Originally Posted by irishny
Yes,because they were fighting shot to **** versions of Holy.
Holyfield was IBF and WBA champ when Lewis fought him.
He was 18 months out from defeating a still very dangerous Tyson and a year out from completely destroying Moorer.
He was still for all intents and purposes,in his prime.
When he fought Byrd he was past it,and against Iggy he was shot to ****.
The Holyfield that Lewis beat, trumps ANYTHING of Wlads record.
Oh, so the 37 year old Holyfield
that Lewis barely beat in their second fight was head and shoulders above the 37 year old Holyfield
that entered into a horribly ugly and embarrassing trilogy against John Ruiz?
John Ruiz beat Holyfield more convincingly than Lewis did.