Originally Posted by killerkai1
If Lewis had dropped the Mercer fight decision in 1996 it would have been his second defeat in less then two years, how would this have impacted his career? He took the world title in 1997 and went on to be a fine champion but this fight was crucial. Would it have been the end of Lennox or just a blip?
No major impact. He would have rematched Mercer and won clearer. Lewis wasn't the finished product by that point.
A loss to Mercer in a war would be better received historically than one punch kos to Rahman and McCall.
Who knows, Bowe, Holy and Tyson may have not avoided him and they may have tasted a whooping.