Tyson Fury vs Lennox Lews (Vitali Klitschko Version)

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  1. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    As stated in its title, this thread is about Lewis (Vitali Klitschko). It is clear that prime Lewis would be a heavy favourite.
     
  2. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Very much so.
     
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  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Vitali became an ATG?
     
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  4. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Could Fury win? Sure. Fury has surpassed the Vitali that Lewis beat. Does that mean he would beat him? Good question. There are still a lot of question marks when it comes to Fury.

    Sure he's big, has good ring IQ, and can definitely take a punch, but his resume is incredibly thin. The only fighter Fury beat that compares to even this bloated old version of Lewis is the equally past his prime gunshy Wladmir--ans that isn't saying much because Fury didn't exactly pitch a shutout and it was a very boring lackluster fight. Right now I slightly favor Fury by a smidge, but I have very little confidence in my pick.
     
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  5. Vic The Gambler

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    Prime Fury vs the Lewis that fought Vitali…hmm, interesting.
    Fury would probably attempt to do the same sort of number on old Lewis as he did on a faded Wlad. He would be hitting and moving, avoiding Lewis’ best shots as much as he could, trying to sneak into a points lead that he would not relinquish in what would be a bit of a nondescript sort of fight.

    There’s no way Fury would be standing in front of Lewis…like Vitali did…attempting to trade bombs. That would be asking for the kind of trouble VK found himself in! Lewis proved he was still more than capable of dishing out punishment if you want to swap shots, despite Vitali being a couple of rounds up by the time of the stoppage.

    I really can’t see Fury taking any risks against a dangerous and skilled opponent like Lewis, despite his age and loss of some of his speed.

    Narrow points win for Fury.
     
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  6. JohnThomas1

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  7. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That is exactly how I see it also. Great breakdown.
     
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  8. dinovelvet

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    This may be true but no single punch from Lewis is sending Fury to the shadow realm.

    Afterall, the best Lewis uppercut only dropped glass chinner Morrison to his knees.
     
  9. techks

    techks ATG list Killah! Full Member

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    Lower tier lol
     
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  10. JohnThomas1

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    :lol:
     
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  11. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lewis would also have to land that uppercut. It is unlikely that Fury would be lured into a war.
     
  12. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Lewis was too slow and heavy at that point in his career
     
  13. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Are you sure about that? Lewis isn't far behind Wilder in terms of right hand power. He's a got a nasty right cross himself when it lands flush and he puts everything into it. Lewis was simply more cautious and picked his shots better not looking to swing for the fences. He's a little underrated in terms of hitting power. That uppercut would do serious damage if it landed too.

    More importantly, Lewis was a way better finisher than Wilder and knew how to string punches together. That's going to be far more dangerous to Fury than the sheer power. If one punch can't take him out but rocks him, the follow up will be even scarier.
     
  14. Stevie G

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    Fury outpoints the 2003 Lewis. Prime Lewis does the same to Fury. The older Lewis would be too slow for Tyson as opposed to the best incarnation of Lennox (Late 90s) who would n't be. Fury's durable enough to last the course.
     
  15. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's right! Not quite Wilder or Shavers level, but certainly above and beyond Iron Tyson and Weaver.