Could you have taken lenny McLean in a fight

Fuck no, Lenny was a fucking monster. Phone Post 3.0

He did not do a whole lot of grappling right? At least when he was in his prime hardly anyone was doing much grappling. So anyone taking some modern grappling skills back in time would have a chance against.

Don't get me wrong that guy would make me nervous as hell and I would favour apologizing or running as a first strategy.

You wouldn't catch me eating his jellied eels like. Phone Post 3.0

Not a chance. He might not have had any grappling knowledge but unless you are a big, strong guy yourself he would have bitten your nose off like a raging gorilla if you tried to wrestle him. Phone Post 3.0

no

Maybe, if I could hit him first.



By "hit him first" I mean if I could hit him with my car first. Phone Post 3.0

Met him a couple of times when I worked in London nightclubs. Very scary intense individual , no I can't imagine any non pro heavyweight lasting more than a few seconds with him. Phone Post 3.0

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Kobayashi - Met him a couple of times when I worked in London nightclubs. Very scary intense individual , no I can't imagine any non pro heavyweight lasting more than a few seconds with him. Phone Post 3.0
How many non armed fugees could he take at one time? Phone Post 3.0
All of them Phone Post 3.0

I'd be more efficient with my energy and whoop his ass...

even if you "win" against a guy like that, the punishment you're going to take while attempting to win is going to be pretty damn close to losing.

Could Conor meet him at a 190 catch weight? Phone Post 3.0

Apparently Lenny's sidestep was a thing of beauty. Phone Post 3.0

His technical skills are ok, but goddamn if he wasn't crazy intense and just tough as all get out. If he were my size I may be able to beat him, but that big bastard would knock me into the 5th row.

I'm not sure you would have wanted to beat him anyway,he was truly one of the underworlds own. Phone Post 3.0

*Ell no Guv'nah! If he fancied a kick to the bullocks I might have a moment to run, but no.



*read with a thick English accent Phone Post 3.0

He was one terrifying bastard.

Fuck that. Phone Post 3.0

Looney Ronulan Paultard - Could Conor meet him at a 190 catch weight? Phone Post 3.0
That would bring 60,70,100 million ppv buys Phone Post 3.0

fuck you I aint fighting no fuckin Gubner holmes! Get the cuete esse!

Dangada dangada dang

When Frank Warren formed the National Boxing Council in the 1970s, it allowed the toughest underground fighters in Britain to compete legally. McLean, unable to become a licensed boxer due to his violent reputation and criminal record, entered the world of unlicensed boxing (which, though legal, was not sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control), and he quickly became one of its brightest stars. His most famous bout was against George 'Pappy' Langley. The notorious Essex fighter had earned a name for himself by knocking out almost all of his opponents to date. The fight lasted one round with George Langley being victorious via KO.

McLean, who in his prime was six feet two inches (188 cm) tall and weighed over twenty stone (127 kg), boasted that he could beat anybody, in either a legitimate match or in an unlicensed match with or without gloves, and reputedly sent out challenges to many of the famous boxers of the day, including Muhammad Ali and Mr. T, though neither contest materialised. He was challenged by the king of the gypsies Bartley Gorman to see who was the hardest unlicensed fighter in the United Kingdom but he refused, leading many to believe Bartley to be the better fighter.

McLean had a brutal trilogy of unlicensed matches with arch-rival Roy "Pretty Boy" Shaw, a former patient of Broadmoor Hospital. McLean lost to Shaw once via verbal submission, which McLean justified by claiming his gloves had been tampered with, thus reducing their maneuverability. McLean beat Shaw in a rematch with a dramatic first-round knockout in which Shaw was knocked out of the ring. In their final bout, McLean ended the feud with a brutal first-round knockout at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London in September 1978.

However, McLean was not invincible nor a professional athlete and large portions of his career cannot be verified. He was allegedly twice knocked out by Johnny "Big Bad" Waldron during the early days of his boxing career, both times in the first round. He was also knocked out in the first round by George Langley, twice stopped in matches against Cliff Field, and beaten on points by Kevin Paddock (none of which are mentioned in McLean's autobiography), although McLean always maintained that he had never lost a fight "on the cobbles" or outside the ring.

Despite these defeats, McLean claims to have competed in almost four thousand fights over three decades, and winning a very large majority of these fights. This led many to accept McLean as the unofficial Heavyweight Champion of the World in unlicensed boxing.