Head to Head: GEORGE FOREMAN vs LENNOX LEWIS

Head to Head: GEORGE FOREMAN vs LENNOX LEWIS

Post by Chic » Wed, 30 Apr 1997 04:00:00


FOREMAN'S POWER VS LEWIS' CHIN:  It seems as though George Foreman
has lost some power;  he couldn't seriously hurt Savarese.  But Lewis
dropped like a sack of potatoes when McCall drilled him- remember?
EDGE:  FOREMAN

LEWIS' POWER VS FOREMAN'S CHIN:  Foreman may have the best heavyweight
chin of all time.   EDGE:  FOREMAN

FOREMAN'S BOXING VS LEWIS' DEFENSE:  Foreman is  s l o w, but he
does have a hard, sledghammer-type jab.  Lewis' defense has been improving.
EDGE:  EVEN

LEWIS' BOXING VS FOREMAN'S DEFENSE:  Lewis has decent boxing skills;
Foreman is easy to hit.   EDGE:  LEWIS

QUALITY OF OPPOSITION:  Foreman (post-comeback) has battled  
Holyfield and KO'd Moorer.  Lewis has never fought such top-caliber
heavyweights.   EDGE:  FOREMAN

INTANGIBLES:  Lewis is younger and faster.  EDGE:  LEWIS

SUMMARY:  If George Foreman wants a heavyweight title, Lennox Lewis is his
best bet.   Lewis would go into this fight as the huge betting favorite, but
he'd leave the fight in a stretcher.  OK- he might not leave in a stretcher,
but he'd probably leave without his championship belt.   PICK: FOREMAN KO8

Chico

 
 
 

Head to Head: GEORGE FOREMAN vs LENNOX LEWIS

Post by Big D at » Thu, 01 May 1997 04:00:00

+ SUMMARY:  If George Foreman wants a heavyweight title, Lennox Lewis is his
+ best bet.

Actually, if you look at the current reigning champions, Lewis, Holyfield,
and Moorer, Lewis is probably the most dangerous of the three for George,
because Lewis is the only one who might have the punch to knock him out.
I really don't think Evander does, and we saw what George did to Moorer
when they fought last time.

Therefore, I disagree completely.  I think Lewis is the last guy George
should fight if he wants to pick the safest fight to win a title.

I think he has to pick Evander again.

--

Big D at SC

Don MacAngus
Santa Cruz, California

 
 
 

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Post by . Golota is the » Thu, 01 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> FOREMAN'S POWER VS LEWIS' CHIN:  It seems as though George Foreman
> has lost some power;  he couldn't seriously hurt Savarese.  But Lewis
> dropped like a sack of potatoes when McCall drilled him- remember?
> EDGE:  FOREMAN

> LEWIS' POWER VS FOREMAN'S CHIN:  Foreman may have the best heavyweight
> chin of all time.   EDGE:  FOREMAN

> FOREMAN'S BOXING VS LEWIS' DEFENSE:  Foreman is  s l o w, but he
> does have a hard, sledghammer-type jab.  Lewis' defense has been improving.
> EDGE:  EVEN

> LEWIS' BOXING VS FOREMAN'S DEFENSE:  Lewis has decent boxing skills;
> Foreman is easy to hit.   EDGE:  LEWIS

> QUALITY OF OPPOSITION:  Foreman (post-comeback) has battled
> Holyfield and KO'd Moorer.  Lewis has never fought such top-caliber
> heavyweights.   EDGE:  FOREMAN

> INTANGIBLES:  Lewis is younger and faster.  EDGE:  LEWIS

> SUMMARY:  If George Foreman wants a heavyweight title, Lennox Lewis is his
> best bet.   Lewis would go into this fight as the huge betting favorite, but
> he'd leave the fight in a stretcher.  OK- he might not leave in a stretcher,
> but he'd probably leave without his championship belt.   PICK: FOREMAN KO8

> Chico

I could easily see this..Lennox Lewis has no mental toughness
anymore...the Lewis that came back from getting his ass kicked for 7
rounds by Bruno is gone and so is his ability to do anything but measure
with the left and then throw a right.He would eventually fold under "big
fat old" George Foreman.....jesus Lewis is just about as plodding as
Foreman is anyhow.....I can easily see him getting nervous then getting
dropped...he looked like he pooped in his pants against McCall.

 
 
 

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Post by Tod » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>+ SUMMARY:  If George Foreman wants a heavyweight title, Lennox Lewis is his
>+ best bet.

>Actually, if you look at the current reigning champions, Lewis, Holyfield,
>and Moorer, Lewis is probably the most dangerous of the three for George,
>because Lewis is the only one who might have the punch to knock him out.

I'm not sure anyone has the power to knock out George.  Maybe Tyson.  But I
think Chico's assessment is a fair one.  I would love to see the overrated
Lewis get knocked on his ass.  If George came into the ring in the kind of
shape he was in against Savarese, it could be a very competitive fight.

