Originally Posted by Bigcat
Bowe also only lost one pro fight at heavyweight and was involved in one of the best trilogys in heavyweight history... Remember that... That is why many applaud his skills... It made him a great heavyweight... we are not here to analyse how he was damaged longterm because every fighter knows those risks.. he did what he did and should be appreciated as a tremendous athlete... So BRAVO to a brilliant Heavyweight champion with a sole loss on his resume...
In reality, he was on his way to losing two fights until his more skilled, more talented opponent let his ten-cent brain take over. He also had to rely on low blows to put away a decidedly ordinary and toothless Pierre Coetzer. He also got taken to class by an old coke-snorting donut enthusiast in Tony Tubbs. Then he picked a succession of the most ridiculous title defenses in Dokes and Ferguson. All the while, he avoided the number 1 Heavyweight threat in Lewis, staging some campy, contrived trash can routine.
On the plus side, he did fight an epic series with Holyfield, but a series I that was made more epic by his decision to compete by Holyfield's rules. Styles make fights. And those fights were great, he probably fought the wrong style.