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20 Jan 2020 19:01:27
Where do people rate Lennox Lewis among the greats?

Personally I think he's in the top 10 for sure, maybe even the top 5. He beat everyone in his era, which was full of absolute murderers.
Tua, Mercer, Tyson, Ruddock, Holyfield, Rahman, Bruno and Grant to name a few. The only blemish on his career (aside from the 2 losses) is that Bowe just totally refused to fight him.

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20 Jan 2020 22:54:36
Lewis is a great no doubt about that, maybe would make it into my all time top 10 since I've been alive (I'm 33). But imo he hit his peak when most of the heavyweight division was done. He can say he beat tyson but he beat a tyson that was done, Brian McBride beat Tyson not long after this. I'm not dissing Lewis he had a great jab good power and good footwork. On the other hand he was lazy at times and his chin was suspect. Would have like to see the rematch with Klitschko. But to answer your question mate he was good fighter would dominate if he was about now but against the best of all time he falls short imo.

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23 Jan 2020 03:43:03
I don't know about most of the heavyweights being "done". Some of them were just reaching their peak (Vitali for example) where as a lot of others were maybe 1 or 2 fights away from dropping out of the elite level in hindsight.
I get what you're saying about Tyson, but when he fought Lewis he still had fight in him and took his beating, he would still have beaten most people that night he lost to Lewis. I just think Lewis beat the fight out of him personally, and after that he was never the same, perhaps the straw that broke the camels back?


What about Riddick Bowe? I find it so strange how the Americans rate him so highly, yet he barely fought anyone outside of Holyfield and Galota.

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23 Jan 2020 12:44:43
I would have liked to have seen the rematch with Klitschko to be sure about that win mate. Holyfield was a good win for lewis although was holyfield at his best? He had been through some wars by time he met lewis.

Bowe I can only remember from the two fights u mentioned mate. He had heart but maybe not the dedication to be his best. Black mark against his name by refusing to fight lewis and he still holds a dislike for Lewis to this day, prob cause of what Lewis has said about him over the years.

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16 Jan 2020 22:27:56
What did you make of the Fury / Wilder II press conference a couple of days back?
Was Fury being serious about trading toe-to-toe with Wilder?
I've got to think that if he does that, he's going to get k.o.'d.
Anyone think differently?

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17 Jan 2020 00:06:27
If fury trades with wilder fight is over inside 2 rounds. Fight imo will be a lot like the first one, Wilder throwing that right hand and left hook and Fury fainting a lot and boxing on the backfoot.

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17 Jan 2020 02:05:30
Fury will always talk it up like he's going to bulldoze him. He did it in their first fight pressers. Saying "I'm knocking you spark out, bum" and things like this.

He won't go toe to toe, everyone in the world knows that's the most stupid thing he could do.

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05 Jan 2020 00:03:20
I know it was a few days ago, but I just got done watching Gervonta Davis against Gamboa.
Davis gets drowned by the likes of Lomachenko if they fight. Davis has absolutely no stamina and from round 4 was just throwing 1 punch at a time. Luckily for him Gamboa has no chin and fights with his hands down.

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06 Jan 2020 11:47:36
Personally I think Tank is a good boxer but I think he is easily influenced outside the ring. U see pictures of him in clubs and see him balloon up in size. He needs to stay away from Adrian Broner who imo will end up in jail soon.

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07 Jan 2020 23:35:40
Like Broner he has great talent but his lifestyle means we will never see him completely fulfill his promise.

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28 Dec 2019 17:11:40
What do people think of Daniel Dubois?

Personally I'm not onboard the hype train just yet. I think he's got a bright future and will at some point fight for world titles, however I think at the moment people are hugely over rating him.

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28 Dec 2019 19:07:40
I agree, he looks slow to me. Powerful puncher and a good jab but I think people are hyping him too much too early. He was brilliant against Gorman but equally Gorman didn’t fight as well as he can and is hardly world class opposition. He’s still very young and could go on to huge things in a few years but the people that say he could fight for a world title next year are deluded.

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30 Dec 2019 00:59:21
I think we r forgetting that the lad is 22 years old, no rush with him. He reminds me of a heavyweight GGG, the way he stalks his opponents using that jab manoeuvring them into the corner, reminds me of triple G. Talk of him fighting Joe Joyce next, I fancy him to beat joyce then if I was Frank Warren I’d just have him knock around the European level for a while. He has his flaws and is untested but in 2 or 3 years he could be there to pick off the ageing champions. Also he comes from a good pedigree, his sister is gold medal bound in next Olympics and his younger brother is good boxer. All stems from his Dad who has been training them with early childhood. I think the future is bright for DDD.

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04 Jan 2020 19:18:41
There's no doubt that he will probably go onto do big things in Boxing. But people are calling for him to have fringe world level fights when he's just not ready.

So far he's fought domestic level fighters at best, with the exception of Gorman who could probably push for European level. He needs to take more fights like the Gorman fight, before stepping up and facing someone like Whyte. He's allegedly in talks to fight Joyce, which I think would be a good fight for him, as Joyce punches in slow motion and is very hittable.

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24 Dec 2019 13:13:05
Merry Christmas and a happy new year everyone. Enjoyed talking boxing with yous this year.

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24 Dec 2019 21:03:08
You too mate, enjoyed your articles that you posted too, hope to read more in the new year!

In my opinion, the easiest route to undisputed heavyweight champion for 2020.
Spring:
Joshua vacates WBO world title
Joshua vs Pulev - IBF mandatory
Usyk vs Chisora/ Parker - Vacant WBO title
Wilder vs Fury II - Winner made franchise champion.
Summer:
Whyte vs loser of Wilder/ Fury - WBC "regular" title
Joshua vs Usyk/ Chisora/ Parker - Unification (WBO)
Winter:
Unified champion vs WBC franchise champion (preferably Joshua vs Fury) .