Todd

 
 
 

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Post by Cygnus » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> If George came into the ring in the kind of shape he was in against

Savarese, it could be a very > competitive fight.

Agreed. Foreman looked impressive vs Savarese and Lewis' chin is
questionable.

 
 
 

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Post by Derrick Brasslet » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm not sure anyone has the power to knock out George.  Maybe Tyson.  But I
> think Chico's assessment is a fair one.  I would love to see the overrated
> Lewis get knocked on his ass.  If George came into the ring in the kind of
> shape he was in against Savarese, it could be a very competitive fight.

Let's not get too sentimental about Foreman's chances with any top
heavyweight (yes, today that includes Lewis). Big George looked really
good against Saverese, especially considering he's 48, but mostly he
proved he still can beat second-tier opponents that choose to stand and
trade. Saverese had never been in a big fight, and I'd expect him to do
better if he ever got the chance for a rematch.

Lewis would seem blindingly fast and mobile compared to Foreman, and he
has more power than anyone Foreman has faced for quite some time. A
lopsided decision or late TKO for Lewis, IMO.

It would a lot of fun if Foreman could be competitive one more time with
a top opponent, but I can't see it. Holyfield would do what he did the
first time, and win again. Golota would savage Foreman, I only hope the
fight wouldn't last 12 rounds. Moorer would cautiously outbox Foreman in
a boring rematch; I'd give Foreman an outside chance of repeating his KO
in this one. Tyson might get caught because of his size and style, but I
wouldn't bet on it. Tua? That might be interesting...

Foreman has been calling for Tyson forever, and lately has turned his
attention on Holyfield as well. Foreman sees these two guys (along with
Moorer) as little men, the kind of guys he can consistantly out-muscle
and eventually land "the big one" that ends the fight. He's never made a
serious attempt (correct me if I'm wrong) to get Lewis, Bowe, or any
other reasonably skilled big man in the ring during his second career. I
think he knows it wouldn't turn out well, and we'll never see it.    

Derrick

 
 
 

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Post by Christopher Michael Colli » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00

Forman fought at   253 against Savarese
    he fought at   212 in his first career
    he fought at   235 in his second career against Qwai.

Where should George be if he is going up against Lewis.

Imagine George at 212?????

--Chris

 
 
 

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Post by Johnbo » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>we saw what George did to Moorer when they fought last time.

1) I am not necesairly disagreeing with you, and 2) I am no fan of
Micheal Moorer.

However, I have to be honest and admit that Moorer was pounding the snot
out of George Foreman before he got***y/fell asleep and became clumsy
with his defense. Foreman was handed a gift, which he happened to be
strong enough and experienced enough to exploit.

So, I cannot really say a second fight with Moorer would go the same
way. After all, George has been avoiding a rematch.

Johnboy

 
 
 

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Post by zend » Sat, 03 May 1997 04:00:00

Chico wrote

(some stuff)

LEWIS' POWER VS FOREMAN'S CHIN:  Foreman may have the best heavyweight
chin of all time.   EDGE:  FOREMAN

(some more stuff)

Are you joking? Best heavyweight chin of all time? What about Ali putting
him down and out in Zaire? What about Ron Lyle bouncing him around the ring
in that great fight 20 years ago? What about light-punching Jimmy Young
dropping him on the way to a decision and sending him into a ten year
retirement?

If you want to see a concrete heavyweight chin get a copy of some Randall
Cobb fights.

Zendo

 
 
 

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Post by d.. » Sat, 03 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>Chico wrote

>(some stuff)

>LEWIS' POWER VS FOREMAN'S CHIN:  Foreman may have the best heavyweight
>chin of all time.   EDGE:  FOREMAN

>(some more stuff)

>Are you joking? Best heavyweight chin of all time? What about Ali putting
>him down and out in Zaire? What about Ron Lyle bouncing him around the ring
>in that great fight 20 years ago? What about light-punching Jimmy Young
>dropping him on the way to a decision and sending him into a ten year
>retirement?

>If you want to see a concrete heavyweight chin get a copy of some Randall
>Cobb fights.

>Zendo

We too often forget about Randall "Tex" Cobb whenever we
mention tough chins. No doubt, Tex is way up there. George
Chuvalo is another.

DCI

 
 
 

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Post by Keating Willc » Sat, 03 May 1997 04:00:00

 Best heavyweight chin of all time?

Quote:

>If you want to see a concrete heavyweight chin get a copy of some
Randall
>Cobb fights.

agreed. Cobb was the reason Howard Cosell quit doing boxing
commentary, Cobb wold take an insane beating, *** everywhere.
 
 
 

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Post by Cygnus » Sun, 04 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>Where should George be if he is going up against Lewis.

I'd like to see Big George somewhere in the mid 240s against Lennox. That
would give him a little boost in hand speed, which I think is the reason
why we haven't seen a big knockout from him
in awhile.  210-220 lbs I think is unrealistic and at George's age might
weaken him a bit. Look what happened to Bowe in Bowe-Golota II. Bowe came
in at 235 and had nothing.

James