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No, no, no, no. . . .
Wladimir of '00/Lewis would have been 50/50 fight. Wladimir of 2010 would likely have beat Lewis.
Wladimir would have the athletic superiorty in every category. Chin wise they are about the same. Wladimir has never been rendered unconscious, and got stretched out in a "fencing position" like Lewis did against Rahman. Wlad has never been brutally KO'd like that, in fact. He's always been stopped on his feet.
But when it comes to fleetness of hand, and foot - edge goes to Wladimir. Power, edge Wladimir. Boxing IQ, Lennox had the edge then (but not now), as he was much more experienced.
Wladimir had the better jab, the straighter, more powerful right straight.
If Lewis tried to fight like he usually did, Wladimir would have been right there with him, and it would have likely gone either way on the cards. If Lennox wanted to win, he would have to become aggressive, and then it would simply come down to who caught who flush first.