Lennox Lewis vs. Ray Mercer

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CompuBox Punchstats
Total Punches Lewis Mercer
Landed 235 223
Thrown 531 381
Pct. 44% 59%
Total Jabs Lewis Mercer
Landed 106 134
Thrown 315 224
Pct. 33% 60%
Power Punches Lewis Mercer
Landed 129 89
Thrown 216 157
Pct. 60% 57%

1996-05-10 : Ray Mercer 238 lbs lost to Lennox Lewis 247 lbs by MD in round 10 of 10

  • Unofficial AP scorecard: 97-93 Mercer
  • Unofficial Philadelphia Daily News scorecard: 97-95 Mercer
  • Unofficial HBO scorecard: 95-95


Ray Mercer lands a right against Lennox Lewis
  • At the 1988 Olympics, Lewis won gold at super heavyweight and Mercer won gold at heavyweight.
  • Lewis got $1.2 million and Mercer made $400,000.
  • The fight was televised live on HBO.
  • There was a crowd of 17,041 at Madison Square Garden.
  • The fight was a true slugfest from start to finish.
  • There were no knockdowns in the fight.
  • The decision was loudly booed.

Post-Fight Quotes

  • "I felt that I was comfortably ahead," Lewis said. "But I don't take anything away from Ray Mercer. Ray Mercer is no slouch. Ray Mercer comes to fight all the time. He had everything to gain and nothing to lose. Ray gave Holyfield a great fight. He gives everybody a great fight."
  • "I did the best I could," Mercer said. "I don't know what the judges were watching. I don't think I lost the fight. I gave away a couple of rounds, but I still think I did enough to win."
  • "Lennox moved up to another level as a fighter tonight, I think," said Emanuel Steward, Lewis' trainer. "It showed that if he has to go to war and gut it out, he can do it."