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Old 06-20-2007, 11:46 PM   #56
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Default Re: Greater Resume: Lewis or Holmes?

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Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
Between mid 90's and 2003 you had Tyson, Bowe, Holyfield, Lewis, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko.
Between the late 70's during Holmes' reign untill the mid 80's you had Holmes........................ and a lot of contenders who hardly remained consistent for a long period. Thomas and Witherspoon are probably the best of them. Holmes ducked Thomas and barely beat a green thomas, ducked the rematch.
Tyson was gone for most of the early 90's, and was basically done by the time he came back. Holyfield was past it by 1995 as well. Bowe never did much, and retired around 1997, after being manhandled twice by Golata.. The Klitschko bros. feasted on the dying remains of the 80's and 90's, and were beaten by a 38 year old Lewis, a 38 year old Sanders, Journeyman Ross Purity, Lamon Brewster and Chris Byrd.

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I think even most of the people who were born around 1960-1970, who saw the late 70's and early 80's during lifeyears when they form their favorites (17-24 y.o.), will agree that the 90's was a better period for heavyweights than the late 70's/early 80's.
When most people refer to the 90's as being a great era for the heavyweight division, they typically are illuding to the early to mid 90's. This period started around 1988, and ran until maybe 1993. Tyson was gone, and would never be himself again. Foreman and Holmes had both seen the best of their comeback days. Holyfield was past it. Lewis was getting beaten by Mccall. Bowe was good in the Holyfield trilogy, but failed to do anything else there after.

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And yes, in Holmes' time the titles meant a lot less. And Holmes at one point was stripped of his only meaningful title to duck Page. Was gifted a belt which didn't mean shit at the time. You can't ignore these things
I've explained this to you before on a multitude of occassions, as have others, yet you still chose to stick with your limited and unproven convictions. Perhaps it's you are ignoring " things"......
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