Originally Posted by madballster
What's Lewis career defining moment?
Beating a shot Tyson while hugging him 90 times? Rematching a drug addicted McCall where Lennox couldn't knock down a guy who stood in front of him with no guard? Or maybe it was the 24 rounds of bore and hugfest against a steroid abusing ex-cruiserweight Holyfield?
The more I think about it the more it becomes obvious that beating Vitali was Lewis' most exciting fight and his best altogether win. Never has Lewis beaten a man who after losing to Lewis went on to be a universally recognized belt holder. Never has Lewis shown more will, heart and determination in a fight.
Try thinking a little more and maybe you'll remember the Mercer fight. Rick tested a prime Lewis much more than Vitlay did to an old unmotivated Lewis. Now that was an exciting fight with much more skill being displayed than in the vk bout. And judging by the way the sixth round ended, with vk hanging on for dear life, I highly doubt that vk would have finished the fight. That cut was probably the best thing that ever happened to vk.