The only problem with that, is Wilder and Fury are allegedly signed up for an immediate third fight.

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24 Dec 2019 21:48:15
Cheers mucker. Love the predictions for next year mate. Did u see the interview with Spence jr? he's not right.

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25 Dec 2019 02:05:46
I watched the one on Fox, people are noticing his speech but from what I'm reading, he's had a whole new front set of teeth put in, so he's probably not quite used to the dental work yet. A friend of mine who I play GRID with had a similar issue when he got his new teeth.

I honestly think he should take more time off (at least until 2021) but if he's got the all clear to fight, then so be it.

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27 Dec 2019 16:36:24
Why should he stay off until at least 2021? That makes no sense.

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04 Jan 2020 19:21:02
I did reply to this but I'm guessing it didn't go through.

Spence has just recovered from a 90mph car crash, where his car rolled over and smashed into a building. It's also worth mentioning that Spence was thrown from his car during the crash, as he wasn't wearing a seat belt plus he was drunk.

The man needs time off.

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06 Jan 2020 11:54:58
Think what Rian is saying is if he's cleared to box then he should box. Think Hsf is saying that sometimes a fighter needs to be saved from himself. Imo he did not seem right to me. He says he back doing abit of training and that's ok if he's hitting the bag or pads but I wouldn't want to see him taking shots or sparring at all. he's prob getting bored but he will have a good team around him who should give him some advice.

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07 Jan 2020 23:26:09
If he waits until 2021 he’ll be stripped of his titles and he’ll lose a lot of money. Ideally he should have a a 10 round non title fight to see where he’s at, but he might not be allowed that luxury. He’s already had a brain scan, and he’s been given the all clear. He’ll be required to have another scan and a rigorous medical before he’s cleared to fight again. So he is entitled to ply his trade if he is medically cleared.

Whether he’ll be the same again nobody knows. Personally I think he peaked a couple of years ago, and with his drink problems in particular I think he knows he hasn’t much time left in the sport. He won’t be any better next year. Waiting won’t help. I like reading your posts hsf, I see where you’re coming from on this. I just see it slightly different from you. Coming straight back into a world title fight is a big risk. Waiting another year won’t reduce that risk.

Happy new year everyone.

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19 Dec 2019 14:48:52
Reading an article about the great Sugar Ray Robinson and it questions if Sugar Ray really was the greatest. Mentions a group of contenders named 'Murderer's Row'. They were 8 of the most dangerous middleweights of the 1940s, all in the top 10 and all denied a shot at the title. It mentions how Robinson priced himself out of a fight with one of them called Charley Burley and how another named Aaron Wade beat outa Robinson outside a gym in Harlem over lack of payment for sparring and how Robinson lied about his injuries. Real fascinating read.

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04 Jan 2020 19:26:05
I think you'll see articles like this of anyone. Mayweather is an example, many people say he cherry picked his fights and waited for people to age before fighting them.
Others say he's the best ever.
Same too with Marciano, they say some of his opponents were paid to throw the fights with him by the Mafia.
Lennox Lewis was also subject to these sort of claims. Saying he ducked Tyson until he got old, refused to fight Bowe even though Bowe openly binned his title when forced to face Lewis.

I'm sure we'll see some articles claiming Joshua/ Fury/ Wilder ducked X, Y and Z when they retire.

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06 Jan 2020 11:58:11
I agree hsf, still I giggle when people accuse floyd of ducking pacman, suppose but people will talk even about stuff they don't know about.

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19 Dec 2019 12:44:13
I hope what happened to josh Taylor at the weekend is a one off and he doesn't start going down that route.

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19 Dec 2019 14:43:33
In his defence though he's being labelled as being racist, I read what he said in a Scottish paper and it wasn't racist. Homophobic and prob a bit sectarian but not racist. imo anyway and it's not right to label him with that title.

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24 Dec 2019 15:12:05
Definitely racist imo Roro. But he was really drunk, and sounds genuinely sorry, so hopefully a one off as you said. Happy Christmas to you and everyone on this site.

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24 Dec 2019 21:50:25
U to rian mate, have a good one mate.

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16 Dec 2019 18:44:25
Hearing michael conlan next fight with be a step up fight in Msg then it's a world title shot in Belfast in the summer.

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17 Dec 2019 12:17:55
Would be good to see Conlon get a title shot. I was pleased he got his revenge over that robbery in the Olympics.

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16 Dec 2019 13:58:30
Mikey Garcia has signed with Matchroom. Time to get him over here to fight me thinks.

What a quality addition to the matchroom stable.

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16 Dec 2019 18:43:22
Was it not a one fight deal?

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17 Dec 2019 12:16:40
There is no mention of it in the SkySports article, I hope it isn't a 1 fight deal. I'd love to see Garcia vs Lomachenko - even more so if it was staged in the UK, which unfortunately it won't be.
I still think Garcia is Lomachenko's biggest threat, even though Garcia lost to Spence.

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17 Dec 2019 12:50:57
Yeah mate it's a one fight deal which also gives Hearn the right to match any offer for his next fight after Feb. Would love to see Garcia vs lomo, would be great fight.

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17 Dec 2019 16:18:02
Hope Hearn manages to keep him around. He's my favourite boxer at the moment and deserves to be given a big payday.

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17 Dec 2019 19:36:48
By the sounds of what hearn said mate he's going to try his best to keep him.

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15 Dec 2019 17:22:24
Seen afew articles saying Errol spence jr may never return to boxing and Bob arum almost confirmed this in a recent interview. Sad because he was a real talent.

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15 Dec 2019 18:04:12
He was a talent, but history is littered with talents who messed up. The guy is an idiot for drink-driving, so my sympathy is limited.

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