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Old 02-22-2014, 12:35 AM   #618
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Default Re: Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson, prime for prime, who wins?

There is a recent & detailed thread of Tyson's competition in his prime, & a great case was made that his competition was pretty good by usual KW champion standards-& slightly better than Ali in the '60's. Obviously Mike did worse when both were past their physical prime, but you will have no way to differ with the itemized list of who he fought & what their record was before & after Mike fought.

You can mock & selectively bash anyone's competittion, & all ATGs fought many bums. Even Green & Tucker were quite telented, despite the constant grabbing of Green. Did Ali have no prime due to many of the guys he faced being past their prime, & Williams literally & figuratively shot before they fought? Marciano a bum because he fought guys past their prime?

No, you triangulate how good all were at the time & do not punish greats because they almost never can fight other peak or near peak ATGs like in the FOTC.
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