Battle Of The Giants: Lennox Lewis vs. Zeljko Mavrovic

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Battle Of The Giants: Lennox Lewis vs. Zeljko Mavrovic
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Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 1998
Location: 
Uncasville, CT
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Heavyweight
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Heavyweight Championship
Referee: 
Frank Cappuccino

Official Judging
Tom Kaczmarek 119 - 109
Franco Ciminale 117 - 111
Bob Logist 117 - 112

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After knocking out Shannon Briggs to become the linear Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis takes a tune-up defense of the WBC crown against undefeated Croatian Zeljko Mavrovic while waiting for his opportunity to unify titles with Evander Holyfield. Lewis lays the leather on the big challenger but fails to put him away and settles for a wide decision victory.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Lennox Lewis
                                                                    
10
10
9.50
10
10
10
9.33
9.83
10
9.66
10
10
Zeljko Mavrovic
                                                                    
9
9
9.50
9
9
9
9.66
9.16
9
9.33
9
9


Fan Cards: Battle Of The Giants: Lennox Lewis vs. Zeljko Mavrovic


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LENNOX LEWIS
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
118
ZELJKO MAVROVIC
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
110


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LENNOX LEWIS
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
118
ZELJKO MAVROVIC
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
110


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LENNOX LEWIS
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
119
ZELJKO MAVROVIC
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by MATYS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LENNOX LEWIS
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
118
ZELJKO MAVROVIC
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LENNOX LEWIS
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
118
ZELJKO MAVROVIC
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LENNOX LEWIS
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
119
ZELJKO MAVROVIC
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
109


Comments

Champion97's picture

Brilliant fight!!, Lennox Lewis looked great in this fight which he clearly won and showed great technical skills, I take my hat off to Zeljko Mavrovic, he fought his heart out and gave the legendary Lennox Lewis a very tough fight, in terms of how the fight played out I must say the ESPN commentry crew were pretty harsh on Lewis if I'm honest, I thought that there wasn't much in the first three rounds as they were both having plenty of success with power punches but the difference in my opinion was the jab of Lewis which is why I gave them to him, round 4 was so close as I thought they were equally effective and scored with equal amounts, I was impressed at how Mavrovic pushed Lewis back, people often try to avoid scoring even rounds because it makes them think they are a bad judge even though really you should never give a fighter a round when you aren't sure, scoring even rounds is the more fair move and I think the best judges score even rounds from time to time. Rounds 5 and 6 were the best rounds for Lewis as he looked to be in control of the fight but he would have been lucky to get round 7 as Mavrovic landed a few more clean punches and was a bit more effective. Mavrovic looked great in round 7 as he put relentless pressure on his opponent and landed hard scoring punches as he had him on the ropes, round 8 was nightmare to score and I think Lennox probably got the benefit of the doubt because of those 2 lovely right hands he landed that really rattled the head of Mavrovic to finish the round, I really didn't think there was much in the last 4 rounds as Mavrovic boxed and fought brilliantly, Lewis just did a little bit better, I was leaning towards Mavrovic for most of round 11 but that great attack from Lewis to finish the round pulled it back the lion's way, Lewis really used his feet well in the last round, overall I do think that it was a comfortable victory for Lewis but Mavrovic deserves so much credit, what a shame he never fought again.

rorschach's picture

Lennox really was something.