Lennox Lewis was the greatest heavyweight of the last 40 years and its not even close

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    Who did he think it was??
     
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    Jack Dempsey the GOAT heavyweight
     
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    I would say he’s the greatest since Ali easy. At least since 1980. And the rest of the list (like Jack Johnson) is bull shyt and nothing but nostalgia. Jack Johnson fought nothing but washed up crackas back then. Highly doubtful he fought anyone as tough as Tyson.


    That being said, Ali and Foreman could be his only real challengers. And I’m only 40 so that makes Lewis the best Heavy weight in my lifetime, with Holyfield a close second, Tyson 3rd
     
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    Exactly. People are dumb. Heavy weights hit hard and can easy knock someone out, skill be dammed. I can never knock a heavy weight for getting knocked out by another heavyweight.

    Lennox avenged all his losses and masterfully so. Just all around great fighter, both defensively and offensively. Also learned his opponents better than most boxers
     
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    I do think he is underrated, but I don’t think he is the top 2 Heavy Weight of all time.

    Joe Louis and Ali should be based on any metric that counts either 1 or 2. Then Roc Marciano, but shyt you could put him in that argument as well. At 4 you could maybe make a argument for him against the other greats. Me personally I would put Holmes above him and Jack Johnson gets top 5 cause of everything he had to go through. So for me he couldn’t reasonably be around until 6, but if someone had him outside of 10 I wouldn’t be surprised.

    Now if you wanted to argue he was the best in his era? Yes I would agree. He really did fight and beat them all except Bowe and he beat Golatta. He should be more famous, but he fought in Europe and even in 2021 they have issues promoting foreign fighters from Europe in the states. When he fought in the states he never had the best promotion, and he didn’t have a personality to draw in casual boxing fans. Also his fight’s weren’t exciting because he damn near has the best knockout power I’ve seen in the sport. He use to punish guys just using a jab and straight punch. Most people didn’t understand how that boring punch was hurting his opponents. It wasn’t a exciting knockout like Tyson or watching someone get worked over like Holyfield, or just a war like Riddikk.
     
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    Born in '86....so I'd say Lennox is the best in my lifetime.

    Not sure I'd put him above Ali, Louis, Holmes etc.

    He's definitely the most underrated fighter in the HW division. Curious if he would have been hyped more if he was an American or if he had been flashier as a fighter.
     
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    I think if Lennox was an American fighter he would get more praise here in the states
     
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    Yeah. Well. That’s like...your opinion, man.

    :yeshrug:
     
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    How do you have Tyson ahead of Klitschko?
     
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    This
     
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    His punch on Rahman is top 3 delivered punches ever.

    it was so perfect. :to: :ohlawd:
     
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    What are Lewis’ best victories? His era was pretty weak for heavyweights, yeah? Besides Tyson, who isn’t like top 10 boxers anyways
     
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    Well Klitschko is probably the better fighter but loses a few points for being a cac. :russ:

    Naw real talk, Klitschko is likely higher than Tyson, but i think Tyson has more devastating array of punches and more amazing fights. Klitschko is a formidable fighter and easily the greatest white heavyweight ever
     
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    His era was weak? Lol so what was a strong era? Anyway, man had dudes throwing belts in the bushes not to fight him.
     
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    Dude, he was one of the few that could dominate Tyson and Holyfield in their primes.
     

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