Was Lewis V McCall 1 and early stoppage

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  1. Ted Spoon

    Ted Spoon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I've always felt a bit early.

    Check out the first knockdown in the Lewis-Golota blowout. He stumbles a couple of times, is still buzzed when Cortez checks, but given the green light. Not the best example as he then gets blasted but he was allowed that chance to get back into it.

    I'm not convinced McCall takes Lewis if allowed to continue.

    Certainly been worse stoppages though.
     
  2. SnoopyboyM

    SnoopyboyM Active Member Full Member

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    Fair stoppage imo
     
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  3. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lewis was looking like David Price in the first Thompson fight, had he been allowed to carry on The Atomic Bull would have delivered a brutal highlight reel stoppage soon after. I like Lennox but McCall reduced him to a wobbly shell of a man that night. Whilst we're talking about McCall, he's one tough man, never stopped (you can't count Lewis 2).
     
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  4. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Lewis was shook

    No issues with the stoppage
     
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  5. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That career in tatters thing has always irked me, they did it with Haye too when Thompson rocked his brain all over the place. The only time I can remember something like that being said and it going on to be right was Price v Thompson 1.
     
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  6. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just watched it again. He was about as steady on his feet as Berbick was against Tyson

    He left the referee with no choice but to stop it, his legs were jelly and he was swaying from side to side
     
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  7. Suspect.chin

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    He had the old spaghetti legs.
     
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  8. Gatekeeper

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    1.31 - 1.40 - Wonder if a young Eddie saw that and took inspiration 'Now that's how you sell a fight'.

    And as for the stoppage, yeah it was justified, when Lennox first gets up he staggers sideways halfway across the ring, his mind seemed lucid enough but his legs were completely gone.
     
  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If Lewis had taken his time who knows, I've always thought that he seemed too keen to get up and get back to it.