Where does Lennox Lewis Rank amongst the Best HW of all time?

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  1. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

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    Which letter does 'The Lion' align with?
    A. 1-3?
    B. 3-5?
    C. 5-8?
    D. 8-12?
     
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  2. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A
     
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  3. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Near the top.
     
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  4. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Chin lets him down.

    Ali and Fury would have both got up from the Rahman and McCall punches.
     
  5. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A

    I don’t think many people under the age of 50 would disagree with that.

    There are still a proportion of ‘old timers’ who understandably over rate their own era for nostalgia reasons. Therefore, they rate Lewis in the B or C category.
     
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  6. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

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    OP got his counting certificate in Poundland?
     
  7. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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  8. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The best, end of discussion.
     
  9. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I personally have him top.

    But others will not but even then he has to be top 3.
     
  10. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    He’s a certified great, without a doubt. I’d probably say 3rd, behind Ali and Louis, but ahead of Marciano, Tyson, Foreman, Frazier, Bowe, Holyfield and either Klitschko.
     
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  11. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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  12. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Chin was more than solid enough.

    More than stood up to Vitali, Holyfield, Mercer, Bruno & Briggs who could all hit. Would say Tua & Tyson but they rarely laid a glove.

    Those losses were more Lewis taking his eye off the ball...... so if anything it could be his lapse in concentration or not getting up for fights.

    Over the vast majority of his career, when he was switched on, he was ****ing superb. Had it all.
     
  13. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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  14. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A case can be made for B, C or D.
     
  15. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    Top 5 for sure.
     
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