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Old 10-11-2010, 08:58 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 Rid**** 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

Rid**** 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/rid****-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 Rid**** 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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