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Old 10-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #40
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Default Re: Nineties heavyweights

Originally Posted by Stevie G View Post
Just a thought. A mixed bunch,were n't they ?

Lennox Lewis gets knocked out by a moderate fighter,Oliver McCall. McCall then gets taken to the verge of defeat by an ancient Larry Holmes. Michael Moorer gets sparked by an even more ancient George Foreman.

Could you envisage something like that happening in the seventies,for example ? Ancient versions of Foreman and Holmes even being competitive with,let alone winning,against their younger selves or Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier ?
It might not have had the glamour of the 70's but the 90's was the greatest ever HW era imo.

The top 4, Bowe, Holyfield, Lewis & Tyson might not quite match up to Ali, Foreman, Frazier & Norton, but the depth was fantastic.

Ruddock, Mercer, Morrison, Moorer, old Foreman, old Holmes, Tua, Ibeabuchi, Byrd, Rahman, McCall, Cooper, Golata, Briggs etc... & so many great fights.
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