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Ali vs. Lennox or Wladimir

Ali (6'3, 210, 80 inch reach, 56-5, 37 KOs) pretty much manhandled Tyson in the zone poll.

Now my question to all you boxing pros is how would Ali do against two of the best heavyweights of the past 20 years. And Wladimir is currently the undisputed HW champion of the world.

1) Lennox Lewis, 6'5, 250, 84 inch reach. 41-2, 1 draw, 32 KOs

2) Wladimir Klitschko, 6'8, 240, 80 inch reach. 53-3, 47 KOs.




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Lewis pwned Wladimir, and Lewis knows how to use the jab.


Lewis is the best of this generation.


Boring, but the best.
Lewis was not that great. Tyson woulda wrecked him earlier in their careers. And he "beat" Vitali and then ducked a rematch.
Originally posted by dobophile:
Lewis was not that great. Tyson woulda wrecked him earlier in their careers. And he "beat" Vitali and then ducked a rematch.

Yeah he beat Wlad's older brother...

I just don't see Ali being very comfortable against Lennox and Wlad as he'd be looking up all fight. It'd be a jab fest all day and he'd be on the losing end.

He'd have to use his quickness/agility to get inside and deliver some power to have any chance.
Went with Ali over Tyson, but I'll go with Lennox over Ali on this one.

Overall I think Ali and Lewis are both evenly matched when it comes to defense and smart counter punching, Lewis footwork is underated aswell, but when it comes to power, Lewis has a right and left that's equally deadly...
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Ali dominates Klitschko, no contest, Klitschko is too clumsy.
Lennox Lewis might be a different story, he was a very good fighter when he wanted to be, I would give Ali 2 wins for every 3 times he fought him.
It all depends, is Ali allowed to hold the back of Lewis' head like he did a lot of back in the day?

I think Lewis would give Ali a run for his money and could beat him because a lot of Ali's tricks would be illegal now or he just wouldn't be able to do them like the rope-a-dope.
[ Edited by Joecool on Jul 22, 2009 at 1:02 PM ]
Lennox could win, but with his chin I can't back him, one solid punch and he goes out like a light.
i think Ali still wins, he was much quicker and could take a lot of abuse. i think Tyson had a better chance of winning against Ali than Lewis. Tyson was one of the strongest boxers ive ever seen, he probably wouldve broken Ali's ribs since Ali liked to take gut punches all day until people got tired. I think Ali knocks out Lewis.
Lennox gives him a good run but at the end Ali still wins
Originally posted by TheGoldStandard:
Lennox could win, but with his chin I can't back him, one solid punch and he goes out like a light.

really...i wonder how you came to the conclusion that Lewis has a weak chin, i barely saw that in his fights...
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by TheGoldStandard:
Lennox could win, but with his chin I can't back him, one solid punch and he goes out like a light.

really...i wonder how you came to the conclusion that Lewis has a weak chin, i barely saw that in his fights...

He got knocked out early by a couple of losers (Rahman, McCall). When you back on it Lennox Lewis was the most feared man in boxing in the 90s. Tyson, Holyfield, and Bowe all ducked him until he was their last option to a good payday.
Originally posted by tjd808185:
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by TheGoldStandard:
Lennox could win, but with his chin I can't back him, one solid punch and he goes out like a light.

really...i wonder how you came to the conclusion that Lewis has a weak chin, i barely saw that in his fights...

He got knocked out early by a couple of losers (Rahman, McCall). When you back on it Lennox Lewis was the most feared man in boxing in the 90s. Tyson, Holyfield, and Bowe all ducked him until he was their last option to a good payday.

The loss vs. McCall ended in controversy. The ref ended it too quick. Lewis was on his feet and ready to roll but the ref said nope.

How can you state Rahman's a loser? He was a solid boxer who won the HW title and defended it. All his losses save for his last went the distance I believe. His last pro fight he lost to Wladimir via 7th round TKO.
[ Edited by fortyninerglory on Jul 23, 2009 at 10:23 AM ]
Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Originally posted by tjd808185:
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by TheGoldStandard:
Lennox could win, but with his chin I can't back him, one solid punch and he goes out like a light.

really...i wonder how you came to the conclusion that Lewis has a weak chin, i barely saw that in his fights...

He got knocked out early by a couple of losers (Rahman, McCall). When you back on it Lennox Lewis was the most feared man in boxing in the 90s. Tyson, Holyfield, and Bowe all ducked him until he was their last option to a good payday.

The loss vs. McCall ended in controversy. The ref ended it too quick. Lewis was on his feet and ready to roll but the ref said nope.

How can you state Rahman's a loser? He was a solid boxer who won the HW title and defended it. All his losses save for his last went the distance I believe. His last pro fight he lost to Wladimir via 7th round TKO.

He still got knocked down. Was he ready to go? Probally. Does it matter? No. It's still a loss via knockout.

Who has Rahman beat other than Lennox Lewis? Spare me the list of scrubs. Bruce Sheldon used to be a champ too that doesn't make him legit. Bottom line is Rahman went into the fight a 20-1 underdog, and Lewis had no business getting KO'd by him.
[ Edited by tjd808185 on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:32 AM ]