Originally Posted by turbotime
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.
Yes, Holyfield was the favourite in the Lewis bout.
The fight was actually even after the 6th round when the fight with Vitali was stopped.