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Old 10-14-2010, 02:06 PM   #45
hobgoblin
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Default Re: Evander Holyfield vs Lennox Lewis in their primes?

holyfield clearly. when holyfield fought lewis in 1999, he had 2 wars with qawi, 2 wars with bowe, 2 wars with michael moorer, 1.5 wars with mike tyson. these things take a lot from you as a fighter! lewis never had a war like holyfield. lewis's loss to mccall was not even as punishing as some of holy's wins! when holy beat a very good verson of mike tyson, he took dozens of shots like what mccall landed against lewis.

chronological age is not the same as a boxer's age. with a prime holyfield, lewis' best asset, his power, would be thrown out of the equation. this is a huge concession for lewis. holyfield would be busier and he was the more skilled boxer. he had better stamina. holyfield in 1999 fought in spurts. not the 1993 version. holyfield wins clearly on points in a competitive fight. for those who may think i'm discounting lewis, to be fair, he beat a similar version of holyfield that whooped mike tyson's ass twice. that was a great achievment but that does not mean he'd have beaten a prime holy. a prime holy was too busy and too skilled. he have been in lewis' face all night.
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