The tiger is the largest and strongest of all cats, weighing up to 660lb. Lions are the second largest cats, weighing up to 550lb. However, a battle between a lion and a tiger could go either way. There are numerous records of fights between these species, since many people in the past have wanted the answer to this question and tried to settle it by cruelly pitting tigers and lions against each other. In some cases the tiger wins, in some cases the lion. The outcome of such a fight depends on the individuals involved - their age, size, sex, health, experience, temperament, etc. Tigers are larger and stronger, but size and strength are not the only determining factors - a large but timid tiger would be likely to lose to a small but aggressive lion, even though it was stronger. Lions generally have more fighting experience - they often clash with other prides, whereas tigers tend to avoid conflict whenever possible.
Just for the record, male lions DO hunt - they sometimes join the females, especially when hunting large prey like buffalo, and young males who have left their natal pride but not yet taken over one of their own have no choice but to hunt for themselves. The main reason the females do most of the hunting is that the role of the male is to defend the pride from invading males - he must save his strength for fighting. So the fact that lionesses do most of the hunting, whilst male tigers must hunt for themselves, does not put the male lion at a disadvantage in a fight with a tiger. If anything, it gives him an advantage.
Also, a single lion, male or female, is quite capable of hunting by itself. Lions hunt in groups because they are more likely to be successful that way, and it also means they can take down bigger prey - for example, giraffes and even elephants on occasion.
The tiger has the advantage of size and strength, whilst the lion has the advantage of (generally) greater fighting experience and, in the case of the male, the protection afforded by his mane. Both animals have about the same speed and agility, and razor-sharp claws. The tiger's jaws are a little stronger, and its teeth a little larger, but this doesn't make much of a difference, since a bite in a vital area would mean death to either animal. As I said, it really depends on the individuals involved.
I think a tiger is stronger than a lion. This is because a tiger is bigger and has more muscles than a lion. For example if you put a Bengal tiger to fight against a lion, the lion will be beaten because tigers have stronger jaw force and paw-swipe.
A tiger is larger and stronger than a lion, but a male lion's mane could give it protection against a bite to the throat (a death bite). So, in a regular fight, if the weaker animal was to forfeit before death, a tiger would most likely win. But in a fight to the death the male lion's mane could give it an unfair advantage, so it could go either way. Depends on the lion's luck. :)
The Tiger is more stronger than a Lion because the Tiger lives alone and learns hunting and fighting far more faster than the Lion. The Tiger can exceed 13 feet in length from nose to tail, 4 feet 6 inches in height at shoulders. Tigers can exceed more than 360 Kg in weight. Tigers have been clocked at a speed of 62 km/h. Tigers have been caught in tape while leaping above the 6 feet high boundary wall by holding its prey of 120 Kg buffalo. Lions fight and hunt in groups. A Lion needs help of a lioness while fighting with another lion. Tigers have more experience of fighting and hunting alone. Lions live in groups known as pride. When the cubs are born they join the pride.