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Old 10-11-2010, 07:58 AM   #29
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Default Re: Evander Holyfield vs Lennox Lewis in their primes?

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Originally Posted by BoxingFanNo1 View Post
"While he was incarcerated, the WBC ordered a title eliminator between No. 1 ranked Razor Ruddock and No. 2 ranked Riddick Bowe, which was accepted by both in writing. After making such commitment, Bowe decided to pull out of the agreement and instead fight Pierre Coetzer of South Africa.

http://cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/wbc10-7.htm

Riddick Bowe, just elevated to the No. 2 heavyweight contender's ranking by the World Boxing Council, is not signed to fight Donovan "Razor" Ruddock."There is absolutely no fight," Rock Newman, Bowe's manager, said yesterday. "It is a 100 percent figment of Murad Muhammad's warped imagination."Murad Muhammad, Ruddock's promoter, said Wednesday that an agreement had been reached on the fight, but not the site.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/keyword/riddick-bowe

Sulaiman said that both Holyfield and Bowe had agreed in writing to defend the crown against the Lewis-Ruddock winner, but that Bowe was having second thoughts. Americans Holyfield and Bowe fight for the world title at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 13.

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/28/sp...l?pagewanted=1
Whatever you post, yes it appears that Bowe ducked Lewis, but do you really think Riddick Bowe was scared of Lewis? My point was that there was more to it than Bowe himself saying I dont want to fight Lewis because Im scared of him. Rock Newman was a kook, he didnt want to be dictated to by anyone.
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