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7 Deadly Boxing Punches Which Prove That This Sport Is Not For The Faint Hearted

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Lewis

Born - September 2, 1965

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Height - 6'5"

Reach - 84"

Record - 41(32) - 2(2) - 1

World Titles - WBC Heavyweight (1992-1994, 1997-2001, 2001-2004), WBA Heavyweight (1999-2000), IBF Heavyweight (1999-2001, 2001-2002)

Bio - One of the all-time great heavyweights, Lewis was the king of a heavyweight era that contained illustrious names such as Tyson, Holyfield and Tua.

It's a shame that the giant Brit wasn't truly appreciated when he was was an active fighter, with people never warming to his safety-first attitude despite the impressive names on his boxing resume.

Tommy Morrison, Ray Mercer, Shannon Briggs, Vitali Klitschko, Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson were all on the receiving end of beatings from Lewis, whose raw size and power mean he'd stand a great chance of dishing out similar treatment to any heavyweight that ever stepped in the boxing ring.

Foreman

Born - January 10, 1949

Height - 6'3"

Reach - 82"

Record - 76(68) - 5(1) 

World Titles - WBC Heavyweight (1973-1974), WBA Heavyweight (1973-1974, 1994-1995), IBF Heavyweight (1994-1995)

Bio - One of the most destructive demolition men to ever set foot in the boxing ring, Foreman's reputation as a fearsome puncher will remain throughout the future of prize-fighting.

While people will know him for his loss to Muhammad Ali in the epic "Rumble in the Jungle", Foreman's victories in the ring tell you all you need to know about how anarchic the big man could be.

There were crushing defeats of all-time greats Ken Norton and Joe Frazier, and his world-title-winning comeback at age 46 showed tremendous resilience from a man who remains one of the most recognizable faces in boxing.

Verdict

A real clash of the titans, these two man-mountains would send rumblings to the center of the earth if they were to ever go toe-to-toe.

The prime 1970s Foreman prided himself on physical intimidation, but he could do no such thing with the gargantuan Lewis, who would go into the ring two inches taller and 25 pounds heavier.

Yet, Foreman still packs truly awesome power, and Lewis has been sent to the floor by much less fearsome punchers than a prime George Foreman. If one of Foreman's shots catches Lewis on the chin, then it's goodnight Lennox.

However, the Lennox Lewis of around 2000—who earned such crushing victories over David Tua, Evander Holyfield and Michael Grant—displayed a maturity and appreciation of his physical gifts that gave him an almost untouchable aura, like he couldn't be harmed despite the obvious pitfalls of his profession.

If this Lennox Lewis fought George Foreman, I see the Brit using his jab to slowly break Foreman down, and eventually record an excellent decision victory.

Lewis by unanimous decision


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Source : https://bleacherreport.com/articles/808080-15-dream-boxing-fights

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