Originally Posted by Iron Duke
I think Lewis takes it in terms of competition.
Lets see now, Larry beat Weaver twice, the peak Weaver, and when they were both past it, a 42 year old Larry beat a prime Mercer very convincingly. Larry gave McCall all he could handle back in 95, when Holmes was 13 years past it, and McCall was in his prime. And why would you count a washed up Tyson on Lewis's record? If you do, then you would have to count Holmes on Tyson's record. Larry fought 5 of the guys on Lewis's resume, and gave most of them a handful, and beat 1 of them, when he was way past it. Lewis beat a lot of those guys when they were washed up or way past it, like Tyson and Holyfield. Lewis beat shells of those fighters.