Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman II

By Boxing News on December 29, 2012
Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman II
Lennox lost his crown seven months earlier and was determined to avenge that defeat.

We often appreciate fighters more after they’re gone than when they were active. Such is the case with Lennox Lewis. He was derided as being methodical and robotic, as dull as dishwater, especially when compared to the roller-coaster reign of Mike Tyson. But when Lennox had to step it up, he stepped it up, and there’s no better example than his Nov. 7, 2001 rematch with Hasim Rahman at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Lennox the Lion relinquished his crown to The Rock seven months earlier and was determined to avenge that defeat. And, man, did he ever…

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  1. Eric 02:43pm, 12/31/2012

    The way Lewis was kayoed by Rahman and McCall will certainly hurt him when being evaluated as an all-time heavyweight great. Even his struggles against the much smaller blown up cruiserweight Holyfield and his lackluster performance against Vitali in his last fight. Even his performance against a totally shot Mike Tyson was far from impressive. The 6’5” Lewis towered over Tyson spent most of the fight grabbing, leaning, wrestling, ala Bonecrusher Smith and pot shotting the stationary Tyson when the mood struck him. The Tyson that Lewis faced was certainly nowhere near the wrecking machine that Tyson resembled in the mid to late Eighties. Lewis maybe ranks somewhere in the 10-12 slot and no way does he crack the top 5 or 6.

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