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Old 01-30-2013, 02:05 PM
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Default Why was Lennox Lewis a Late Bloomer?

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:24 PM
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It took him awhile to learn how to fight.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:32 PM
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I won't say he was a late bloomer.

He was great.. he just became greater.


I will pick the Ruddock version of Lewis over Current Wladimir.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:06 PM
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when they say late bloomer i believe it was because of his decision to fight in the Olympics for the second time in 1988 when many thought he was ready to jump right into the pro ranks.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:11 PM
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He put on weight and Stewart helped him cherrypick his way to the top

He also ducked Tyson by hiding out in the amateurs for an extra 3 years
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:14 PM
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He put on weight and Stewart helped him cherrypick his way to the top

He also ducked Tyson by hiding out in the amateurs for an extra 3 years
No Tyson fan respects Lennox Lewis in any way! It's hilarious.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:27 PM
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No Tyson fan respects Lennox Lewis in any way! It's hilarious.
I'll give him his due for beating Vitali, but even a superficial analysis of his career will reveal that he was nothing special.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:04 PM
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I'm not convinced that he was a late bloomer. He had a sterling lengthy amateur career culmulating in the greatest prize of the amateur game....a gold medal which he won when he was only 23.

He probably hit his peak around 1997 when he was 32; which is about right for a larger heavyweight. But there is no doubt that he was one of the top five heavyweights in the world from the age of about 26 onwards.

Athletically he was probably prime around 27 when he met Ruddock. But He improved technically as a fighter after 1996 due to him working with Manny Steward.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:32 PM
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I'll give him his due for beating Vitali, but even a superficial analysis of his career will reveal that he was nothing special.
But his resume is better than Tysons,so if he was nothing special then what does that make your idol?

Steward just refined his style like he did with Wlad,i wouldn't particularly say he was a late bloomer for a HW
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:53 PM
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I'll give him his due for beating Vitali, but even a superficial analysis of his career will reveal that he was nothing special.
i love tyson, but lewis i feel was the first giant boxing specialist, he was definitly special. Id pick him to beat alot of the all time greats
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