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Old 11-23-2009, 08:01 AM   #32
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Default Re: Evander Holyfield is one of the most underated fighters of all time

Originally Posted by lefthook31 View Post
Your post is full of would of's and should of's. Bowe didnt get knocked out with headgear on. The fight was stopped (prematurely in my opinion). You can watch it for yourself on youtube. You cant say how Lewis would have done against "ancient versions of Holmes and Foreman" because he never fought them. One thing is clear, he was knocked out by two fighters who werent even in the category of ancient Holmes and Foreman. He struggled with Ray Mercer, who lost to "ancient Holmes" as well. Your idea of dominating quality opposition is vastly different than mine.
I responded to your post before, which was only "if's". Fact is that Lewis KO'd a lot of good fighters who came in shape, Holyfield usually had to go to war against a quality fighter who showed up in shape. Yes, Lewis had these two KO losses which hurt him a little, but he did beat Holyfield convicingly and very few fighters ever came close to beating Lewis on points.

If Lewis wasn't a truly dominant HW, who was?
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