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Old 11-23-2009, 10:52 AM   #41
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Default Re: Evander Holyfield is one of the most underated fighters of all time

Originally Posted by BoxingFanNo1 View Post

Come on now, you were too harsh on Lewis!
I like Lewis, I think he was a great fighter, but I still rank Holy over him. My main feeling about Lewis is he really didnt become a real world class fighter until the mid 90's. I think there was enough proof in his earlier fights, that he might not have done as well if he didnt make the changes he did. I'd put the 97-98 version of Lewis competitively up against all of them, but early in the 90's I think his career might have been cut massively short if he did face some of the better guys. He just wasnt ready in my opinion. He could box like a world class fighter but he couldnt fight like one.
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