Originally Posted by Thread Stealer
I think it was business more than anything. I'm sure Bowe and his team knew Lewis was a risk, maybe Bowe was at a psychological disadvantage from the Olympics, but it sure didn't help that HBO offered Bowe easy millions for easier fights. Bowe and Rock Newman pimped out HBO, getting paid millions for mismatches like Dokes and Ferguson. Even the Holyfield rematch was expected to be a pretty easy fight.
I actually think Bowe being able to compete a high level during those Olympics with what was going on in his family life and win any medal at all was in itself, a great feat.
Too bad they didn't fight around that time ,would have been a good s**** ..As far as pimping HBO really who hasn't pimped out HBO