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

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Fares S., Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    I think LL is cleary 1-3.
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  2. Tankatron

    Tankatron Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    For me, Lewis is a H2H monster and on that basis would be number 1 for me but, on achievement, opposition, impact on the sport and overall legacy, I put him at number 3 behind Ali and Louis.
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  3. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    To be on the D list requires only 7 to be above him.

    Plus, the numbers don't make any sense.
  4. dcr

    dcr New Member Full Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    He's top 4 for sure. The only ones who you could argue are above him are Ali, Louis and Holmes but you could make a case for Lennox being the top dog alongside Ali.
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  5. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2021
    If that's the case lets hear your 7. Just to clarify, the D could mean 7 to 11 different heavyweights are better than LL.

    When making the numbers system I thought of it as a tier thing. So for example, being ranked 3 means that you are either the 3rd ranked A tier or the 1st ranked in tier B. That all depends on how you view that fighters position in your rankings.
  6. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Dont make up shite for your stupidity.
  7. gurmon

    gurmon Active Member Full Member

    Jul 18, 2009
  8. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    For what it's worth, I am not sure where I would place him. It could be in section B, but I wouldn't put him in A. I have to say that I think these can never be remotely objective because it is a mug's game to to compare the abilities of boxers from different eras. It totally depends on the criteria used and everyone will have their own.

    I could see how any 7 of Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Louis, Marciano, Holmes, Dempsey or Johnson could be on a list above Lewis. I'm not saying that it would be my list, but as I said, there is an argument to be made. There are probably more that i am missing out on.

    The heralded John L. Sullivan, for instance, would have probably knocked Lewis clean out.
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  9. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 22, 2006

    The post asked where Lennox Lewis rated, not Lummox! ;)

    Seriously though, to add my 2p, Lewis is a top 10 heavyweight, and very strong argument for top 5 among the big men.
  10. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Im in the same boat that it is not outrageous to rank 7 HWs over him. Hey on a random day like today I almost feel like it. Whats wrong with ranking Marciano, Holmes, Johnson, Jeffries, Foreman, Frazier, Dempsey over him? Clearly all legends. The HW ranking argument is a relative jumble as only Ali and Louis stand above.
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  11. Uppercut king

    Uppercut king New Member Full Member

    Jul 16, 2021
    Lewis comes out on top of a trilogy with every heavyweight in history.
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  12. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Lewis is easily top five of all time, but doesn’t quite make the top ten. Somewhere between 6 and 4, but no worse than 3. OP has the rankings spot on.
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  13. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    I had him 2 spots below Dave Allen, just ahead of Serena Williams and well below legend Prince Patel.
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  14. TokyoStory

    TokyoStory New Member banned Full Member

    Jul 27, 2021

    Getting sparked out by bums like Rahman and Mccall costs him a place up there with the very best imo
  15. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Definately A
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