Originally Posted by JeanPaulValley
Lewis stopped Vitali, and Holyfield was capable at the time and was actually favoured over Lewis at the time of the fight.
Lewis did stop Vitali on cuts after losing every round and promising rematch and then retiring.
Holyfield was considered an underdog in 1996 when he came to fight Tyson. Holyfield had been in many wars and was older.
Yet they favored him to beat a prime young champion like Lewis?
Prime Holyfield would put Lewis to sleep.