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Old 08-31-2010, 02:51 AM
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Lewis didnt want to trade with guys like Holyfield, why would he put himself at risk against George? I agree sometimes he would get lazy and let it go, but when he stuck to the jab he made things stick. Even Foreman himself praised Lennox for his jab.

And i also think there's something to be said about Lewis' power. As good as Foreman's chin was he was still knocked down and stunned by lesser punchers than Lewis. In this fight Foreman would not be the only guy with the power advantage.
Lewis was put down by far lesser punchers than Foreman as well.
As far as Foreman being put down by Ali and Young, at that point of exhaustion that Foreman was at, a light wind would have blown him over.

But Lewis, in bouts with Bruno, Klitschko and even Rahman and McCall when presured, he stood and fought. Foreman was not Tua and was very adept at cutting off the ring in his prime, Ali and Norton attempted movement but even the great mover Ali was forced to the ropes.
I'm not bashing Lewis by no means, his legacy is secure. I just think a prime Foreman would do a better job landing than Tua or Tyson. And history tells me when George Landed..... well you know!
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:03 AM
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Lewis would K.O George Foreman.
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Foreman pre-Ali was really a beast, I thought Ali adopted the rope a dope tactic mainly because what he really wanted to do was not working, Foreman when he was younger was also surprisingly quick with his feet, he cut off the ring and got into position very well. I think that version of Foreman would've knocked Lewis out.

And older Foreman, the one who was maybe a fight or two away from fighting Lewis, had he gotten the decision against Briggs, would've stood very little chance of winning.
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