beeing defensively focused.

    Saying so, i think that exaclty the same debacle could have happened against Tucker, Tubbs, Holmes and Biggs. Douglas was not that special. He is no favourite vs Lewis, especially when keeping Lewis power advantage in mind. Douglas had a good right hand as well, he might be able to pull it off. But I see Lewis rather hurting Douglas as the other way around.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
  4. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Douglas did great vs. Tyson and I give him credit, but Lennox would probably stop him early if Evander did. Douglas always had second thoughts after being hit with big punches, and Lennox would hit him. I don't even see this fight as competitive.
  5. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Lewis would whup him.
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  6. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
  7. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    I'll take the Douglas that beat Mike over Lewis
  8. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 12, 2012
  9. Mighty

    Mighty The Gypsy King banned Full Member

    Sep 17, 2021
    Douglas would get TYSONed.
  10. BrainyBoxer

    BrainyBoxer Active Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    Lennox easily. Tokyo Douglas gets overrated. Not in the same league.
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  11. sauhund II

    sauhund II Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    If you get one shotted by two genuine Palookas in your prijme, rememeber I age like fine wine........the ONLY champ in ANY weight class who was not iced once but twice by ham and eggers by ONE shot....fact.......that opens the door for other Palookas or one hit wonders in fantasy matches.............I bet my bottom dollar that Lewis would pick more flat out Ko losses even against sub par opposition if you run the gaunlet on him in fantasy fights...............oh wait, he ACTUALLY was leveled cold and in one needed the sniffing salt by two run of the mill bum contenders with ONE shot.
  12. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    I'm a fan of Douglas and think he reached his potential in the Tyson fight, albeit briefly. Still, I'm also a realist, would favor Lennox by KO, though Lewis may have a rough time for a while.
  13. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Prime Lewis is only the same weight if you use an early version of him. Then he could have been a few lbs. lighter than 231 Douglas.
    Otherwise you could use a mid-240's Lewis. Which stage of his career are you speaking about as his prime?
  14. BrainyBoxer

    BrainyBoxer Active Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    Never understood this idea of Lennox having a weak chin. Dude took flush shots of Tua and Ray Mercer. Douglas got knocked out by a former cruiserweight.
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  15. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I think Douglas had respectable power, but I never had the impression that Douglas carried one-shot KO power against top-flight opposition.

    An on-song Douglas would cause Lewis issues with his jab and the fluidity of his shots and I think it would have been a great fight for a while. But I would also fully expect Lewis to start breaking through with his straight right sooner or later and start to take control - with Douglas unraveling in the process.