Originally Posted by tobkhan
Right but that´s not what i´m doing. What i´m doing is that Lewis knew how Tyson fought and that he knew how to counter it because of the sparring. So, that and his ability to adapt gives him a big advantage.
All of Tyson's opponents knew "how he to fight him", but it's one thing to know and another to actually apply that when a 215 pound bull is rushing towards you. Personally, I don't think Lewis could ever beat a prime Tyson on his best night. Tyson back then, unlike the later days, didn't just barrell forward recklessly, he was a very skilled fighter who stayed behind the jab, slipped, went to the body and countered. I have a hard time believing Lewis could handle him, and a sparring session years prior is hardly proof that he could. Tyson was always improving and I guarantee he was a far and away a much better fighter in 88 then 85' (or w/e) when the sparring session occured. That's my opinion anyway.