View Full Version : Lennox Lewis vs Earnie Shavers


Imira
06-28-2005, 07:38 PM
15 rounds. Who wins?

Neither one of these guys can take a very good punch. :D

I pick Lewis by 10th round stoppage. He's too fundamentally sound for Shavers and his punches are more accurate.

paul750
06-28-2005, 07:43 PM
lewis is just too good a boxer, he would not be complacent in a fight like this due to him respecting shavers power, shavers would be in a david tua type situation where he would be looking for that one big punch, but it would more than likely not come. Lewis KO 7.

Kid Achilles
06-28-2005, 08:51 PM
No reason for this thread to even continue as Paul nailed it right on the head. ;)

I don't even think it would go that long. Shavers had an even weaker chin than Lewis IMO.

Imira
06-28-2005, 10:06 PM
:D I think you're right. I'll come up with a few more fantasy fights later on...

Foreman
06-29-2005, 01:57 AM
Not so quick, now. Didn't this fight already happen with a more skilled version of Lennox, ala Larry Holmes? Sure Lennox has a slight edge in power over Larry, but nothing else. Lennox sure doesn't have the granite chin that took Larry to the count of 8 to get off the canvas.

I don't think Lennox would want to get close enough to land anything huge for fear of getting getting hit with something even bigger. A decision for Lennox, but a nailbiter all the way waiting for The Acorn to land a tree on Lennox.

Moon
06-29-2005, 02:09 AM
Great fantasy fight pick. Lennox by slim UD. Then he goes to the shower to wash the **** from his pants.

The Troll
06-29-2005, 04:39 AM
I would go with Shavers By knockout. I dont think Lewis is a sgood as Larry Holmes defensively or in pretty much any other way except for power. Shavers would get in and KO him maybe early. If Lewis had better movement maybe I could see him winning by stoppage or descision but he does not have the movement and workrate to keeps Shavers off and from landing those big punches.

M26
06-29-2005, 05:27 AM
Lewis would be very careful in this fight and stay on the outside, covering up with his solid jab all night long. I think this would make him survive and win by decision after a boring match. He might take out Shavers late in the fight, considering Shavers' poor chin and stamina. On the other hand, it would only take one solid shot by Shavers, and it would be lights out for Lewis.

Lennox Lewis by UD (or Shavers by early ko)

solo1bc
06-29-2005, 05:28 AM
Lennox by decision... The best jab in the h/w division in the last 30-40 years...

His only problem was complacency against opponents he didn't respect and I'm sure he'd give Shavers respect for his power..

In against a fighter he respects I'd put him against almost any heavyweight in history... Not saying he'd beat them all with style but he did what he had to do to win... Even if that's just using his size to lean and hold if necessary..

Ali not, forman not cos there the same size and more skill/power but Frazier, Marciano, Tyson no problems IMO..

The Troll
06-29-2005, 05:44 AM
Lennox by decision... The best jab in the h/w division in the last 30-40 years...
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Lewis had a good jab. But Holmes Jab was considerably better IMO and I think most people would agree. Plus Holmes had better movement and was more slippery in there than Lewis. The only way Lewis is better than Holmes is that he hits harder.

I have to conceed however that in regards to my fantasy fight prediction I have only seen Shavers vs Holmes and against Norton.

Kid Achilles
06-29-2005, 09:02 AM
Shavers really wasn't that good besides the power. Jerry Quarry, Ron Stander, and Tex Cobb all stopped him. Quarry was the only one of those three who resembled anything close to a great fighter. He gets a lot of credit for being the hardest puncher of all time but Lewis fought plenty of guys who could have taken him out with one punch. I see Lewis either outboxing and knocking out the glass chinned Shavers, or making a stupid mistake and getting KO'ed with one shot himself. More likely, it would be the former.

The Troll
06-29-2005, 02:46 PM
Shavers really wasn't that good besides the power. Jerry Quarry, Ron Stander, and Tex Cobb all stopped him. Quarry was the only one of those three who resembled anything close to a great fighter. He gets a lot of credit for being the hardest puncher of all time but Lewis fought plenty of guys who could have taken him out with one punch. I see Lewis either outboxing and knocking out the glass chinned Shavers, or making a stupid mistake and getting KO'ed with one shot himself. More likely, it would be the former.

Did you see the way that Shavers demolished Norton in round 1 though. That was very impresive.

ricecrispi
06-29-2005, 06:40 PM
I gotto give the nod to Lewis even though I'm no fan of his.

Lewis has a decent jab, but not good as Holmes by far, by far. The jab was great with the hold after the jab when opponents approach to counter it and the occasional right hand. I guess boxing got so desperate we allow fighters to hold all fight long.

I have no problem watching fighters hold once in awhile or hold to gain his legs after he's hurt. I can't stand how guys can clinch all fight and get no warning or points deducted after warnings.

Imira
06-30-2005, 03:39 AM
Did you see the way that Shavers demolished Norton in round 1 though. That was very impresive.

You should see his uppercut on Ellis. Ellis looked like he was going into death spasms. :D

XionComrade
07-03-2005, 09:24 PM
Lol, If Shavers hits harder than Foreman I wouldn't doubt that those WERE death spasms :P

Very edgyish fight, if either one makes mistakes its game over, Shavers gets put down by a flurry, Lewis by one devestating punch that tears his head clean off! Interesting Fantasy Fight you got here :D

Dempsey 1919
03-26-2007, 08:29 PM
15 rounds. Who wins?

Neither one of these guys can take a very good punch. :D

I pick Lewis by 10th round stoppage. He's too fundamentally sound for Shavers and his punches are more accurate.

Lewis in about 7 or 8.

yrrej
03-26-2007, 10:12 PM
Shavers never won the big one.....

hemichromis
03-27-2007, 01:20 PM
both easily have the power to KO the other with one punch!

lewis would be very causcious early on, he would let earnie get tired than KO him late