The Mercer fight is key and worth dwelling on for a moment.
You should take another look at it. Mercer is grossly out of shape, he looks like a guy in the local pub, not a trained pro boxer. He is so fat that Manny Steward actually comments on it to Lennox in between rounds in an effort to calm LL down.
The fight is on Youtube as far as I know, you should check it out again...
Ive said this a million times before but will say it again (!), the Mercer fight is a damning performance for Lewis, especially bearing in mind fossilised Holmes stellar performance against him at roughly the same time.
Originally Posted by Muchmoore
Mercer completely overlooked Holmes and thought he would steamroll him. He wasnt in good shape, while when he fought Lewis, he was in great shape and it was his peak performance.