Was Lewis V McCall 1 and early stoppage

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  1. Mctaggert

    Mctaggert Active Member Full Member

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    When it's a heavyweight world title fight yes it was too early.
     
  2. boxfanlut

    boxfanlut Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just watching the khan first knockdown by Prescott and he's 10 times worse shape than LL was in that stoppage but was allowed to continue.
     
  3. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    lewis should have been a real man and appealed :oops:
     
  4. Westy78

    Westy78 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I wonder if he had a 15% cut :yep
     
  5. Geoffers

    Geoffers Active Member Full Member

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    Seemed fine to me. Lewis was ****ed.
     
  6. StGeorge

    StGeorge Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I voted yes in the poll but watching it again he stumbled into the ref on the 8 count, I would say it was probably correct in hindsight. I am all for letting fighters fight and giving them the chance to carry on but not being able to stand still whilst the ref is checking you doesn't give him much choice.
     
  7. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lewis blew it, even when he started complaining his legs were gone. The fact Lewis did not mention it when he won the rematch suggests even he knew with hindsight, he did not have two 'good' legs to stand on!
     
  8. Solarse

    Solarse Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ok stoppage to me, Lewis was all over the place
     
  9. dawnofthedead

    dawnofthedead Member Full Member

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    The result actually did Lewis a favour as he hired Steward and became the most dominant fighter of his era but was the stoppage premature?? I would have liked to have seen it continue as it's that type of scenario which potentially makes great fighters but i totally understand why the referee halted it.
     
  10. channy

    channy F937 Full Member

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    No, it was a good stoppage Lewis was struggling to control his legs.
     
  11. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I always felt he ref could have allowed it to continue when you compare that to other situations but I also feel Lewis was saved from a nasty KO, which could have lowered his stock even more at the time. I think the ref did him a favour but thats just my opinion.
     
  12. venbox

    venbox Active Member Full Member

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    Lewis was doing the chicken dance worse than Judah. Fine stoppage.
     
  13. Farmboxer

    Farmboxer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lewis was out on his feet. Lewis was also knocked out cold by Rahman!
     
  14. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

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    McCall was going to go straight back in there and knock him out proper. He was David Priced so it was an excellent stoppage.

    The commentator was awful. He got caught with the left hand, not the right...but to then go on and say that his career must now be in tatters. It was his first loss, and he went on to achieve greatness. Muppet.
     
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  15. dawnofthedead

    dawnofthedead Member Full Member

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    I'd like to have seen the referee ask Lewis to walk forward, which would have confirmed one way or another whether he was fit to continue.