Originally Posted by Cael
Lewis does have a better win then anything on Wlads resume, and that win is Vitali.
That version of Holyfield he beat, probably wont be top 3 on Wlad's resume in terms of prowness.
Name and recognition? yes...but in terms of ability and risk, that Holyfield doesnt come close to Vitali.
IF you want to make a case for Lewis having superior wins to Wlad. then frankly, Holyfield shouldnt be your first choice of reason.
Vitali was just the icing on the cake of an already illustrious career.
Holyfield win is superior to any singular win on Wladimir's resume. He was the lineal champion. Cael you have some weird logic; Terms of Ability & Risk? Holyfield was still of the elite at that particular time it just so happened that Lewis beat him in impressive fashion both outings.
Only Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Larry Holmes beat more rated Heavyweight contenders/champions.
Great Heavyweights vs Top 10 Opposition (sorted by wins):
Muhammad Ali: 32-5
Joe Louis: 30-3
Larry Holmes: 20-5
Lennox Lewis: 15-2-1
Mike Tyson: 13-4
Rocky Marciano: 11-0
Evander Holyfield: 11-7-2
Joe Frazier: 10-4
Sonny Liston: 8-4
George Foreman: 7-5