Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
Lewis has an all-round better resume and his best win (dominated a 36 year old Holyfield) is better than Holmes' best win (close win over an aging Norton).
If there was any doubt, the fact that Lewis actually took on dangerous fights and unified whereas Holmes didn't do so from 1982 should make the difference.
The Norton of the Holmes fight beats the Holyfield that fought Lewis 7 times out of 10. Also, if you really want to get into the thing post 82 title reign from Holmes, be my guest.