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Old 10-10-2010, 09:13 PM   #22
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Default Re: Evander Holyfield vs Lennox Lewis in their primes?

Originally Posted by My2Sense View Post
They fought when they were both showing their age, and Lewis beat him clearly both times IMO. Granted, Holy was the older and probably more faded of the two at that time, but I think the decisiveness of Lewis' wins earn him the benefit of the doubt.
Your wording reeks of bias:

showing their age?"
"Holyfield was the older and probably more faded of the two"

Lewis peaked very late, he was already 31 in the McCall rematch, do you really consider him past-prime against Holy? I think Lewis still looked Peak a year later against Grant & Botha. Truly poor preparation & overconfidence is what made Lewis so faded in his first meeting with Rahman, yet when properly prepared for the rematch, despite being aged 36, he again appeared Peak. In contrast, Holy was clearly past-prime from '94 onwards.
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