Originally Posted by Zakman
Evander "Real Deal" Holyfield
Faced Bowe, who Lewis didn't - and beat Tyson when it mattered.
OH, and you never saw Holyfield pasted to the canvas by second-raters in the early rounds:
Best HW Ever??? Hell, he isn't even the best HW of his own ERA!!!!!
Faced Bowe whom Lewis didn't face because Bowe ducked him.
Faced bowe and lost 2X to him (and only managed to win a MD in one of the fight).
Holyfield's resume is great, and I wouldn't have any problem with anybody having him within top 5. But Lewis' resume is clearly better.
Holyfield got himself busy fighting old fighters who got the name like Foreman and Holmes. Holyfield fought the bigger names but it was Lewis who fought the more quality opponents like Golota, Ruddock, etc.