Sonny Liston vs Lennox Lewis

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by swagdelfadeel, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Lennox took all of Vitali's right hands without going down,his chin is underated.He fought a long collection of punchers. The two shots that stopped him would stop most.
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  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    I still have to favor a prime Sonny Liston, 1960 over a prime Lennox Lewis, 2003. Although Lewis has size over the Bear, he lacks the mean intimidating factor that Sonny has, as Sonny used to beat up his fellow inmates in the prison yard and collect monetary income for the mobsters, by breaking delinquent customers thumbs. Liston even assaulted a policemen, placing him upside down in a trash dumpster. Lennox, a good champion does not have a rep, compared to Sonny's. He was knocked out in hid prime champion years by Hassim Rahman and Oliver McCall, nowhere near Liston's caliber. Sonny has defeated the likes of Zora Folley, Roy Harris,Eddie Machen, Floyd Patterson,and Cleveland Big Cat Williams. What is going to happen if Lennox tastes the Liston left hook with those 14 inch fist? Lewis corner is too inconsistent, Liston's corner is comprised of Milt Bailey and Willie Reddish, that have been with him for a long time. Sonny uses his pole like left jab to break through Lennox defense to crash home his lethal left hook to Lewis jaw and down goes Lewis, for the full 10 ten second count in round 6. His prime chin cannot take it, Sonny fought with a broken jaw in 1954 against Marty Marshall and lost on points. Sonny fought through a broken nose against Cleveland Big Cat Williams in 1959, but kayoed Williams. Lewis is good, but his heart is in question.

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