Was Lewis V McCall 1 and early stoppage

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  1. porkypara

    porkypara Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Only asking because I always thought it was good stoppage with Lewis on very shaky legs but sombody on facebook said it was an awful staoppage.

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    What do you think??
     
  2. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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  3. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 You're very specia... I mean heinous! Full Member

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    A lot of fighters would have been allowed to continue there. I can see why it was stopped and I think these type of stoppages are to protect the fighters but we wouldn't have had many classics if this was enough to stop a bout.

    Corrales could never have beaten Castillo with that type of officiating. Lewis may have recovered and won, he's was shaky but not incoherent there. So it depends, from the fighters perspective They wouldn't wanna be stopped like that and could an do recover to win from those types of conditions.

    I mean Carl Froch was hurt as bad as that and allowed to continue. I wouldn't call it a bad stoppage though although it'd been interesting to see if McCall would have knocked him down again.
     
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  4. leedsnproud

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    Lewis was badly hurt,he was wobbling,it was a definite stoppage. McCall would have put him to sleep with another punch.
     
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  5. smithshaun

    smithshaun Active Member Full Member

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    yeah I agree lewis was in trouble if it continued lewis would of got hurt, he was gone having said that if you look when McCall throws the punch he has his eyes closed some what lucky to connect it was just a wild swing
     
  6. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    One of them clear lucky shots :yep
    Weird part of it all is that today he would be called "exposed", "overrated", "glass jawed joke" or even "bum" if that would happen to him, while he's one of the greatest ever.
     
  7. ISPEAKUMTROOTH

    ISPEAKUMTROOTH Well-Known Member Full Member

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    His heed was a lot clearer than his legs,and the stoppage was fine.
     
  8. Farmboxer

    Farmboxer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No

    Later on Rahman knocked Lewis out cold, a knockout, KO, not a TKO........
     
  9. plank46

    plank46 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    not awful, but i'd say too early.
     
  10. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Lewis was totally done when it was stopped, could hardly stand.
     
  11. boxfanlut

    boxfanlut Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Beat the ten count no?
     
  12. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    You're right he beat the 10, but his legs were all over the shop.
     
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  13. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    :patsch
    Seriously man, how long have you watched boxing?
     
  14. HerolGee

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    well theres a clear difference between froch and lewis here - froch got straight up and was very slightly unsteady for a second but then totally coherent and straight immediately after (though obviously still suffering somewhat).

    lewis on the otherhand here is tottering forward into the refs arms. You could argue that its slightly premature but not by much.

    of course, a big SHMW and a SMW have entirely different weights to try to balance after a knockldown, but then share the same quality of 'balancing equipment' in the inner ear, so lewis is going to look worse (and of course a HW punch is harder ).
     
  15. chico g

    chico g Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes. Don King paid the ref off.