Originally Posted by JLC
Tyson --- 12yrs past his best and shell of former ATG
Holyfield ---way over the hill with sleared speach and no reflexs
Bruno ----gave Lewis a boxing lesson yet surcumbed to lucky punch
McCall ---- 4 days out of drug rehab "joke fight"
Rahman--- proberbly worst champion in history yet K.Od Lewis
Tua----weighed 260lbs and could hardly walk
Akinwande---both guilty of holding in zzzzzzfest -pathetic
Golota----had panic attack in dressing room 5 mins b4 1st bell
Ruddock---damaged goods after being brutalized twice by Tyson
Vitali Klitschko----Lewis lucky by headbutt stoppage
Mercer----most felt merciless was "robbed"
Tyson - Ranked #1 contender in the HW division. Most people (probably incuding your punk ass) gave him a 5/7 odds of beating Lewis.
Holyfield - WBA and IBF belt holder. He just beat Tyson 2X, and Moorer. The 1996 version was arguably better than the 1992 version. Beaten every man he faced just before he fought Lewis.
Bruno - Got KOed, awesome display of Lewis' power.
Mccall - Never been KOed/TKOed except against Lewis. McCall only started to show this so-called "mental instability" after 2 rounds of desparation, realising he is going to get schooled badly by Lewis in that fight.
Rahman - Many thought (again probably including your punk ass) that Rahman had Lewis' numbers. Lewis showed tremendous heart in showing absolutely no fear to a guy who just KOed him and displaying an awesome one punch KO in a rematch win.
Tua - Weighed only 245 lbs, and was really undefeated at the time he faced Lewis (I had him winning over Ibeabuchi). Tua was KOing everybody (including then future champs Maskaev, Rahman, Ruiz, etc). Lewis showed the blueprint on how to beat Tua, many fighters since then followed that masterpiece blueprint.
Morrison - Lewis KOed him in 6. Lewis displayed awesome skills in that fight.
Akinwande - Undefeated and a great prospect when he fought Lewis. Lewis showed he has no problem fighting a guy taller than him.
Golota - Recognized by many as the best HW at that time, following his good showing against Bowe. Lewis disposed him in less than a round.
Tucker - Had a record of 44-1 when he fought Lewis. He only lost to TYson prior to that.
Ruddock - Ranked by many as the best HW at that time(when TYson went to prison), following his good performance against Tyson.
Klitschko - Lewis took everything Vitali could dish, proving his chin was better than most people think. Vitali will go on to reign the HW after the Lewis fight.
Mercer - Lewis won fairly. Mercer showed at the top of his game that night.
Grant - Undefeated good prospect, many thought he was the next big thing. Lewis pulverized him in 2.
Botha - Good contender, showed up in tremendous shape against Lewis. Lewis disposed him in 2.
Briggs - Lewis disposed him in 5. 10 year later, Briggs will go on and win a HW belt