Re: Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson, prime for prime, who wins?
Both men were past it when they fought. But I think Tyson was virtually "shot" while Lewis still had some gas in the tank. 14 years earlier at the age of 21, with Rooney in his corner, fully well conditioned, and actively beating contenders multiple times per year, Tyson would have been a totally different animal. He had so much more upper body movement, stamina, punch resistance, hand speed, workrate and skills that would later be abandoned. The hunger aspect would be a factor too.
Its anyone's fight, but I am inclined to leaning towards THAT earlier version of Tyson.